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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Chances are you will never experience any of the airlines on this list.  And, chances are you will never be a pilot for any of these airlines – I hope. Nevertheless, as an aspiring pilot, this trivia could be interesting. Next time you’re relaxing with fellow aspiring aviators you can drop some airline knowledge on…

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Although your preflight might not be the most comfortable experience, many pilots enjoy Winter flying knowing they’ll avoid the warm weather hazard of thunderstorms.  The cold air also allows for increased visibility which enhances your flight experience. Another factor is the cold air which is denser and allows your plane engine to produce more thrust…

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Pre-flight inspections aren’t any pilot’s favorite part of flying – especially young pilots anxious to get in the air. However, a pre-flight inspection can save your life – so that’s something to think about before you rush through it. Nobody dreams of becoming a pilot so they can sump fuel and check out exhaust manifolds.…

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There are two sets of rules for flying any aircraft: VFR and IFR. VFR stands for “Visual Flight Rules.” IFR stands for “Instrument Flight Rules.”  The weather conditions are usually the determining factor for which set of rules a pilot will choose. There are other factors, but this is an introduction, so for simplicity’s sake,…

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