Grabcard: Your Essential Ifr Flight Equipment Checklist
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GRABCARD: Your Essential IFR Flight Equipment Checklist

IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) demand that aircraft are equipped with a specific set of equipment to ensure safety and compliance. The GRABCARD mnemonic serves as a mnemonic to help pilots remember these essential items. This article breaks down the GRABCARD aviation acronym, explaining the importance of each component and how to check them before your…

Pilot Institute Review: Online Ground School For Pilots
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Pilot Institute Review: Online Ground School For Pilots

In this Pilot Institute review I’m going to examine the details of their online ground school courses. Whether you’re an aspiring private pilot or looking to operate drones commercially, this review aims to provide you with some insights into what Pilot Institute has to offer. As an aspiring private pilot or drone operator, you’ve probably…

Flight School Near Me: Easy Access To Flying Lessons In Your Location

Flight School Near Me: Easy Access To Flying Lessons In Your Location

This guide covers what to look for when searching for “flight school near me.” If you’ve ever searched for that or a similar term you may be slightly confused by some of the results, so let’s take a look on what to look out for as you begin your flight training.  Learning to fly starts…

Discovery Flight Cost – Your Trial Flight And What To Expect

Discovery Flight Cost – Your Trial Flight And What To Expect

Your discovery flight cost will vary according to location, duration, and aircraft type. A discovery flight, also known as an introductory flight or trial flight, is the perfect opportunity for aspiring pilots to experience the thrill of flying in a light aircraft for the first time. These short flights allow prospective students to sample flight…

The Best New Pilot Headsets Of 2024. Lightweight Aviation Headsets
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The Best New Pilot Headsets of 2024. Lightweight Aviation Headsets

Every year, the best new pilot headsets are reviewed for real improvements on those that are already established as firm favourites among pilots. Some are indeed better, while others don’t guite make the grade. A high-quality aviation headset is an essential tool for pilots, providing critical communications capability, noise attenuation, and comfort during long flights….

Great Books For Student Pilots: The Best Books On Aviation

Great Books for Student Pilots: The Best Books on Aviation

There are dozens of volumes that make great books for student pilots but there are a few that are found on almost every pilot’s bookshelf. Whether you’re a budding aviator or an aviation enthusiast, the journey to becoming a pilot is as exciting as it is challenging. One of the best ways to supplement your…

Private Pilot Ground School: The Pros And Cons Of Digital Training

Private Pilot Ground School: The Pros and Cons of Digital Training

When I was learning to fly there were no private pilot ground school courses available online. It was the 1980s, personal computers were expensive, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee had yet to invent hyper text markup language (HTML). It was to be another ten years before the world wide web emerged. I used to drive to…

Flight Training Finance: How To Finance Your Pilot Training
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Flight Training Finance: How To Finance Your Pilot Training

Flight training finance refers to the various options aspiring pilots can utilize to fund the costs of obtaining their licenses, ratings, and aviation degrees. With the ever-increasing cost of flying lessons, finding ways to pay for training is crucial for making your aviation dreams a reality. Whether using loans, grants, personal savings or other funding…

Rod Machado’S Private Pilot Handbook: Your Ultimate Guide To Recreational Flying (Paperback Or Ebook)

Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook: Your Ultimate Guide to Recreational Flying (paperback or ebook)

Dive into the world of aviation with Rod Machado’s Private Pilot Handbook, a comprehensive guide that combines detailed explanations, practical tips, and a fun, witty style that makes absorbing ground school subjects enjoyable. Why Choose Rod Machado’s Ultimate Private Pilot Book? Rod Machado’s ultimate private pilot book isn’t just another manual; it’s a comprehensive guide…

Start A Private Pilot Course Online And Embark On The Adventure Of A Lifetime

Start a Private Pilot Course Online and Embark on the Adventure of a Lifetime

You don’t need to look far to find a private pilot course online.  There are plenty of options; from providers with decades in the field to newcomers with innovative ideas and content.  There is an ongoing demand for this type of training and experienced instructors have responded to the call. Every day, thousands of men…

