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Many airlines are using an alternate method that approaches recurrent flight training from a real-world perspective. Here’s why it works.
Just ahead, the windshield separated a cold, murky night from my relatively comfortable perch in the flight deck of the Airbus. As the runway lights in Boston flashed past faster and faster, I scanned the instruments while the captain, who was flying the plane this leg, had his eyes outside. “Eighty knots. Power set,” I more »
When I first heard about Redbird’s Guided Independent Flight Training (GIFT), I was curious. So many recent advances in transportation technology have been moving us toward increased automation and computer-driven decision making. That has its good points and its bad ones, but how does that trend extend to teaching someone to fly? GIFT—a series of more »
New-gen devices rock transition and recurrency training.
We had departed Runway 34 at Westchester County Airport (HPN) for a cruise down the Hudson and were abeam midtown Manhattan at 3,500 feet when the Piper Mirage’s Lycoming TIO-540-AE2A began sputtering and the prop froze upright in the windscreen. In the right seat, Bill Inglis, with more time in these cockpits than just about more »
Lots can go wrong on takeoff and initial climb. Here’s how to prevent that from happening.
In some respects, takeoffs can’t get no respect. It seems there are a myriad of mistakes pilots can make on departures, and studies show that nearly one of every five general aviation accidents are directly, or indirectly, related to a poor decision or omission during takeoff. Yet, pilots rarely practice aborted takeoffs, preferring instead to more »
When I took my first flight lesson back in June 2003 at the age of 48, I was exactly twice the age of my flight instructor and a lot older than almost all of the other students. For the first time in a long while, I’ve been back in flight school lately to work on more »
The cardinal rule of go-arounds: Don’t wait too long
Easygoing Gary Meermans, at the time chief pilot for United Airlines, smiled from the right seat as I taxied out at Long Beach for my second hour of multi-engine training in one of the world’s most tired Piper Apaches.
If you have time and patience, CAE’s supporting crewmember program will earn you a dream rating
Let’s be honest: What aviator wouldn’t jump at the opportunity for a free ATP rating and a free type rating from one of the premier advanced training flight schools in the world—if that was an option? It is.