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Pass Your Private Pilot Checkride With Flying Colors

Pass Your Private Pilot Checkride With Flying Colors

It’s the day you’ve been preparing for and perhaps also dreading. You’re excited to officially become a private pilot, and there is just one more major hurdle you need to jump through in order to do it – you need to pass your checkride.

Cockpit Lights: How to Choose the Right Set for Flying at Night

Cockpit Lights: How to Choose the Right Set for Flying at Night

During a night flight, you will want a reliable and consistent way to illuminate your instrument panel. While newer aircraft will come with pre lit instruments, there are plenty of ways you can upgrade your existing instrument lights.

12 Must Watch Aircraft Documentaries for Aviation Fanatics

12 Must Watch Aircraft Documentaries for Aviation Fanatics

What’s showing at your next movie night? If you’re stumped on film ideas for an upcoming pilot or aviation fan get-together, these twelve documentaries are good bets for crowd-pleasing choices.
The 20 Best Bomber Jackets for Men in 2020

The 20 Best Bomber Jackets for Men in 2020

They are some of the most recognizable pieces of outerwear, and these iconic jackets are known not only for their style but also for their history. With distinctive lines and a storied past, they are so much more than just another piece of clothing.

Best Airplane Cameras, Mounts, and Accessories

Best Airplane Cameras, Mounts, and Accessories

The views from the cockpit are magnificent, and no matter how well we describe them to our friends and family back on the ground, it is hard to paint the picture. Imagine being able to take them all along for the ride. Now we can do just that when we record our flights using an airplane camera.

Best Sunglasses for Pilots- Protect Your Vision with Style

Best Sunglasses for Pilots- Protect Your Vision with Style

The ultimate combination of function and style, sunglasses have been an integral part of a pilot’s image since 1936 when Bausch & Lomb developed the first pair of “aviators.”

10 Best Pilot Kneeboards for Cockpit Essential Supplies

10 Best Pilot Kneeboards for Cockpit Essential Supplies

A pilot kneeboard is one of the cockpit essentials that every pilot from a first-time student to a seasoned ATP needs for each flight. At its most basic, a kneeboard is an organizational system that straps onto your thigh and serves as a readily accessible and highly visible place to organize charts, documents, paperwork and digital devices. Styles vary and your choice of kneeboard will depend on what tools you will be using most in your cockpit.

Best Aviation Handheld Radios on The Market

Best Aviation Handheld Radios on The Market

Effective communication is one of the tenants of safe flying, which means that radios play a key role in every cockpit. Often referred to as air band avionic radios, aviation radios come in 3 different types – ground station (obviously not meant for in-flight), panel mount and handheld.

Best Flight Simulators & Equipment Money Can Buy

Best Flight Simulators & Equipment Money Can Buy

Non-pilots may view flight simulators as nothing more than glorified video games, but serious pilots recognize and appreciate the value of the hands-on training opportunity. With flight time at a premium, the ability to build instrument flight rules (IFR) hands-on skills from home can be a powerful career-boosting asset.

20 Best Aviation Watches You Can Buy Right Now [For Every Budget]

20 Best Aviation Watches You Can Buy Right Now [For Every Budget]

As a pilot, a good watch with the right features is an important cockpit tool. It can also be a fashion statement. Functional, classic, modern, vintage-inspired – there are so many looks to choose from.

Pilot’s Guide to Aviation Life Vests [Part 2: Survival Equipment Series]

Pilot’s Guide to Aviation Life Vests [Part 2: Survival Equipment Series]

Consider the need for life rafts and life vests. On extended overwater flights, you’ll want to carry one life vest per person and a raft (or rafts) with enough room and buoyancy to fit everyone on board.

Aviation Life Rafts: A Pilots Guide To Survival Equipment

Aviation Life Rafts: A Pilots Guide To Survival Equipment

Where is your next big flight going to take you? Do you dream of leaving land and cruising over a vast expanse of ocean? If that upcoming adventure includes an extended overwater flight path, double check the FAA list of required survival equipment and confirm that you comply with any applicable requirements.