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08/08 - Of all the tests you'll take in your life, the FAA practical flight test is one you don't want to repeat. Months of flight training and ground school have led to this one moment - the culmination of your aviation knowledge. Here's your chance to shine, to show the FAA examiner everything you've learned both on the ground and in the air. By following the 10 tips listed below, you'll not only pass your FAA checkride - you'll do it with skill and confidence. (Read Article)




08/08 - Learning how to fly an aircraft is the dream of many people today, and there are lots of ways to be able to learn how to fly. Flight schools that offer high-quality pilot training and instruction are available all across the country, but which one you choose will probably depend on what kind of pilot you want to be. (Read Article)




08/08 - There are a lot of fun things you can do with a private pilot license. Flying is so much fun and here are a few ideas of things you can do once you become a pilot. You can take your date up just before dark and watch the beautiful sunset from the best place possible. You don't miss anything and nothing is blocking your view. It is so romantic to see the sun's colors in the sky with your date. If you are a morning person, the sunrise is just as spectacular. (Read Article)




08/08 - Buying an airplane is a common goal; lots of avid flyers look for an airplane for sale online or in print publications. When buying an airplane, there are many factors to keep in mind, including the price. (Read Article)




08/08 - You can get a private pilot's license in the U.S. as long as you're over 16 and healthy - a basic license allows you to fly single-engine aircraft and carry passengers. Here's how to get a private pilot's license step-by-step: (Read Article)




08/08 - Back in 1992, after I had been instructing for a few years, I was in the local FBO's office where I worked. I was waiting for one of my students to come back from a solo flight. When my student came in, he looked as though he had just seen a ghost. He was shaking and sweating I asked him what happened. The answer that I got was one that most flight instructors would not want to hear... (Read Article)




08/08 - If you want to become a helicopter pilot and make a career out of it, the first thing you should do is to enroll at a helicopter training school. In this way, you will be equipped with the right skill and both basic and advance knowledge of the aircraft you are planning to fly. After finishing the course, you are eligible to apply for a license. After acquiring the license, you can call yourself a helicopter pilot. (Read Article)




08/08 - Since I started flying, I noticed that flight schools were not completely straightforward with their students. I was also a victim. Since that time I have grown into a Career Flight Instructor and we even a flight school owner. I owned and operated 5 airplanes and have had many flight instructors working for me. (Read Article)




08/08 - If you are searching for a gift for a pilot there are many options to consider. The fact of the matter is that this industry is always growing and expanding. With that in mind you should not have any problems finding the perfect aviation gift for the pilot in your life. But if you are having a bit of trouble there is no need to worry. Listed below are ten of the best aviation gifts on the market today. (Read Article)




07/08 - Learning to fly is an exhilarating experience and it is important to know how to pick a flight school so you can ensure your experience is as good as possible. My name is Scott Morris. I am a CFI/CFII at Ace Flight School. Below you will see my 3 crucial tips on picking a flight school. (Read Article)




07/08 - Pilots are a rare kind of human. They leave the ordinary surface of the word, to purify their soul in the sky, and they come down to earth, only after receiving the communion of the infinite. (Read Article)




07/08 - Think you don't have the money or the time to learn to fly? Becoming a pilot doesn't have to be out of reach. By planning ahead and making strategic decisions, anyone can become a licensed pilot. Just follow these steps: (Read Article)




08/08 - It's said that any pilot is only as good as his last landing. Even after flight training ends, a pilot will always aspire to make great landings - it's the one key part of flying where success can be definitively measured - either by a smooth, effortless touchdown... or by something entirely different. (Read Article)




09/08 - Aviation has been and will always be one of the greatest breakthroughs in technological development. Aviation has been the backbone of many industries and has played key roles too for many years. (Read Article)




09/08 - A commercial flight is never complete without flight attendants coming in to direct you to your seats, or serve you drinks, or perform the standard air safety precaution routine. Flight attendants have always been fixtures of the aviation industry, and pop culture has certainly afforded them with so much attention that TV shows, movies and songs are created with them in mind. (Read Article)




09/08 - With the availability of airline schools and aviation training in the U.S., the percentage of military pilots now flying for major airlines is decreasing. But, for those with no military aviation background, aviation training is readily available in vocational and trade schools. (Read Article)




09/08 - Getting an excellent aviation headset is something that should be top priority to any pilot. A good aviation headset is going to offer protection as well as comfort and a strong performance. Finding the best aviation headsets is something that a pilot needs to do so they can focus on flying not an annoying or cumbersome headset. (Read Article)




09/08 - This is part one of a two-part review of Aviation from its beginnings to the present day. It is a subjective look at a few of the highlights in the development of Aviation over the centuries. (Read Article)




09/08 - This is part two of a two-part review of Aviation from its beginnings to the present day. It is a subjective look at a few of the highlights in the development of Aviation over the centuries. (Read Article)




09/08 - With the help of FAA-approved aircraft mechanic training, you could be working as a professional Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) in less than two years! Just imagine yourself in a respected profession that will have you performing vital repairs and maintenance on airplanes, helicopters and jets. (Read Article)




09/08 - The field of aviation is an exciting one, and aeronautics training is designed to give a broad overview of aviation technology. The various aeronautics schools in the US and Canada can provide flight training (pilot training), as well as training in aircraft repair and maintenance. Just look at what you can gain with vocational training in aeronautics. (Read Article)




11/08 - Whether you're a student pilot or an experienced aviator, you know that any trip begins with a good flight plan. Flight planning software can easily help today's pilot plan the most efficient, safe route possible. (Read Article)




11/08 - Flying an airplane is the most fun when you're doing it alongside friends! But before picking yourself a flying club, here are the most important things to consider... (Read Article)