Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

Article

Training Tip: R in a circle

Why are private airports identified with the letter R in a circle, not a P?

Aug 19, 2014

Advocacy

Weigh in on new pilot standards

A draft revision of airman certification standards remains open for comment through Aug. 25.

Aug 13, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

Aug 12, 2014 | comments
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Advanced Training

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: O say, can you see?

On his first lesson in defensive dogfighting in an F-15B, an Air Force pilots learns that stepping up to the new aircraft is harder than he thought. In a 7-G turn at 420 knots, he couldn't lift his head to look outside the cockpit, forcing him to fly blind off his instructor's commands.

Aug 04, 2014 | comments

Article

Boeing introduces solution to stem global pilot shortage

Boeing’s Flight Services division is offering a pipeline from zero flight time to airline qualified in two years, the company announced this week at EAA Airventure.

Aug 01, 2014 | comments

Article

New ATP rule clarification offered before Aug. 1 changes

Pilots pursuing a multiengine airplane airline transport pilot certificate should be clear on the new ATP certificate requirements that will go into effect on Aug. 1.

Jul 22, 2014
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Instrument Rating

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Careful what you wish for

The Skyhawk’s cockpit is sweltering as the pilot monitors the engine oil temperature and waits for the center controller to call.

Aug 12, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Nonprecision, not imprecision

In the satellite age, it’s still true that the less precision exists for navigation, the more precise the flying must be.

Jul 15, 2014

Article

AirVenture attraction a draw for IFR pilots

Pilots can now add improving their instrument proficiency to the long list of reasons to attend EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wis.

Jul 07, 2014 | comments
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Flight Training

Article

Training Tip: R in a circle

Why are private airports identified with the letter R in a circle, not a P?

Aug 19, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Information 'upon request'

It’s a pilot’s responsibility to obtain a complete preflight briefing, so don’t let an unasked question undermine your effort.

Aug 11, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Loadings and landings

New pilots may underestimate the physical effort needed to rotate some aircraft to the landing attitude.

Aug 04, 2014
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Student Pilot

Article

Training Tip: Loadings and landings

New pilots may underestimate the physical effort needed to rotate some aircraft to the landing attitude.

Aug 04, 2014

Video

Ready to Fly?

Jul 17, 2014

Video

Dream of Flying?

Jul 17, 2014
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