Top 10 Essential Tips For Student Pilots.  Master These Basics

Top 10 Essential Tips for Student Pilots. Master these basics

Here are ten essential tips for student pilots.  I could give ten more but these are the most important.  Keep these in mind before and after you enroll in flight school and you’ll save both time and money.  You’ll also enjoy the learning the process more by being better prepared. Learn From The Past The…

Best Ipad For Pilots, Students, And Enthusiasts
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Best iPad for Pilots, Students, and Enthusiasts

Finding the best iPad for pilots involves matching the models available with the needs of the pilot in question.  A commercial pilot will need a higher spec iPad to that of a student.  Having an Apple iPad in the cockpit has become almost indispensable. It’s hard to imagine flying without one, as it provides invaluable…

Two Seater Spitfire Flights: Soaring To New Heights & Delights

Two Seater Spitfire flights: Soaring To New Heights & Delights

Two seater Spitfire flights are seen by many as the ultimate in flight experiences, and it’s not hard to see why. The Spitfire is one of the most iconic aircrafts in history, known for its role in the Battle of Britain during World War II. It is a symbol of British engineering and determination, and…

Soar Through The Sky On Spitfire Flights From Biggin Hill
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Soar Through the Sky on Spitfire Flights from Biggin Hill

Take to the skies in a series of Spitfire flights from Biggin Hill, the historic World War II fighter base in Kent. Experience the power of this iconic fighter plane as you soar through the skies of southern England, just like the young RAF pilots did 80 years ago. The engineers and pilots that make…

Everything You Need To Know About The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence
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Everything You Need to Know About the Light Aircraft Pilot Licence

The Light Aircraft Pilot Licence (LAPL) is a licence that allows you to fly certain light aircraft. It is different from the more common Private Pilot Licence (PPL), as we shall see. The LAPL syllabus is shorter than the PPL, and it is, therefore, ideal for those who are just starting in aviation. In this…

Gyrocopter Training Cost Uk – Where To Fly And Train For A Ppl(G)
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Gyrocopter Training Cost UK – Where to fly and train for a PPL(G)

In this post I explain why you should go for a flight in a gyrocopter, where you’ll find some gyrocopter training in the UK, and what it costs to complete a course that leads to a licence. My Gyrocopter Flying Experience in a Magni Gyro So far I’ve only had two flights in a gyrocopter….

Gyrocopter Training Near Me (Usa)
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Gyrocopter Training Near Me (USA)

If you’ve ever typed the search phrase ‘gyrocopter training near me‘ into a search engine then congratulations for being someone with a sense of adventure. Once you’ve found somewhere that offers flights in these aircrafts your life will probably change for the better in all kinds of ways. Learning to fly a gyroplane can be…

Private Pilot Course. Aviation Careers
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Private Pilot Course. Aviation Careers

If you’re looking for a private pilot course to help with your studies then there are several available but this new course is about the inspiration and the motivation to learn to fly and to keep flying once you’re qualified. It’s also about the opportunities available to you in terms of aviation careers and the…

10 Leadership Tips From Jet Fighter Pilots

10 Leadership Tips from Jet Fighter Pilots

There are plenty of successful people who can give you good advice so why not take some leadership tips from jet fighter pilots. Being a good leader is not something that can be taken for granted. It takes regular focus on self improvement to maintain a high standard. Strong leadership skills come with time, dedication,…

Strong Reasons Why You Should Learn To Fly (And Start Today)

Strong Reasons Why You Should Learn To Fly (And Start Today)

In July 2015 the aerospace giant Boeing predicted that the world would need 558,000 new pilots during the next twenty years.  If this forecast for half a million pilots jobs were correct at the time (and they should know, being Boeing) then there has never been a better time to learn to fly.  If you…