How much do you really know about aviation? Obviously there’s a lot to know, and some things are more important than others, especially when you’re learning to fly. At the same time, there are some interesting facts that you might not know. Maybe they’ll come in handy during pilot trivia night. In this article, we’ll…

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Congratulations, you’re flying high with your new commercial pilot license and ready to get started in a career in aviation. Even with the high demand and pilot shortage, employers will often want or need experience before they hire new pilots. Here are some ideas to increase your chances of getting the pilot job of your…

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Most aviators will never fly a military aircraft in battle. But many did during the 20th century. The area of the fighter has largely passed due to technology and different combat strategies. Flying a plane skillfully is difficult enough, but adding in the variable of dodging incoming fire and disturbing fire and you get perhaps…

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FAA Safety Briefing Editor, general aviation pilot, and flight instructor Susan K. Parson recently published a list called “Rules for Radio” that spells out proper and incorrect radio etiquette when you’re communicating to air traffic controllers. These tips are incredibly valuable for student pilots or those struggling with ATC communications. So, here’s a list of…

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The use of computers for flight simulation started in the 1960s and became universal in the 1980s. In the beginning, these simulators were only available on high-end systems, but as the personal computer grew, flight simulator quickly became mainstream and accessible to the public. Today, flight simulation can be experienced via popular video game consoles…

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