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

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… Clearing Turns

Many flight instructors hammer home a short list of items that every student pilot should do prior to completing a maneuver. This is for two purposes, first to stay safe and second to show a pilot examiner on a flight … 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

Some quick tips for summertime flight training success!

As we approach the “dog days” of summer, complete with heat and a reasonably high percentage of good days for flying, less the occasional thunderstorm, let’s take a look at a few quick tips for getting the most out of … Continue reading

3 Things Every Pilot Needs to Know About… Efficient Control Tower Communications

There are a few simple, yet often overlooked things that pilots can do to make their communications with control towers more effective, efficient and easier! You’ve probably heard the old aviation adage that a pilot short be ahead of the … Continue reading