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

2017 Sport Aviation Showcase

The 2nd annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase was held earlier this month, November 2nd – 4th. For regular readers of ReviewBeforeFlight you might remember my “review” post about the inaugural showcase held in 2016. The first year event was very … 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