Spread the Passion

As an airport management professional and flight instructor, most people would assume that I am passionate about aviation, and they would be correct. But, as passionate about aviation as I am, I’m equally passionate about sharing aviation with others, especially … Continue reading

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3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… Getting Ready for a Summer Flight

Summer means warm temperatures, sunshine and beach days for many folks. Since moving to Florida, I’ve come to know a whole new level of heat, not necessarily temperatures that are much more extreme, but rather extended periods (days, weeks, months) … Continue reading

So you want to learn to fly?

Well, congratulations and welcome to the greatest activity known to man. It is demanding, costly and takes some serious effort, but it is so totally worth it! If you’re worried about cost, keep in mind learning to fly isn’t really … 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

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

Getting to Know Christi Ellis, 99’s Eastern New England Chapter Chair

There are a variety of groups in aviation, each with a unique purpose. Most groups work to advance the aviation community, make it easier & more cost effective to fly and aim to inspire new pilots. Some groups do a … Continue reading

Lost vs. Confused…

A scene reenacted thousands upon thousands of times is about to unfold in a local flight school classrom… A flight instructor eases back in their chair and asks the student/pilot across the table, “What do you do if you get … Continue reading

IM SAFE, are you safe?

My favorite topic to teach in any ground school is Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM). Not only is ADM the most interesting topic on any ground school syllabus, it is literally the MOST important too! One of the pilot self-assessment tools that … Continue reading

The Student Pilot – Flight Instructor Relationship

How is/was your relationship with your flight instructor? I am a firm believer that an open and respectful relationship between student pilot and flight instructor goes a long way in a student being successful with their flight training efforts. Effective … Continue reading