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Our pilot training articles are designed to help you improve your flying proficiency. Bone up on beneficial skills as well as the biggest mistakes to avoid as a pilot. Fly right with articles on topics such as dealing with ice and the most dangerous things you can do as a pilot.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Insidious Emergency


Recognize, react to and survive Hypoxia



The Insidious EmergencyOn the morning of September 5, 2014, news spread rapidly that a Socata TBM 900 aircraft was in trouble.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

To Go Or Not To Go


Departing legally and safely in a jet



To Go Or Not To GoRight from the beginning, I knew that we were cutting it tight.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Florida Institute Of Technology—Train On The Space Coast


Academic excellence and world-class training are hallmarks of Florida Tech



Florida Institute Of Technology—Train On The Space CoastFlorida Tech has been around since 1958 with its ideal location minutes from Melbourne International Airport on Florida's Space Coast.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Surviving A Dozen Engine Failures (Or Was It 13?)


Chances are, you’ll never experience a serious engine problem. But, then again…



Surviving A Dozen Engine Failures (Or Was It 13?)The good news is there's next to no chance you'll ever lose an engine, assuming you don't do anything dumb.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Aviation Career Update 2014


Regional pilot shortages and updated FAA requirements fuel the latest changes in aviation careers



Aviation Career Update 2014Pilot careers are nothing if not tumultuous. Right now, we're in uncharted territory, as regional airlines are experiencing the worst pilot shortage since regional service in the 1950s.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pay To Play: Eagle Jet International


Eagle Jet’s unique “internship” program builds hours fast



Pay To Play: Eagle Jet InternationalIn aviation, a great paradox has always existed that to get a job as an airline pilot, one has to first build multi-engine time in airliners, but that can't be done without being an airline pilot.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What’s The Rudder’s Real Purpose?


Shedding light on the least understood and most misused control in an airplane



What’s The Rudder’s Real Purpose? Here's a black-and-white statement that's more fact than opinion: The rudder is easily the least understood and most misused control in an airplane.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Looking Versus Seeing


A visual nuance that spells the difference between good and perfect



Looking Versus SeeingThe concept of seeing the nose and making it do what the pilot wants it to do is much more complex than it appears.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

20 Tips For The Pattern


Flying the circuit is fairly cut-and-dried, right? Not necessarily.



20 Tips For The PatternIt's a corollary to one of the most popular mantras instructors have been preaching for years: A good landing is nearly always the result of a good approach.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

License Next Step: Commercial Certificate


AFIT’s accelerated Commercial Pilot program adds finesse, control and the ability to get paid



License Next Step: Commercial CertificateI thought my instructor, John, was testing me to see how I'd react.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Treat Vmc with Respect


Nearly all twin accidents are related to an abuse of Vmc



Treat Vmc with RespectThe hard reality of twin-engine accidents is that the vast majority are a function of loss of control during single-engine operations.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Advanced Training


Leaving your aviation comfort zone will open new doors



Advanced TrainingPilots tend to be creatures of habit, often flying the same type of mission every time.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Top 20 Tips For Night Flying


No matter what some allegedly old pros may tell you, flying at night definitely isn’t the same as aviating in daylight



Top 20 Tips For Night FlyingNight flying isn't for everyone. Much of the joy and wonder of flying disappears when the sun goes down.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kansas State: Affordable Excellence


A world-class UAV program, Beechcraft fleet and small class size make K-State a standout



Kansas State: Affordable ExcellenceHeadlines across the media have recently focused on the shortage of regional airline pilots.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Training With Seminoles


ATP Flight School employs the world’s largest fleet of Piper Seminoles to train aspiring airline pilots for the multi-engine rating



Training With SeminolesPiper has always been famous for producing light twins.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Breaking The Accident Chain


The danger of multitasking and inattentional blindness: hang up, focus and pay attention



Breaking The Accident ChainMistakes are a part of life, but when it comes to aviation, sometimes even a simple mistake can lead to disaster.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2014 Hot Aviation Careers


A new era of aerospace is fueling aviation career opportunities



2014 Hot Aviation CareersIn terms of careers in the aviation industry, all the attention has been focused on regional airlines and the hand-wringing as the supply of pilots is drying up.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Season Of Turbulence


The summer heat is around the corner, and so is the cobblestone sky



The Season Of TurbulenceMost pilots agree that summer is the favored season for flying.