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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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Short-Field Ops

How to make every runway seem longer

Short-Field OpsWanna talk about short-field landings? Sure, why not?
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.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Embry-Riddle: Biggest, Oldest, Boldest

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continues to set the standard in aviation training

Embry-Riddle: Biggest, Oldest, BoldestIn 1925, when barnstormer John Paul Riddle and entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry founded the Embry-Riddle Company at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, they probably had no idea their company would turn into one of the most recognized private aviation universities in the world.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

20 Tips For IFR Flying

Yes, there could have been 200, but we decided to stop at 20

20 Tips For IFR FlyingLast month, we published a list of 20 tips we hoped might help keep you healthy and happy during VFR flight.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

20 Tips For VFR Flying

These ideas may not save your life, or maybe they will

20 Tips For VFR FlyingVFR flying can be more difficult than you might imagine.