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Pre-Flight Tips Every Pilot Should Know

Pre-Flight Tips Every Pilot Should Know

Preparation is everything for a pilot. When we drive a car or ride a bike, most of us take the vehicle’s safety and operationality for granted; we assume that when we turn that key or press down on that pedal, the vehicle will get us to where we need to be. We...
How to Choose a Flying School

How to Choose a Flying School

Learning to fly is an adventure, but becoming a pilot is an endeavor that few entertain. The process is long and often arduous; pilots are required to spend many hours training before they can even take off without an instructor sitting in the co-pilot’s chair....
Tips for Writing a Great Pilot Resume

Tips for Writing a Great Pilot Resume

Searching for that dream piloting job and wondering why employers aren’t calling back? It’s probably your resume. A resume isn’t just a document showing your previous employment; it’s the highlight reel of your qualifications and talent....
5 Great Blogs for Pilots

5 Great Blogs for Pilots

Reading blogs is a great way for pilots to keep up with the latest industry news. They are seldom operated by multinational companies, so they may be filled with alternative viewpoints that pilots might not otherwise consider. Since it is nearly impossible for pilots...
6 Careers for Pilots

6 Careers for Pilots

Aircraft pilots fly both airplanes and helicopters. They perform tasks that include transporting passengers and cargo, testing aircraft types, and crop dusting. Pilots help local news stations by monitoring traffic and informing viewers and listeners of rescue...
Top 5 Private Planes

Top 5 Private Planes

Long lines, wailing children, rude customer service representatives, and tasteless peanuts – we all know what to expect when we step foot onto a commercial plane. The average person resigns herself to the inconvenience of commercial flight knowing that, failing...
3 Tips to Make Flying Easier

3 Tips to Make Flying Easier

Whether you’re joining your family for the holidays or setting off to explore a new country, traveling can be exciting and adventurous. The actual flying, though, can get stressful when it comes to navigating airports and getting through the flight wedged in...
Basic Maneuvers Every Flight Student Must Know

Basic Maneuvers Every Flight Student Must Know

Piloting a plane is exhilarating, but it certainly isn’t easy. Those interested in learning to fly need put in considerable time, practice, and effort in order to become certified. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have it any other way; piloting a plane requires care – and as a certified flight instructor, I make a point of being tough on my students by ensuring that they are not only able to perform basic maneuvers, but can do so without becoming anxious and flustered during the exercise.

Real Planes Don’t Flip: FAQ About Flight Turbulence

Real Planes Don’t Flip: FAQ About Flight Turbulence

For the inexperienced traveler, the bouncing and jolting caused by turbulence can be frightening and stressful; however, it is a common and – in most cases – utterly benign happening. No one should be afraid to take to the air, be it for pleasure or a business trip!