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

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

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… The New ACS!

On Wednesday, June 15th the Practical Test Standards (PTS) that student pilots and flight instructor alike have come to know and “love” for so long goes by the wayside as the FAA’s new Airmen Certification Standard (ACS) comes of age. … Continue reading

Wearing a hat while flying…

This is one of those topics that can incite a little bit of passion depending on where pilots fall on the issue. Some pilots consistently wear baseball style caps while flying. Let’s face it, it’d be pretty difficult, if not … Continue reading

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… Airspeed Indicators

The airspeed indicator is probably my favorite instrument. I don’t know why and in reality when it comes to flying small planes, if you know what you’re doing, you can fly without one, when required by emergency anyways, since it … Continue reading

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… What makes a good flying checkpoint?

In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of flight instructing, “What makes a good checkpoint?”, is a very common question during the initial cross country stage of flight training. Just like most things in life, the answer really does vary and … Continue reading

Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast

I would like to thank Matt and the rest of the team here at RemoveBeforeFlight for giving me this opportunity to contribute to this incredible world of aviation that we all have come to love; it’s great to be here. … 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