Unlocking the Smooth Steep Turn with Sunflower Seeds!

Each time I visit a convenience store the sunflower seeds always get a second look. Very rarely do I chew sunflower seeds anymore, but there was a time when the opposite was the case. It was a very common occurrence … Continue reading

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

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

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

Students, HAVE a Mentor. Pilots, BE a Mentor!

Do you remember your journey to a pilot’s license? Are you mid-training now? Thinking about taking lessons? A mentor for a student pilot is one of the most important resources beyond the flight instructor. There is so much information and … Continue reading

The “Big 3” of an Effective Post-Flight Discussion

The post-flight discussion is the most critical part of an effective and efficient flight lesson. The debriefing summarizes and “caps off” the training activity. Imagine building a house and not putting a roof on the house; essentially that is a … Continue reading

The VALUE for a certificated pilot that enrolls in a ground school!

All too often pilots earn their wings, take flight and never look back. Then comes the letter from the FAA, an angry controller or a WAY-TOO-LONG flight review. Any of which could be avoided if the pilot had continued learning … Continue reading

Review of the 2014 New England Aviation Safety Expo

On Saturday, April 12th the Nashua Airport (KASH) & Daniel Webster College (DWC) opened up their runway, ramp and campus to the pilots of New England. With 50+ aircraft packed on the normally baron ramp, the event was a true … 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