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Direct To: Drone Strikes

Are drones a true menace to General Aviation aircraft, and what's being done to keep us safe? And, are drone strikes more of a threat than bird …

North Dakota

Direct To: Squawk Your Parrot

Why would you fill your aircraft tires with nitrogen? Plus, the backstory behind transponder codes, and why you use the phrase "squawk"...<p>The Story …

Codes

This Is Everything But Straight-And-Level Flight

This is what professional pilots train for.<p>02/22/2017<p>Grab the jumpseat and live a day in the life of an airline pilot.<p>02/20/2017<p>Preflighting in …

Pilot Crash Lands On A Neighborhood Road

The pilot of this glider made an emergency landing on a neighborhood road. With no engine, glider pilots are tasked with keeping enough altitude to …

Gliders

7 Questions To See How Well You Understand Aerodynamics

1) You're in a stall, you kick the rudder over, and you enter a spin. What's happening to your wings?<p>That's right, in a spin, both wings are …

Aviation

Why All Pilots Need A GUMPS Check

The pilot flying this Piper Aerostar landed without putting his gear down. You might be thinking "how could this happen?", but without the right …

Seatbelt

We Just Released Our First iOS App!

We've got some big news, and we hope you're as excited as we are. We just released our first iOS app for our VFR Charts and Publications course! The …

Apps

Quiz: Can You Answer These 6 IFR Preflight Planning Questions?

1) You're planning an IFR flight, and the weather at your destination is marginal. What's the minimum weather you need to NOT be required to file an …

Quizzes

Why Using Ailerons In A Stall Doesn't Help

Were you taught to keep your ailerons neutral and only use rudder in a stall? Have you ever tried using ailerons in a stall? There's a good reason …

Vietnam

13 Reasons You Don't Want To Be An Airline Pilot

Last week we wrote about the 12 awesome benefits of being an airline pilot. But it's not all fun, and there are a lot of "cons." Here are a few:<p>1) …

Airlines

Quiz: Can You Identify These 9 Airplanes?

Well, you could have done better, but you could have done worse too!<p><b>You scored %.</b> There's more where this came from. Sign up for quizzes and more, …

Quizzes

Would You Fly Like These Pilots?

This is what professional pilots train for.<p>02/22/2017<p>Grab the jumpseat and live a day in the life of an airline pilot.<p>02/20/2017<p>Preflighting in …

Quiz: Can You Answer These 7 Stall Questions?

1) As an aircraft's weight increases, its stall speed ______.<p>The heavier your aircraft, the higher the angle of attack it needs to fly to maintain …

Aviation

12 Things Every Pilot Should Do Before Flying

It may be second nature to you, but don't forget what flying really means. You're about to pilot a complicated piece of equipment through the air …

Civil Aviation

How To Make Sure You Have Plenty Of Runway For Your Next Takeoff

If you're like us, you're not too interested in going off the end of the runway. Here are 4 simple steps to understand density altitude, and to make …

Atoms

This Is What Happens When A Bush Pilot Lands On A Logging Road

This is what professional pilots train for.<p>02/22/2017<p>Grab the jumpseat and live a day in the life of an airline pilot.<p>02/20/2017<p>Preflighting in …

Airlines

There's No Better View Of Sun 'n Fun Than This

Posted by Mike Goulian on Tuesday, April 21, 2015<p>This is what professional pilots train for.<p>02/22/2017<p>Grab the jumpseat and live a day in the life of …

Airlines

Quiz: Can You Answer These 6 IFR Regs Questions?

1) Which of the following are required to maintain instrument experience in an airplane?<p>Out of the list, holding is the only one required for IFR …

Cessna

12 Awesome Benefits Of Being An Airline Pilot

There are some pretty cool benefits that come with being an airline pilot. These are a few.<p>1) Your work begins and ends at the airport, and who …

Airlines

How Does Aspect Ratio Affect Your Wing?

Some wings are short and stubby, while others are long and skinny. What's up with the difference? It's more than just looks, and we'll explain …

Aviation

Every Jet Flown By The USAF Thunderbirds

If you've seen the Thunderbirds, you know they put on an incredible show. But do you know how many different jets the team has performed in? Here's …

How Bush Pilot Are You?

Landing on a dirt runway may not be your thing, but you still love to do some fun flying. You've always dreamed of pushing the throttles forward in a …

Vote: What Happens When Your Pitot Tube Ices Over?

The scenario:<p>You're flying in IMC in icing conditions, and your pitot heat fails. You quickly notify ATC, and request a descent out of the clouds. …

27,000 Pounds Of Thrust Makes This Job Awesome

This is what professional pilots train for.<p>02/22/2017<p>Grab the jumpseat and live a day in the life of an airline pilot.<p>02/20/2017<p>Preflighting in …

Airlines

Quiz: Pilots Should Get Most Of These Airspace Questions Correct

1) What kind of aircraft would you expect to find inside New Orleans Class B airspace?<p>New Orleans International Airport has Class B airspace due to …

Flying

How Wing Washout Makes Your Airplane More Stable

At first glance, it looks like the wings are straight on most light aircraft. But that's not actually the case. Almost all aircraft have something …

Cessna

There's Nothing Like Landing On Water

Learning to fly? Already a pilot? Either way, if you haven't flown a seaplane, <i>you need to try it at least once.</i> And if you're hooked after watching …

Alaska

Quiz: Can You Answer These 7 Non-Precision Approach Questions?

1) What's the minimum equipment you need to fly this approach?<p>KMIW VOR RWY 31 Chart<p>You only need a single VOR to fly this approach<p>2) You've been …

How Thunderstorms Form, And How Far You Should Keep Your Plane From Them

It helped change the course of WWII. Tens of thousands of crewmembers flew in it. Check out these impressive stats on the B-17, then, find out how …

Vietnam War

The Best Way To Fly A Traffic Pattern At A Non-Towered Airport

It might seem very basic, but having a good understanding of how to fly the traffic pattern and land at a non-towered airport is extremely important. …

Cessna