Learn To Fly
Looking out across 100 different shades of blue, broken up by sandbars swirled like the inside of a marble, I banked the trusty Cessna 182 Skylane toward the pink-sand beaches of Eleuthera—one of the islands in The Bahamas.
Florida Tech has been around since 1958 with its ideal location minutes from Melbourne International Airport on Florida's Space Coast. ...
Right from the beginning, I knew that we were cutting it tight.
Wanna talk about short-field landings? Sure, why not?
In 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.
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. ...
It'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. ...
Last month, we published a list of 20 tips we hoped might help keep you healthy and happy during VFR flight.
Though not from any official poll or study, the desire to learn to fly is one of the most often unrealized dreams in our society.
Careers in aviation are nothing if not dynamic. Aviation Career Update 2013
We're about to kick the sacred cow that is peripheral vision right in the butt and, in the process, probably generate a bunch of letters to the editor. ...
I was a stick-and-rudder pilot with very little knowledge of instrument flying. Steeped in flying wires, tube and fabric, I never thought I'd need or want an instrument rating.
It was the classic example of baby- bird stupidity.
The big secret in aviation is that just about everybody goes into it because it's more fun than should be legally allowed, and not because it's practical. ...
Mention the word "abort" to a pilot, and you'll immediately summon visions of every pilot's nightmare— an engine failure on takeoff. ...
I just completed a trip from a coastal town in northern California, to Erie, Penn., and back in a Columbia 400.
I'm one of the world's luckiest pilots. On occasion, I'm allowed to fly some of the best new airplanes in general aviation.
Cylinder-head temp gauges are creeping noticeably toward the red lines. Not good. No, this isn't looking good at all.
It was late summer, and I nursed the old Bellanca Cruisemaster higher as we passed over Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, Colo.
It was a particular flight in December of 2011 that really stands out in my mind.
Making the transition from a fixed- gear piston into a turbine isn't easy, cheap or quick, but it's possible.
For the first time since the great crash of 2008, we've heard nothing but optimism (though some of it was cautious) during interviews for our annual aerospace careers feature.
It's not only general aviation that faces a pilot shortage.
As it prepares to celebrate its 28th anniversary, ATP has grown into one of the largest and most highly respected professional flight-training academies in the world. ...
Don't be in a rush to screw things up!" It's one of many little sayings and memory joggers that 2010 National CFI Of The Year Jeffrey Robert Moss (everyone calls him "MossY") teaches students in his Flying Like The Pros (FLTP) system....
I'm still learning to fly. Even three decades after earning my private pilot certificate at 17, I'm still a student pilot, and I'm okay with it. ...
From two miles up, big water looks pretty much the same all over the world.
Yes, I know. There aren't many of those procedures in use, and even when they're available, controllers are more likely to issue a circle-to-land clearance on the standard localizer/ILS.
We're threading our way through the majestic Teton Pass—a flight of four Aviat Husky aircraft and a pristine, Yakovlev Yak-52
More people give up on their flight training than complete it.