Be the Leader through CFI Professonalism

Being a flight instructor brings a lot with it including various responsibilities, many opportunities and a lot of fun! But there are a couple quick things that every flight instructor should strive to personify to provide the best training environment. … 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

Winter Preflight – Be Prepared!

Today is the first official start to the winter season according to the calendar… Though I’d argue that “winter” has been here for a while in New England with the snow and well-below freezing temperatures we saw back in mid-November! … Continue reading

The Pickup Preflight

Pickup lines don’t usually work out too well, unless they’re extremely clever and delivered “on point”. The “pickup preflight” works in much the same way. Every now and then a flight doesn’t really start when we board the aircraft. As … Continue reading

Tales from the Pilot Journal: Learning to Fly Floats

2008 was a great year of flying for me, which means that during 2018, I’ve had a number of 10th anniversaries of various achievements. August 22nd it was earning my CFI, August 24th was my first flight as an instructor … Continue reading

Between Flight Lessons

A close friend of mine likes to say that one of the best values of a weekly flight lesson is the memory of the flight and the smile that it brings along. That friends is fellow ReviewBeforeFlight author Jim Quinn, who … Continue reading

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