Premium Oral Prep

For one-on-one practice Oral Exams live with one of our CFIs (facetime or skype) Sign up for the Captain membership on our site. You’ll get a 2-hour custom oral prep session centered around the airport and airplane you will be using for your practical test to best prepare you to ace your FAA Checkride! When […]

Oral Prep Pr Copy

Checkride Oral Prep For one-on-one practice Oral Exams live with one of our CFIs (facetime or skype) Sign up for the First Officer subscription on our site. You’ll get a 2-hour custom oral prep session centered around the airport and airplane you will be using for your practical test to best prepare you to ace […]

Airport Lighting Pr Copy

 I can see the Light!!! There are lots of different lights out there to help you find your way at night and in low visibility.  In this TOPIC we’ll cover; Runway Types RCLM-Runway Center Line Markings (paint on the runway) Taxiway Lighting Runway Lighting Approach Lighting Runway Types Runways fall into one of three categories: […]

Night Time Flying Pr Copy

Wondering why people fly at night? Check out how beautiful it can be in the video above! Things to consider for nighttime flight planning…. Ask a Question / Leave a Comment to the Community Ask a Question and get a fast response from our CFIs

Regulations Pr Copy

Regulations Pr Copy

Federal Aviation Regulations Hope you’re still awake there guys!  Understandably the “book work” side of things with ADM, Medical Factors, etc. isn’t quite as exciting as watching videos on flying around busy airspace, but it is what will ultimately keep you safe and legal in the sky.  Below we have some more rules for you […]

Medical Factors Pr Copy

Medications and the FAA Obviously, lots of us take medications for one thing or another.  If you are training for your Sport Pilot Certificate it is especially important you are familiar with what is and is not allowed by the FAA as you may not be regularly seeing an AME (aviation medical examiner, basically a […]

Weather Briefings Pr Copy

VFR Weather Briefings It’s always nice when someone else helps you to decipher the weather.  In the old days, it was standard to always make a phone call and have a professional weather briefer decipher the weather maps for you and help you understand the full weather picture that you were looking at out the […]

VFR Chart Basics Pr Copy

I love this Section(al)! Me TOO!  I mean, I love sectional charts.  The Sectional Chart or “VFR Chart” is the primary map used by VFR pilots to navigate between airports or operate out of a new or unfamiliar airport.  In this TOPIC we are going to cover the basics of using this chart so you […]

The Weighing and Balancing Act Pr Copy

How much to put where? Manually calculating weight and balance is really the same as your basic high school math class.  Take the example below to warm up your brain and get in back into math mode if its been a while since you were in a high school math class.  After that, go ahead […]

The Instrument Panel Explained Pr Copy

The Power of the Panel While as a Private Pilot you will be training to fly VFR only and constantly look outside the cockpit, it is still important to have a basis of knowledge of how all the instruments work (along with being able to fly by reference to instruments in an absolute pinch).  In […]