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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.

 
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  • How to pause, rewind and replay your flight lessons

    How to pause, rewind and replay your flight lessons

    It’s no secret that the airplane cockpit doesn’t provide the best classroom experience in the air. With new technology though you can easily record the audio, video and GPS flight track from each flight to better debrief with your instructor and get more out of each flight lesson.

     
     
  • Flight training and the iPad – webinar video

    Flight training and the iPad – webinar video

    Can you use an iPad during flight training? The answer is almost always yes, but a smart pilot should understand when and how to integrate technology into the learning process. Sporty’s recently hosted a webinar on the topic, which offers over an hour of tips for pilot new to the iPad.

     
     
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  • When all else fails, FTFA!

    When all else fails, FTFA!

    One of aviation’s defining characteristics is its acronyms. FAR, ILS, PTS, WAAS and hundreds more fill our flying conversations, and often confuse new pilots. At the risk of adding to the confusion, I’d like to suggest one more, but it won’t be on the Knowledge Test. FTFA, loosely translated to Fly The Freaking Airplane, has come in handy dozens of times over the course of my flying career.

     
     
  • Wake Turbulence Avoidance

    Wake Turbulence Avoidance

    If you are like most students in the country, you are likely training at a smaller, pilot controlled (non-towered) airport.  There are many benefits to training at these smaller airports […]

     
     
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  • The Joy of a Personal Flight

    The Joy of a Personal Flight

    As Christmas approaches once again, I can’t help but think back to an earlier holiday and a flying experience that I had with two of my favorite passengers; my two daughters. They were a bit younger when this occurred but it is still a great flying memory and one that I’m excited to retell.

     
     
  • Seven winter weather flying tips

    Seven winter weather flying tips

    As the season transitions from fall to winter and the temperature is consistently below freezing, unique challenges are presented to pilots. Flight training doesn’t need to stop in the winter […]

     
     
 
 

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