Today Charles “Chuck” Elwood Yeager is alive and well at age 97. Chuck Yeager is a former U.S. Air Force officer, flying ace, and record-setting test pilot. In 1947 Yeager became the first pilot in history to exceed the speed of sound in level flight. We’re going to take a look at Yeager’s storied aviation…

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You’ve probably heard about the aviation industry’s pilot shortage. This means companies everywhere are having a hard time finding qualified crewmembers to fly their aircraft. The shortage hasn’t hit the major airlines as hard as other portions of the industry, but it’s coming. It’s hard to know how long the shortage will last. One thing…

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If you’ve thought about flying but wondered “Do I have what it takes to be a pilot?” or “Is it even possible for me to learn how to fly?” you’re not alone. Most people who seriously consider the thought have flying have doubts. And the same happens when new students get started and realize the…

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The check ride is the final step to becoming a certified pilot. There’s a lot of pressure and many things to remember going into your check ride. The list of details to study and maneuvers to practice can make your check ride prep feel overwhelming. Mistakes happen when you’re nervous. Knowing the most common reasons…

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A Sport Pilot Certificate is a great way to get your training started if you’re interested in a pilot’s license. It costs significantly less than other certificates and can get you in the air a lot faster than you imagine. A sport pilot certificate is an affordable first step that brings much of the same…

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