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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.

 
  • 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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  • Welcome to the Club – Now What

    Welcome to the Club – Now What

    Five ways to celebrate getting your wings Aviators are a unique breed. Some might say we are obsessive/compulsive and they could probably make a pretty good case. After all, we […]

     
     
  • 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 […]

     
     
  • Breaking the Barriers, the Final 4 Obstacles to Your Flight Training

    Breaking the Barriers, the Final 4 Obstacles to Your Flight Training

    Sadly, many of the people who begin flight lessons are never able to see them through to earning a certificate. Much as the ongoing NCAA tournament that began with 68 teams is being whittled down to the final four, pilot candidates fall to the wayside for a plethora of reasons. But this article will discuss the four most common pitfalls and suggest strategies so you become a pilot rather than falling victim to these obstacles.

     
     
 
 

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