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Pinch Hitter

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Safety Spotlight: Pinch Hitter

Experiencing an emergency aloft is highly unlikely—but it is always a good idea to be prepared. While these materials offer a general overview of the principles of flight—including flight controls, cockpit instrumentation, radio communication, and navigation—nothing substitutes for a few hours of hands-on training with a flight instructor. To find a flight school, visit AOPA’s Flight School Finder. Who knows, you might end up becoming a pilot yourself!