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By David Ferreira | Aeronautical Knowledge, Schools, Tech Articles & Equipment

Question of the Month: What Should I Expect as a Powered Pilot Learning to Fly a Glider?

<i>Michael Hangartner, Manager of AOPA’s Flying Clubs Initiative, is a Private Pilot with ratings in single engine land airplanes and helicopters.</i> …

Gliders

Asteroids: Not a Video Game

There are a lot of them out in space, and it’s just a matter of time before another one finds a bullseye on Earth. What can we do about it?<p>Our Earth …

Asteroids

What Is WAAS And How Does It Work In Your Airplane?

Do you understand how WAAS works, and how it helps you fly highly-accurate GPS approaches?<p>Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), Defined<p>According the …

United States

Quiz: Could You Handle These 6 Multi-Engine Failures?

1) You're flying with an engine inoperative, and you need achieve zero-sideslip flight. To do that, you bank slightly toward the operating engine and …

Aviation

6 Things You Need To Know About Common Carriage

It's a big part of being a commercial pilot...<p>1) Four Elements<p>Common carriage can be described as (1) holding out of a willingness (2) to transport …

Compensation

How To Make A Perfect Crosswind Takeoff

Crosswind on takeoff might not seem like that big of a deal. But if you don't in add corrections, you could end up skipping down, or off, the runway. …

Sailing

FAA Proposes New Bird Strike Jet Engine Testing

The FAA proposed new standards for bird strike testing in jet engines, as a response 2009’s “Miracle on the Hudson” incident.<p>The proposed new test …

Aviation

WeatherSpork offers new approach to aviation weather

Weather is a constant struggle for pilots, no matter how many hours are in your logbook. While the big electronic flight bag (EFB) apps like …

Apps

iPad troubleshooting tip: cycle the power

There’s a commonly-used technique that almost always works when an electronic device is acting erratically, and that is resetting the power. Whether …

iPad

MyRadar adds precipitation prediction feature

Some people love push notifications on mobile devices to keep up with timely, important information, while others find them nagging and annoying. …

Weather

Optimize battery life with this hidden iPad utility

Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad’s battery life than the average iPad user since this is critical to keeping the device functioning …

3 Rules-Of-Thumb For Flying In Hot Weather

Bose sponsored this story. Check out the full series here. And, if you're looking for one of the lightest and most comfortable aviation headsets out …

Sea Level

Quiz: Can You Identify These 6 Common Jeppesen Approach Chart Symbols?

1) Why is 8000' marked prior to DEGAN?<p>View full Jeppesen chart<p>This is a minimum altitude for this approach segment. You need to stay at or above this …

Quizzes

10 Mistakes Every Student Pilot Makes At Least Once

Did you make these mistakes during flight training? For the instructors out there, you've seen them over and over!<p>1) Forgetting an instrument …

Teaching

BOM Wing Mounted ADAHRS Flight Trial

YouTube

Your Guide For Understanding The Speed Limits Of The Sky

No matter where you fly, there are plenty of speed restrictions you need to know...<p>Flights Below 10,000 Feet MSL<p>According to FAR 91.117(a), unless …

Aviation

7 Ways To Reduce Wear And Tear On Your Aircraft

Your aircraft with thank you!<p>1) Don't ride the brakes.<p>It's a habit that many of us find ourselves doing from time to time. You wouldn't hold the …

Batteries

6 Ways To Start Your Flight Training Right Now

Want to be a professional pilot? Here's how you can start right away...<p>1) Spend Time At An FBO<p>One of the best ways to gain flight experience is …

Flying

Quiz: 6 Questions To See How Much You Really Know About Aerodynamics

1) Wing tip vortices are associated with what type of drag?<p>Wing tip vortices create drag that is associated with the production of lift, called …

Aviation

FAA Challenged to Prove Runway Incursion Plans Work

The Inspector General’s office of the DOT recently audited the FAA’s efforts to reduce runway incursions following a 2015 agency effort to improve …

Aviation

Quiz: Can You Hold Like A Pro?

1) Standard holding patterns use:<p>A standard holding pattern uses right hand turns. (AIM 5-3-8)<p>2) You've been assigned holding by ATC, and are flying …

Zulu

These 6 Types Of Fog Could Ground Your Next Flight

Whether you're flying VFR or IFR, fog can ruin your day. Here's what you should know about the 6 most common types of fog.<p>But First...How Does Fog …

Weather

FAA Eliminates Complex Airplane Requirement For Commercial Pilot Training

In April, the FAA eliminated the requirement for complex airplanes on commercial pilot practical tests. Now they've taken the rule a step further, …

Aviation

Are You Legal To Fly In These 6 Scenarios?

1) You're a private pilot taking, and you're taking a friend up for a flight. You unpack your flight bag, and realize you forgot your logbook at …

Flying

6 Times You Should Declare An Emergency With ATC

In 2014, a TBM-900 crashed off the coast of Jamaica when the pilot lost consciousness due to hypoxia at altitude. Twice, he requested a lower …

Jamaica

Ever Wonder What happens if water enters a Plane Engine?

Some water: it continues running.<p>Lots of water: engine flameout.<p>Actually, some jet engines have flamed out in heavy precipitation, particularly when …

Engines

How To Use A 'VFR-On-Top' Clearance

You just popped through a layer of overcast clouds on an IFR cross-country flight and it's perfectly VFR, as far as the eye can see. Is it time to …

Meteorology

Quiz: Can You Identify These 6 Uncommon Airport Lighting Systems?

1) You're landing on a runway that has a 3-bar VASI, and you see this. Where are you on the glide path?<p>Two rows of red bars means you are on the …

Quizzes

10 Things You Should Do Before Flying Into An Unfamiliar Airport

Don't fly in unprepared!<p>1) Review The Airspace<p>If you're flying into new and busy airspace, familiarize yourself with surrounding airports and …

Flying