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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, 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.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014


The benefits of getting high

TurbochargingYou don't have to live in the high plains or the mountains to appreciate the benefits of turbocharging.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Understanding VFR Into IMC Accidents

A study of situational and pilot-related factors

Understanding VFR Into IMC AccidentsWhile there are many factors and influences that can cause pilots trouble in flight, weather is one of the most pervasive and prominent.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Learn to Fly: A Practical Guide

Today, it’s easier than ever to fulfill your dream of flying

Learn to Fly: A Practical GuideThough not from any official poll or study, the desire to learn to fly is one of the most often unrealized dreams in our society.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spartan: Giving The FAA What It Wants

Facing tougher requirements, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology launches new programs

Spartan: Giving The FAA What It WantsThe last few years have brought some of the most sweeping changes to commercial pilot training that we've ever seen in the industry.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pilots Versus Aviators

Do you pressure the controls or move them?

Pilots Versus AviatorsEveryone reading these words has flown with a lot of other pilots.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Your Best Friend Or Worst Enemy

How well do you know your autopilot?

Your Best Friend Or Worst EnemyThe first time I ever engaged an autopilot, it did something completely unexpected, and I quickly turned it back off.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Live Interaction: A New Way To Learn

Pro Aviation Trainers combines Internet learning with live instructors

Live Interaction: A New Way To LearnJust when you thought everything had been done in the world of ground school/knowledge exam preparation, along comes somebody with a twist on tradition.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Earn Your Multi-Engine Rating

ATP’s 10-hour Course Trains You In A Piper Seminole In Just Four Days

Earn Your Multi-Engine RatingThe previous day of training had gone great. The Piper Seminole was easy to handle.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fire In The Cockpit

Like fire in a ship at sea, fire in the cockpit can be the scariest emergency you hope you’ll never encounter

Fire In The CockpitIt had been a long day. Fatigue gnawed at me like the blade of a dull knife, numbing my senses, sapping my strength and fogging what little brain power I had left. Flying the Southwest in July isn't always fun.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Lowdown On Go-Downs

Descents should be more than simply throwaway methods of losing altitude

The Lowdown On Go-DownsI was cruising high for a normally aspirated twin, scoring a ground speed of 200 knots at 13,000 feet in a freshly restored Cessna 310R.