How To Become A Pilot – 9 Steps To Getting Your Wings

How to become a pilot – 9 steps to getting your wings

If you’ve ever wondered how to become a pilot then these 9 steps sum up the process of obtaining a private pilot certificate. This is a guide to become a private pilot. The steps to becoming a professional pilot, either as a commercial pilot or as an airline pilot, are a little more complex, but…

How Much Does It Cost To Beome A Pilot? It Depends…

How much does it cost to beome a pilot? It depends…

The answer to the question “How much does it cost to beome a pilot?” varies greatly depending on license and aircraft type, location of training, and the duration of the training. In addition, there are other factors to take into account, including the quality of the flight training and the flight school and the continuity…

The Benefits Of Aerobatics Training Programs For Pilots Of All Types

The Benefits of Aerobatics Training Programs For Pilots Of All Types

Aerobatics training is a great way to improve confidence in your control of an aircraft and flying abilities while having a lot of fun. Aerobatic training is widely available and it provides fresh challenges for those in possession of private pilot license. It’s a form of flying that comes with a high score in the…

Atomatoflames – What Does It Mean?  A Guide To A-Tomato-Flames For Student Pilots

ATOMATOFLAMES – What does it mean? A Guide To A-TOMATO-FLAMES For Student Pilots

Atomatoflames is an aviation acronym that is far easier to remember than many of the rules and regulations that govern general aviation. In short, tomatoflames is an acronym that lists all the equipment requirements required for flight operations conducted in the USA under FAR 91.205(b) in powered civil aircraft. According to the Code of Federal…

Lapl Vs Ppl – Options For Uk Private Pilots Flying Light Aircraft

LAPL vs PPL – Options For UK Private Pilots Flying Light Aircraft

In this post I summarise the similarities and differences between the LAPL vs PPL, that is, the Light Aircraft Pilot Licence and the Private Pilot Licence. The right licence for you will depend on your aviation aspirations. If you want to fly single engine aircraft for recreational purposes under VFR during daylight hours in UK…

Chief Aircraft – Suppliers Of Avionics To General Aviation And Rc Models

Chief Aircraft – Suppliers of Avionics to General Aviation and RC Models

Chief Aircraft Inc. has be a General Aviation supplier of aircraft parts, pilot supplies, and radio-controlled models worldwide for over 30 years. Chief Avionics was formed in 1994 to install a wide variety of the latest avionics for its customers and is today an FAA-approved Part 145 repair station located at Grants Pass Airport. At…

Best Aircraft Paint Remover – 5 Examples For Your Airplane Project
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Best Aircraft Paint Remover – 5 Examples For Your Airplane Project

Choosing the best aircraft paint remover takes a little thought and buying the right one for your airplane will save time and effort. Nothing spoils the look of an aircraft more than the sight of chipped, peeling, or faded paint. It’s like a tear in a fine suit of clothes; from a distance things don’t…

10 Best Pilot Kneeboards For Student, Private, And Commercial Pilots

10 Best Pilot Kneeboards For Student, Private, and Commercial Pilots

Pilot kneeboards are the small clipboards or folders worn on the knee during flight. They are an essential item of flight gear as they provide a convenient place to keep track of important information such as flight data, frequencies, and other information transmitted during radio calls. For the more qualified aviators and commercial pilots they…

Compton Abbas Airfield: History & Attractions At This Grass Airfield
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Compton Abbas Airfield: History & Attractions at this Grass Airfield

Compton Abbas Airfield (EGHA) is one of those airfields that attracts many new visitors and which has a loyal selection of aviators who frequently drop in. It is arguably one of the most picturesque airfields in the South of England. I have a personal reason to be fond of the airfield as it was here…

Learn To Fly At Andrewsfield Aviation Saling Airfield Essex

Learn to Fly at Andrewsfield Aviation Saling Airfield Essex

Andrewsfield Aviation like to offer friendly but professional flight training at all levels. They provide training for the Light Aircraft Pilot’s Licence (LAPL) and the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) aboard their fleet of Cessna C152 and Piper PA28 aircraft. For these licences candidates need to complete a minimum of 30 or 45 hours respectively and…

Flight Simulator Experience Near Me – Best Ways To Enjoy Simulated Flight
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Flight Simulator Experience Near Me – Best ways to enjoy simulated flight

There is a flight simulator experience waiting for you in many places around the UK and elsewhere. You’ll find links to a full range of flight simulator experiences in the UK below. Modern flight simulators are so much better than the slow, unrealistic examples of the past. Many are full-motion simulators, so you get to…

Tiger Moth Flights. Vintage Biplane Flying Experiences
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Tiger Moth Flights. Vintage Biplane Flying Experiences

Tiger Moth flights are wonderful flying experiences. They give you a taste of what it was like to fly during the 1930s when these aircraft first took to the skies, and as a trainee pilot during World War II when they were used to teach ab initio students how to fly. Step away from modern…

The Flight Bag – Essential Luggage For Pilots & Passengers
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The Flight Bag – Essential Luggage For Pilots & Passengers

What is a flight bag? A flight bag is a piece of luggage designed specifically for air travel. Flight bags are typically smaller than traditional suitcases and often have multiple compartments and enough storage space to help keep everything organized. They also usually have a shoulder strap or carry handle, which can be helpful when…

How To Choose The Right Portable Urinal For Your Aviation Needs

How to choose the right portable urinal for your aviation needs

A portable urinal provides a convenient and discreet way for pilots to answer that call without leaving their seat or exposing themselves. No, it’s not the most glamorous subject. Portable urinals for aviators isn’t at the top of the list of suitable gifts for pilots, yet they are quite important, particularly for pilots who fly…

What Are The Best Aviation Headsets For Pilots And Passengers?

What Are The Best Aviation Headsets For Pilots And Passengers?

The best aviation headsets for pilots and their passengers can be determined by the type of aircraft and the budget available. Here are some of the best pilot headsets on the market. Whether you’re looking for a top-of-the-line noise canceling headset or something more affordable, read on to find the perfect aviation headset for your…

Learning How To Fly And Choosing A Flight School For Pilot Training

Learning how to fly and choosing a flight school for pilot training

Learning how to fly can be a life-changing experience, providing a sense of freedom and accomplishment that is unmatched by any other activity. For any aspiring aviator or those looking for a career in aviation, piot training can open up a whole new world. From the cockpit of a small airplane, you can not only…

Achieving The Goal Of A Private Pilots Licence

Achieving the goal of a Private Pilots Licence

I finally obtained a Private Pilots Licence in 1991 but learning to fly didn’t come easily to me. I was not a quick learner and took more than the average amount of hours to reach each milestone. I consoled myself with the thought that people who take longer to learn things learn them more deeply….

Flying Lesson Costs And How To Reduce Them

Flying Lesson Costs and how to reduce them

Learning to fly and obtaining a Private Pilot’s Licence isn’t cheap but you can avoid unnecessary expense with a little forward planning.  Flying lesson costs will vary but in the long run the cheaper hourly rate may not be your best option. In this post I discuss the cost of obtaining a fixed wing Pilot’s Licence for…

7 Essential Tips To Help You Through Ppl Ground School

7 Essential Tips To Help You Through PPL Ground School

For some students the prospect of studying the PPL Ground School subjects is just as daunting as learning to fly itself.  Perhaps you were not top of the class in Maths or English.  Maybe you doubt your own abilities, or is it the thought of speaking on the radio that worries you? The sheer amount…