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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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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How do you like the idea of owning your own airplane? Perhaps you thought it would be too expensive, or only the wealthy owned private planes. The reality is, there are many affordable airplanes on the market. If you find them used, they become even more affordable – as you might imagine. If your dream…

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Autopilot first showed up in the aviation world in 1933 when American aviator Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world. The secret to his success was using a simple autopilot that steered his plane while he rested. Today, autopilot systems are highly sophisticated technology that can perform the same duties…

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Are you thinking about pursuing your dream to get a private pilot license? Some people get their private pilot certificate for hobby or sport, while others love the idea of aircraft travel for vacations or visiting family. Some private pilots even use their airplane as a mode of transportation to business meetings or events. For…

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