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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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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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 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 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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