Soft Fields

February 23, 2012

Soft field operations can be fun in aviation simply because they’re just different. Many private airports are soft fields and many remote airports are soft fields.
What is a “soft field”? Well a soft field simply means that the runway is not paved or concrete. They come in many different shapes and sizes. For the most [...]

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Short Fields

February 23, 2012

Short fields are a very fun thing in aviation. They are a challenge to some but a joy to others. All airplanes handle them differently. But weather you’re in a Cessna 150 or a 747, here are some basics that will always stay the same.
First off, what is a short field? Well some people may [...]

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G1000 Flying

February 23, 2012

The Garmin G1000, an aviation changing experience. Once you fly with it once, you will never want to go back to those old steam gauges. It is simply a pleasure to fly with and is one of the most technologically advanced pieces of equipment on the market today.
What is the G1000? The G1000 is a [...]

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Washington D.C. SFRA

February 23, 2012

The Washington D.C. Special Flight Rules Area (DC SFRA) can be one of the most intimidating places that a pilot might fly. One might hear horror stories of pilots who get there airplanes taken away or their licenses revoked because of them venturing into the SFRA with the wrong knowledge.  It can be an intimidating [...]

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3 Reasons Why You Need an Instrument Rating

February 23, 2012

An instrument rating is probably going to be the most difficult but the most rewarding rating you will get during your flight training. I’ll never forget when I got my instrument rating. There are some great reasons why you’ll need it. Here I’ll tell you 3 great reasons why you need an instrument rating.
The first [...]

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Five Things To Have In Your Flight Bag

February 21, 2012

A pilots flight bag can be one of the most important tools one pilot could have. But it’s not the bag that’s the tool..its what’s inside of it. So what are some of the most important items that a pilot should have in his or her flight bag? Here, I am going to go through [...]

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Can a Private Pilot Become a Commercial Pilot?

March 25, 2011

We all know that being a private pilot and joining the general aviation industry is merely a milestone or a stepping stone for some. Getting your private pilot license can open up a whole new world of opportunities for you as an aviator.
From this point, they have several options to choose from though some remain [...]

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Are You Struggling with Your Private Pilot Checkride?

March 18, 2011

Don’t worry about it. Private pilots have gone through the same thing during their student days. You’re not the only one feeling nervous about the upcoming exam, because it’s entirely normal! The private pilot checkride is just like any routine test that you go through. All it needs is enough preparation, and you’re good to [...]

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Qualities That Make Up Being a Private Pilot

March 3, 2011

Being a private pilot goes more than just sitting inside an airplane and taking off to fly. It is a lifestyle that one must cultivate, and thus being a lifestyle, one has to have certain qualities in order to be deserving to be called an aviator. You can call it as required attitudes that you [...]

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Do You Need an Online Ground School

November 1, 2010

As they say, the life of a student pilot involves learning, studying, flying… and more learning, studying and flying. You have to cultivate the habit of self-studying. You need every piece of knowledge that you could get, especially when you are on the road to getting your private pilot checkride. Remember, your CFI can only [...]

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