Apr 23, 2019
There is generally a checkride associated with every rise in the ranks for a pilot. Which one is the most difficult, and what are the key pieces of advice to guarantee success? We offer tips based on our own experiences.
Apr 16, 2019
Your first 30 seconds of instrument conditions on every flight can challenge the brain & body. We discuss how glass versus "steam gauges" each have their benefits and drawbacks, plus always trusting the instruments, and how every cloud you'll fly through is not created equal.
Apr 9, 2019
Nobody knows airplanes inside and out like the mechanics who work on them. So how would a good A&P fly their own bird to maximize safety and cost? Plus the "trick question" of what defines airworthiness. And how safe are the engines, flight controls, and structures used in training aircraft?
Apr 2, 2019
Maintenance is a "magical" place where airplanes get fixed, and yet many pilots don't know what really happens behind the scenes. In Part 1 of this interview we learn how Airframe & Powerplant mechanics get certified, how they approach keeping pilots safe, and the concerns for renting versus owning an airplane.