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Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Keeping It Real
Now in the fixed-wing market, FLYIT simulators are impressively realistic and take flight training to another level
I’m weaving my Bell Jet Ranger helicopter through the labyrinthine Hong Kong skyline.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Paths To The Sky
So what’s it really like to go for your sport pilot ticket?
In the seven years since FAA created the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) category, even with economic woes, nearly 2,000 LSA now grace America’s skies.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Training With A Passion
Michael Goulian’s flight school makes dreams come true
Aerobatic champion, air show superstar, Red Bull racer—Michael Goulian is all of these. But in his day job, if you will, he’s president of Executive Flyers Aviation, a second-generation flight school founded by his father, Myron, in 1964.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Aviation’s bogeymen, and how to handle them
All of us have things in our lives that make us uncomfortable, sometimes to the point of terrorizing us. As kids, it’s what’s hiding under the bed.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The Many Roads To Aviation
Real pilot stories show how passion and dedication equal flight-training success
Melanie Endsley never set out to become a jet pilot. “The plan was just for me to take some safety pilot lessons since I would be flying with a pilot friend in his jet,” explains Endsley.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Lessons Learned Part 2
The Lower 48
After earning my private pilot’s license in Alaska in 1980, I wasn’t sure what was next. I loved to fly.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Lessons Learned Part 1
Alaska vs. The Outside
My first flight lessons might have been different than yours, but as with all pilots, those early experiences are still tattooed in my mind.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Is Glass Safer?
Making sense of the NTSB glass-cockpit report
Earlier this year, the NTSB released the findings of a special study that they conducted comparing glass-cockpit aircraft and similar conventional, or “round dial,”-equipped aircraft.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Water, Wind & Floats
At Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base, getting wet is part of the fun
Be prepared to have fun,” Frances Brown told me. That was one of those phrases I had heard before with little payoff.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Stretching Your Wings
Advanced training is the ticket to taking your flying to the next level
One of the most popular phrases in general aviation is “license to learn.”