Tips and technique

  • Learn to love the wind

    Learn to love the wind

    Pilots spend a lot of time worrying about the weather, and for good reason–it’s a factor in many general aviation accidents. But while nasty things like thunderstorms and in-flight icing get a lot of attention, more flights are affected by wind than any other weather phenomena. It deserves serious attention.

  • Unlocking the PTS

    Unlocking the PTS

    When most students hear the term “PTS” they might think of a training acronym, an obscure part of their aircraft, or a list to buy at the grocery store.  Rarely […]

  • Training Beyond the Certificate

    Training Beyond the Certificate

    There’s no doubt your checkride was conducted within the parameters of the PTS and you demonstrated quality decision making skills and judgment, but that’s just the beginning.  Earning a pilot […]

  • 6 aviation cliches that are true – and 3 that are not

    6 aviation cliches that are true – and 3 that are not

    Aviation is filled with “experts.” These self-appointed sages never miss a chance to share their tips for safer flying, usually from the lofty perch of a rocking chair at the FBO. But not every cliche can be discarded. Most of them exist because there’s a kernel of truth.

  • New Year’s Resolutions

    New Year’s Resolutions

    With the New Year holiday in the rear view mirror, it is time to follow through on those resolutions like losing weight, exercising more, spending more time with family, starting […]




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