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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.

 
  • 4 Tips for Effective Study

    4 Tips for Effective Study

    There’s no hiding the fact that earning a pilot certificate will most certainly involve some study.  While certain topics will come easier for some, we all will face unique challenges […]

     
     
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  • The art of cross country travel by light airplane

    The art of cross country travel by light airplane

    As student pilots and newly-minted private pilots, we spend most of our time in the traffic pattern or the practice area. It’s all about the process, not enjoying the ride or the destination. But once you earn your license, it’s critical to throw off those shackles, get out and travel!

     
     
  • Defining Night

    Defining Night

    Perhaps only in aviation could we come up with three different, and sometimes confusing, definitions for the same word, Night.  These three definitions are often a source of confusion for […]

     
     
  • Flying for the Young

    Flying for the Young

    As a flight instructor, I am often asked the question, “How old do you have to be to start learning to fly?”
    The short answer to the question is that there is no minimum age for a child to begin learning to fly. The longer answer is a bit more complicated and I will attempt to discuss that here.

     
     
  • Airmanship

    Airmanship

    Airmanship can be defined as the ability of a pilot to properly assess the environment in which the aircraft is operating and properly managing that aircraft taking into account both […]

     
     
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  • Flying for Fun

    Flying for Fun

    Flight school, albeit fun, can be a real drag. I can recall fretting over the next “turns around a point” lesson for the fourth time.  Don’t get me wrong, any […]

     
     
  • Going paperless with your logbook

    Going paperless with your logbook

    Over the past 3 years pilots have been quickly transitioning to a paperless cockpit, using the iPad as an electronic preflight and in-flight resource. The iPad allows pilots to reliably […]

     
     
 
 

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