I gave the MyGoFlight a go!

A pilot’s flight bag needs to fit their mission, it’s one of the most important pieces of any pilot’s aviation equipment. The cost of even a pricey flight bag can be easily justified if you consider just how much use … Continue reading

It’s a little less complex now…

Earlier this week the FAA utilized a NOTICE to remove the requirement for a complex aircraft to be utilized during flight tests of initial commercial pilots and flight instructors. This change is the result of a cause championed by industry, … Continue reading

Considerate Pilot: Coil the Ropes

Recently I saw a message thread by a flight instructor about “pet peeves.” Each flight instructor has their “very push-able buttons.” Rather than look at the idiosyncrasies that some pilots display which cause grief for others, the considerate pilot series … Continue reading

Second Opinion, Different Voice

Flight training is a process. Like any learning experience or developmental process, there are a variety of stages, components and challenges that come with the pursuit of a pilot certificate. Earning a pilot certificate is an incdreibly valuable and rewarding … Continue reading

Flying Footwear

It’s one of those things that many people overlook, appropriate footwear for flying. It’s common for pilots to be prepared with survival kits if flying over barren areas or with jackets, hats and gloves when flying during the winter, but … Continue reading

The Devil is in the Details: Flight Review Documentation

Every 24 calendar months FAA-certificated pilots are required to complete a flight review, or satisfy the FAA currency requirements through another method, such as earning a new certificate/ rating or completing a phase of the FAA WINGS program. The concept … Continue reading

Use the UNICOM!

An airport is an airport, but that doesn’t mean you know everything about it… There is help out there, for free, and sometimes it’s very useful! The UNICOM is a tool that many pilots overlook all too frequently. The purpose … Continue reading

The Pilot’s iPad Form Factor Choice

When I started learning to fly almost two decades ago the “standard” items in a pilot’s flight bag included some steady standbys. These included items such as a fuel sample cup, headset and aeronautical chart. Many of the contents of … Continue reading

Let’s Talk Energy Management

Energy management can be something that we as aviators may subconsciously know about, but not necessarily know explicitly. One of the most basic fundamentals of flight is how we manage the energy of the airplane. Too much energy, it’s almost impossible to … Continue reading