Turn Coordinator Guide: What It Is and How to Use it to Avoid Slips and Skids

Turn Coordinator Guide: What It Is and How to Use it to Avoid Slips and Skids

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You might think you can wait until later to learn about turn coordinators and how to use them. After all, you just want to get up in the air, right? Not so fast. Patience young grasshopper.
Watch Your Attitude: A Complete Guide to Aircraft Attitude Indicators

Watch Your Attitude: A Complete Guide to Aircraft Attitude Indicators

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How’s your attitude? No, we’re not talking about your pilot mindset, though that is important too, and we do have some fun “punny” men’s and women’s bad attitude tees that embrace this classic play-on-words bit of pilot humor.
Special Use Airspace: How to Stay Out of Trouble When Flying in and Around It

Special Use Airspace: How to Stay Out of Trouble When Flying in and Around It

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You’ve learned about the different classes of airspace plus the rules for entering each, so you may think you’re all set and ready to fly, but not ...
The Top 11 Books Every Student Pilot Must Read (For Test Prep and Beyond)

The Top 11 Books Every Student Pilot Must Read (For Test Prep and Beyond)

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Becoming a pilot is an exciting adventure—one that takes a lot of planning and preparation. You’ve chosen the best flight school and decided which pilot career you’re most interested in. You researched how long pilot training will take. Now all that’s left to do is pay for flight training and get started.
The Complete Guide to Aircraft Instruments [More Than Just the 6-Pack]

The Complete Guide to Aircraft Instruments [More Than Just the 6-Pack]

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When you hear “aircraft instruments,” what do you think of? What probably comes to mind are the flight instruments you see front and center during each flight. The 6-pack is certainly important, but it is just one part of a bigger system.
Best Portable Oxygen for Pilots [Buyer’s Guide]

Best Portable Oxygen for Pilots [Buyer’s Guide]

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Do you have oxygen onboard? Aircraft designed for higher-altitude flight often are pressurized and/or come with a built-in oxygen system. Pilots of lower-altitude, unpressurized aircraft, on the other hand, need to put together a portable supplemental oxygen system.
Packing and Planning for EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin [2022 Updated Guide]

Packing and Planning for EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin [2022 Updated Guide]

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Are you heading to Oshkosh, Wisconsin for a fun filled week of aviation, aviation and more aviation? This guide will help you prepare. Our team has attended for over 20 years and we’ve seen it all. We’re happy to share our wealth of knowledge in recommending must-have supplies, and tips!

At What Altitude Should Pilots Use Oxygen? (It’s Lower Than You Think)

At What Altitude Should Pilots Use Oxygen? (It’s Lower Than You Think)

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What kind of pilot would fly after a drink? Not you, right? Good. Same here, but if we are being honest, how many of us have experienced signs of hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) while at the controls?

Slip vs Skid: Which Turn Is More Dangerous [And How to Avoid It]

Slip vs Skid: Which Turn Is More Dangerous [And How to Avoid It]

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“Step on the ball!” You probably remember your flight instructor drilling this into you during initial flight training as a student pilot. When making a turn, we know that the ball (or white triangle if we’re flying a modern glass cockpit) of the turn coordinator is supposed to stay centered. If it’s off to the right or left, we are flying an uncoordinated turn and need to adjust our control inputs.

The 11 Light Gun Signals All Pilots Must Know (And How to Respond)

The 11 Light Gun Signals All Pilots Must Know (And How to Respond)

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What do you remember about how to communicate with ATC if you lose radio comms or need to fly an aircraft without a radio? We all learned about light gun signals as student pilots, but we seldom quiz ourselves to check our retention.

8 Preventable Airplane Disasters (Avoid Making These Fatal Mistakes)

8 Preventable Airplane Disasters (Avoid Making These Fatal Mistakes)

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Learning from the fatal mistakes of others is unfortunately a reality in the aviation world. The more we study and review what went wrong on other flights, the better prepared we will be to manage or avoid similar dangers on our own flights.

Piper Archer: The Reliable Family Flyer

Piper Archer: The Reliable Family Flyer

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The four-place Piper Archer, also known as a Cherokee 180 or PA-28-180, is a single-engine low wing, tricycle gear utility plane known for its stable, predictable, and forgiving flight handling characteristics. The Archer is a favorite for individual owners wanting a solid, affordable four-place aircraft that flies as easily as a trainer yet has upgraded options available.

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