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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, 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, 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

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, 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, 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 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


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.

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