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

Sending Students Solo, A Flight Instructor’s Checklist

It’s a beautiful spring day. Temperatures are mild, the wind is light, and the sky is a bright crystal blue. Today, your student is going up for their first-ever solo flight. You tell them to “have fun!” You shut the … Continue reading

Happy National Aviation Day!

In 1939 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt selected August 19th as National Aviation Day! The idea was to have a day dedicated to encouraging citizens to be involved with aviation activities. Maybe that meant an airplane ride, flight lesson, spending some … Continue reading

Take Advantage of Every Opportunity You Can!

It was 2008 and on August 22nd I became a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI). Just 6 days later I earned my seaplane privileges add-on to my Commercial pilot certificate. What’s unique about this? I earned my CFI in Bedford, Massachusetts … Continue reading

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… Making Your Flight Review Easier!

There are a number of things any pilot can do to help prepare for their upcoming flight review. Flying regularly is first and foremost in addition to some of the other “usual” things such as paying attention to industry news … Continue reading

Find the RIGHT Flight Instructor

Would you buy a car without taking it out on the road for a test drive? I didn’t think so… Well picking a flight instructor is essentially the same thing. Earning a pilot certificate is a big investment, maybe not … Continue reading

Real Life General Aviation Training

“Real Life General Aviation Training” is an article I wrote, which appeared in the January/February issue of Mentor magazine. Mentor is the official publication of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). My aim with this piece was to highlight … Continue reading

Becoming a Flight Instructor: Learning to Teach

Learning to become a flight instructor is about a lot more than flying and aeronautical knowledge… Getting up and taking command of a large group of people can definitely be scary to someone who has never done it before, or … Continue reading

The Airlines are Calling, it’s for YOU!

Being a pilot is cool; being an airline pilot is even “cooler”. Have you ever thought about being a career pilot? Well, now is the right time to get into aviation… It’s a very exciting time to be involved with … Continue reading

3 Things Every (Student) Pilot Needs to Know About… Selecting a Flight Instructor

Training with the right flight instructor makes all the difference when it comes to flight training success. Any flight training, initial or advanced is an investment of your time and recourses. Before embarking on that journey it is important to … Continue reading