Hygiene in the cockpit..

Flight training is a very dynamic environment, especially in the context of the on-going attempt to stem the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) though social distancing and avoiding large groups. There are some takes aways for flight training as well. … Continue reading

Pro Tip: Use the Edge of the Checklist

An airplane’s propeller is a vital component, without it you’re not going anywhere… When it comes to the preflight inspection there are multiple inspection items related to the propeller. As much as flying requires dedication and commitment, it shouldn’t take … Continue reading

The Silent Pre-Flight

In 1981, the FAA enacted 14 CFI 121.542 and 14 CFR 135.10.  These new regulations that effect Part 121 and Part 135 operations, limited, among other things, nonessential communications in the cockpit, as you can see from the excerpt below: … Continue reading

Fly the PAPI at night

Next time you go flying and you’re landing on a runway equipped with a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI), make your approach to follow the PAPI. Once you’re established on the final approach leg of the traffic pattern take a … Continue reading

How to pick a local flight altitude…

Let’s take a look at a quick double-lesson I like to share with students and experienced pilots alike. When it comes to cross country flights, the FAA provides excellent guidance on cruising altitudes, but what about for quick, short, local … Continue reading

Be ready: Fun Fall Flying!

The fall seasons offers a lot of great opportunities for pilots. In Florida it means that the temperatures are going to start coming back to earth and it won’t be incredibly hot ALL the time… In the northeast we look … Continue reading

Advanced Aeronautical Charting: The Airport Icon

A quick glance at a sectional chart will show a plethora of information for pilots. One of the key items on all aeronautical charts is the airports… Most pilots know that airports with long runways are shown with a box-shaped … Continue reading