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Why Private Pilots Should Consider an Instrument Rating

If you have a private pilot’s license, but don’t have an instrument rating, you may be missing out. An instrument rating allows you to fly rather than be stuck on the ground during cloudy weather conditions, and other weather conditions that cause low visibility. The Instrument Flight Rules Rating (IFR) training requirements include 30 hours…

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Artificial Intelligence and Aviation

The use of AI (artificial intelligence) technology in commercial aviation has already made a major impact on the ways flights are operating today. The world’s leading airliner service providers use AI tools and technology to deliver a more personalized traveling experience to passengers. From AI-powered kiosks to automating airline operations and security check-in, AI’s role…

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Envoy: Go from the Classroom to the Cockpit

Want to streamline your path from the classroom to the cockpit? CTI has teamed up with Envoy and their cadet program. Envoy is part of American Airlines. It’s a pilot pipeline program to help future pilots make a smooth transition from the classroom to the cockpit. What does the Envoy Cadet Program Do? When you…

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Benefits of an Online Aviation Degree

Did you know you can get an aviation degree online? Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation online program teaches you the practical aeronautical decision-making skills you’ll need for a fulfilling career as a commercial, military, or missionary pilot. CTI is a flight training affiliate of Liberty University, so you can do your online studies…

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Interesting Facts About Aviation

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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Tips for Landing Your First Pilot Job

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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The Top 5 Most Deadly U.S. Fighter Pilots

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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Radio Etiquette for Pilots

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 History of Flight Simulation Games

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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