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Read the latest blog posts from our team of flight instructors and pilots. Every week, we share tips and tricks, helpful resources and personal training stories.

 
  • A pilot looks at 60

    A pilot looks at 60

    Mother, Mother Ocean I have heard your call. Wanted to sail upon your waters Since I was three feet tall.   These words were penned by Jimmy Buffett 40 years […]

     
     
  • Giving Back to Aviation

    Giving Back to Aviation

    You may know Sean D. Tucker as one of the best air show pilots in the business, but did you also know that he is the current Young Eagles Chairman? Sean has held this title since AirVenture 2013 when he took over from Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles. Only a few people have held this title over the years and Sean is as hard working as they come.

     
     
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  • Get the most out of the emergency checklist

    Get the most out of the emergency checklist

    I recently gave a flight review to an experienced pilot who flies a modern Cessna single-engine airplane for recreation and transportation purposes. A topic we covered thoroughly was emergency procedures, since most pilots don’t encounter emergencies often […]

     
     
  • After the checkride – making a plan to stay engaged

    After the checkride – making a plan to stay engaged

    During flight training, it’s natural to focus on the big hurdles: the medical, first solo, knowledge test and checkride. Those are certainly important, and they deserve your attention. But many student pilots get so focused on the training process that they never think about flying after the checkride. That’s a mistake.

     
     
  • Managing Emergencies

    Managing Emergencies

    As pilots we are taught from early on that managing an emergency during our flying career is not a question of “If” but a question of “when”. We are meticulous […]

     
     
  • Flying Clubs

    Flying Clubs

    Flying clubs come in many shapes and sizes. What they have in common is a group of members interested in flying and in saving money on their flying activities.

     
     
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  • FBO Speak

    FBO Speak

    Interacting with the local FBO (Fixed Base Operator) isn’t something you’ll typically learn as part of a standard training curriculum at your local flight school.  But yet we depend on […]

     
     
 
 

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