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Top 5 Aviation Books

In our last blog, we covered the top 5 aviation movies. We all know reading is better for you than watching movies, so we’re adding the top 5 aviation books. Like our aviation movie list, the aviation book list covers the gambit of genres. Obviously, this is a subject list, and we can’t say this…

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Top 5 Aviation Movies

If you’re thinking about becoming a pilot then you definitely need to be up to date with your aviation movies. Spread across multiple genres from war to romance to comedy, aviation movies have something for every aspiring pilot. In this article, we’re going to look at the top 5 must-watch aviation movies before you start…

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Winter Flying Tips

Winter can be one of the most beautiful times of the year to take flight. But along with the beauty comes more precautions. When you take into consideration freezing temps, unpredictable weather, and slippery runways, it’s not surprising that many pilots choose to stay grounded during the cold months. Although there are more safety precautions…

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5 Aviation Apps that Can Make You a Better Pilot

Now using an app on your smartphone or tablet can help you become a better pilot. If you started flying before the iPad in 2010 you might remember aviation-specific portable-flight-bag tablets. They were big, heavy, and a general pain. With smartphones and tablets, and the apps that created for them, it quickly eliminated the heavy…

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5 Best Degrees for Becoming a Pilot

Before we dive into this topic it’s important to know that the FAA does not require you to have an accredited degree to become a pilot. The FAA does require, however, that you complete two months of ground training and log at least 1500 hours in the air before you can receive a commercial pilot’s…

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Pilot License Facts

Are thinking about getting your pilot’s license? Whether you’re considering pursuing a career as a commercial pilot or just want to fly for recreation both paths have the same starting point for the most part. In this article, we’ll cover the basic information you should be aware of if you’re considering getting your pilot’s license.…

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10 Things Aspiring Pilots Should Study

Are you thinking about or waiting to start flight training, but want to get a head start? There are plenty of things you can start working on today before you step foot in an airplane for the first time. In this article, we’ll look at 10 things you can start getting familiar with that you…

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Why Fall is the Perfect Time to Start Flying

Fall is the time when schools start the new year in many places across the country. If you’ve been thinking about flight school, there’s no better time to get started than in the fall. In this article, we’ll look at why fall is the perfect time to get started on your career in aviation. Thinner…

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Introduction to Flight Controls

Pilots use flight control systems to control the forces of flight and the aircraft’s direction and altitude.  Flight control systems and characteristics can vary greatly depending on the type of aircraft you’re flying. The most basic flight control system designs are mechanical and date back to the earliest aircraft. Flight control systems are subdivided into…

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