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 Chandelle Maneuver: What it is and Why You Should Learn to Fly it

The Chandelle Maneuver: What it is and Why You Should Learn to Fly it

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You may not be an aerobatics pilot performing a Cuban Eight for a crowd of airshow spectators, but there are other less complex aerial maneuvers that we all can enjoy learning. One of our favorite skill-building maneuvers is a smooth, graceful, seemingly effortless climbing turn that our fellow pilots have been performing for over one hundred years. That’s right—we’re talking about the chandelle.
What is a Pilot in Command (PIC)?

What is a Pilot in Command (PIC)?

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When we think of the pilot in command, to us that usually means the person who is actually in the left seat flying the aircraft. This generalization is often true, but the details of who counts as the pilot in command (PIC) and when pilots can log pilot in command time, especially on a multi-pilot crew are not always that straightforward.

Aircraft Category and Class: What is the Difference Between Them?

Aircraft Category and Class: What is the Difference Between Them?

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What category and class of aircraft are you certified to fly? Now, what are the category and class of your private plane? One of the most confusing aspects of aircraft category and class designations is that there are actually two different sets of designations, depending on the frame of reference – pilot or aircraft.
Sport Pilot License: Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Sport Pilot

Sport Pilot License: Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Sport Pilot

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The sport pilot license, or certificate, is the FAA’s newest addition to the pilot certificate line-up. Developed in 2007, the purpose of the sport pilot certificate is to make flying more affordable and easily available to everyone. Now students who aren’t yet able to afford the time investment or cost of a private pilot license have a quick and inexpensive alternative.

Best Aviation Scholarships for 2020 & How You Can Get One

Best Aviation Scholarships for 2020 & How You Can Get One

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Are you sick and tired of trying to figure out how to pay for your flight training or aviation-related degree? You yearn for someone to simply see your passion, recognize your dedication and decide to give you free money to pursue your flight dreams. You may have even started calculating how many years of waiting tables it will take to put yourself through flight school.
Pass Your Private Pilot Checkride With Flying Colors

Pass Your Private Pilot Checkride With Flying Colors

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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.

Requirements to Get Your Student Pilot Certificate

Requirements to Get Your Student Pilot Certificate

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You’ve been dreaming about this day for years, and you are finally about to take off on your first solo flight. It’s a proud moment that required planning, preparation and training. Now, let’s rewind that film and walk you through how you got there.

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