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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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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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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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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You’ve probably heard about the aviation industry’s pilot shortage. This means companies everywhere are having a hard time finding qualified crewmembers to fly their aircraft. The shortage hasn’t hit the major airlines as hard as other portions of the industry, but it’s coming. It’s hard to know how long the shortage will last. One thing…

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