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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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The 3 Easiest Planes to Learn to Fly

When you learned to drive a car did you start out with a Lamborghini? Probably not, because they’re rare and expensive, but even more – they’re hard to drive. When you’re learning to fly you want to keep it as simple as possible. If you start your flying journey with a complex plane that’s not…

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The Benefits of Flight Simulation Training

Students at our Tennessee flight school will be familiar with our Redbird FMX – a state-of-the-art flight simulator which forms a vital part of their training. But why do we use it? And why should you look for a flight school which uses flight simulation? In this article, we’re going to look at flight simulation training and all the…

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How to Become a Commercial Airline Pilot

Flying a jumbo jet at 30,000 ft. with hundreds of passengers is quite the responsibility. No two flights are the same as the weather is always changing. Preparing for a passenger airline captain’s chair requires thousands of hours of practice and dedication. But when you succeed, it’s one of the most rewarding and well-paying careers…

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Aviation Acronyms or Understanding Pilot Speak

When you become a pilot you’re not only learning how to fly, but you’re learning a new language. You’ll pick up on “aviation speak” as your progress through your studies, however, if you want to get a head start and have a reference guide Aviation Supplies and Academics produced its own Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms.…

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Heroes in Flight – Chuck Yeager

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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