Pilot Shop Blog
Scud Running: Reasons Why You Should Be Wary of Doing It
What in the world is “scud running?” If you are asking this question you are not alone. It may sound like something a Tusken Raider would do in a Star Wars landspeeder, but human pilots have been known to engage in scud running their rotary and fixed wing aircraft with mixed results.
How to Become a Marine Corps Pilot (Everything You Need to Know)
Not only do you get to serve your country and earn the privileges of being a veteran, but when you choose the military pilot route, you also benefit from high-speed training in some amazing aircraft. If you are considering becoming a Marine Corps pilot, here is everything you need to know about the process along with the answers to a few of your most pressing questions.
- PilotMall.com Editor
- Tags: Training
How to Acquire a Helicopter License (Step by Step)
So, you want to earn a helicopter license but you’re not quite sure how to go about it? Maybe you have a fixed-wing license and want to branch out into rotor, or you are just starting out and are interested in eventually pursuing a career as a helicopter pilot. Either way, we’ve got you covered. Today we will walk you through the process and what to expect as you acquire a helicopter license.
Should I Become a Pilot? – 12 Reasons Why You Should
Choosing a career is an important step and shifting careers later on involves major life change. With as much time as we spend at work, it is natural to want to pick a profession that will be fulfilling and rewarding both now and in the long term. Is a pilot that profession for you? Here are twelve reasons why you may want to say yes to becoming a pilot.
- PilotMall.com Editor
Airplane Deicing: Why It’s a Crucial Step Before You Take Off
Airplane deicing is an important procedure that must be done during winter weather conditions to safeguard your aircraft’s performance. A buildup of ice, snow, frost, or other contaminants, especially on critical areas like the wings and horizontal and vertical stabilizers is dangerous.
How to Become a Commercial Pilot (Step-By-Step) Guide
Flying for fun is great, but would it not be a wonderful feeling for both you and your pocketbook if you could get paid to do what you love? A commercial pilot certificate is the ticket to being eligible to fly for hire.
Graveyard Spiral: What is it and How Can You Avoid It?
Graveyard spiral – even the name sounds deathly ominous. Clearly if you have the misfortune to enter this type of spin, your fate is already sealed and you are doomed, right? Not so fast. Is this scenario dangerous? Absolutely. Have many pilots including John F. Kennedy Jr. died after going into a graveyard spiral? Yes. Do you have to be one of them? Definitely not.
What’s a Cross-Control Stall? (Everything You Need to Know)The cross-control stall has a deadly reputation, and for good reason. The AOPA’s Safety Institute researched various stall accidents and found that in nearly 80% of cross-control stall accidents, at least one person aboard the aircraft died. Those aren’t the kind of odds most of us would like to gamble on, so clearly some training and prevention is in order.
How to Become a Helicopter Pilot (Step-By-Step Guide)
Almost everyone looks up when they hear a helicopter flying overhead, right? There’s a certain mystique about helicopters and the people who pilot them. Helicopters are fast, they’re agile and they can get into places that a fixed wing aircraft couldn’t hope to. Helicopter pilots conduct search and rescue operations, they airlift wounded military members out of hot zones, they provide aerial reconnaissance, civilian medical transport and more.
Hummel H5 (10 Things You Need to Know)
On the hunt for an aircraft plan or kit that strikes that just right balance of affordability, performance and dependability? The Hummel H5 is a definite must-consider contender. It is brought to us by a small American company committed to providing plans and kits with flexible building options for customers on a modest budget who are looking for a way to get up in the air and enjoy flying.
6 Commercial Pilot Privileges and Limitations (You Must Know)
Imagine you’re a freshly minted commercial pilot. Congratulations! One thing on the mind of many newly certified commercial pilots is, “How can I use this new certificate to earn some money?”
The New Normal: Confirmed Bahamas GA Guidelines and Safety Protocols for Entry
After long months of isolation, the United States and other countries including the Bahamas are starting to re-open for travel. If you are feeling ready to dust off your plane and head out on an international flight, take note. There are a few new guidelines and safety protocols that general aviation pilots must be aware of while flying from the U.S. to the Bahamas under the new normal.