Video: checking out in a T-6

It's one of the most popular trainers of the World War II era, and it has a well-deserved reputation for being the "pilot maker." Join FlightChops as he checks out in the T-6. You'll see the demanding tailwheel airplane from the pilot's view, and see why a good T-6 pilot is always on his toes.

Friday photo: Dan Brucker first solo

The moment: First Solo The pilot: Dan Brucker (left) The place: Central Illinois Regional Airport, Bloomington, IL (KBMI) The aircraft: Cessna 172S Skyhawk The memory: Finally a calm day after what...

Back to Basics – Weight and Balance

A recent news story told the tale of an aircraft accident where six adults had loaded themselves into a single engine Piper and taken...

Video: flying a Breezy around Hawaii

Flying anything around Hawaii is memorable, but an open cockpit Breezy makes it utterly unforgettable. This beautiful video takes you along for the ride, soaring over the blue water below and looking up at the cliffs of Kauai. It may not be a Cessna, but it sure is fun - and sandals are encouraged!
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Quiz: Test Your Taxi Techniques

Moving an aircraft on the ground is a vital phase of every flight, but airplanes don't drive like a car. Certain care must be...

Friday photo: Malena Modirzadeh private pilot checkride

On January 15, 2018 after an intense 4 hours of oral examination and 2 hours of flight examination, I earned my wings! This accomplishment marks the beginning of an amazing journey in aviation. I'm halfway through the challenging, but fun, instrument flying now.

Confidence on the radio is all about listening

For me, learning how to talk on the radio was a difficult element of my training. And I know from talking to other pilots,...

FAA announces complex aircraft change

As you may have heard, earlier this week the FAA announced a policy change that went into effect on Tuesday, 4/26/2018, which eliminates the...

Video: flying a 1941 Piper J-3 Cub

The J-3 Cub has a legendary reputation among pilots - it taught thousands to fly in the 1940s, and it's still a fun way to get in the air today. In this video, you'll first fly in a Piper to a beautiful airport with a grass runway (the modern way to fly). Then go flying in a 1941 Cub (the classic way to fly). Oh yeah, the Cub window is open of course!

Friday photo: Michael Gibbs first solo flight

The moment: 20th anniversary of first solo flight The pilot: Michael Gibbs (left) The place: Phoenix Deer Valley Airport, Phoenix, AZ (KDVT) The aircraft: Cessna 150 The memory: when I first...