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Our flight-training articles can help you become a better pilot. From getting a license in two weeks to advance flying techniques, our pilot training for general aviators cover all the information you need.

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, 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, 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, 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

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, February 11, 2014

Turbocharging


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

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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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 3, 2013

Airline Transport Professionals


ATP’s nationwide centers offer top-notch ab initio training



Airline Transport ProfessionalsSince its start nearly 30 years ago, Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) has grown into the largest provider of pilots to regional airlines.
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.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A New Beginning


As ma­jor airlines hire for the first time in a decade, pilot demand heats up



A New BeginningCareers in aviation are nothing if not dynamic.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Engine Loss: How Will You React?


When an aircraft engine loses power, the pilot’s initial response can mean the difference between life or death



Engine Loss: How Will You React?We don't want it to happen, but it can. An engine loss will cause surprise and denial, so you need to be mentally prepared with a plan of action.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Turbine Matters


A gauntlet of ratings, currency, and proficiency—it’s worth it!­­­­



Turbine MattersSo far, the flight was going well, but I couldn't shake the feeling that things were going almost too well.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Surviving Ramp Check


It doesn’t have to be the encounter most pilots dread



Surviving Ramp CheckWillits, Calif., is one of those happy getaway locations that pilots love.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Reality Of Deep Stalls


Stalls are simply stalls, except when they’re not



The Reality Of Deep StallsAviation educators like to hope that all pilots learned everything they'll ever need to know about stalls when they earned their private pilot's license.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pilot Fatigue


Are you safe to fly?



Pilot FatigueMost often, when we use the term "fatigue" in aviation circles, it refers to the airplane's fatigue life.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hot Starts


Fuel injection is a wonderful feature—most of the time. In hot-weather restarts, however…



Hot StartsWhen was the last time you drove down to 7-Eleven on a sizzling-hot summer afternoon to buy a Lotto ticket, came back with what you hoped were the winning numbers, and your car refused to start because of the heat?
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Beyond The Checkride


Advanced training means new skills, reduced insurance premiums and renewed passion



Beyond The CheckrideSo now what? You've earned the private certificate and are happily amassing flight time with all kinds of aerial adventures.


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