Cross country (XC) flight is a standard part of Private Pilot training. One must accurately fly long distance routes between multiple airports. This requires all of the skills needed to fly an airplane, including navigation, weather evaluation, fuel management, and use of controlled airspace.
Learning to speak with ATC is stressful and intimidating. It takes time to learn all the lingo and also to develop an ear for interpreting garbled radio chatter. Moreover, air traffic controllers are not always the most patient people in the world. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed at this stage.
A pilot’s first solo flight is often seen as a rite of passage. There is a great deal of tradition behind this step in a pilot’s training, and it is often a special occasion. However, placing too much importance on it can have undesirable repercussions.
The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released an interim report on the crash of a Boeing 777-200ER which occurred on January 17, 2008 at London’s Heathrow International Airport. The conclusions are surprising.
Throughout flight training, students gradually learn how to think like a pilot. They learn this skill from the tasks set before them, and from the instructor’s example. Unfortunately, the “pilot mentality” is rarely covered during training as an independent subject. Read on for student pilot tips.
You may be wondering, how do I get my private pilot license? Depending upon where you live, there may be a variety of options available to you. This article will help you determine which choice is the best for your needs
Are you thinking about when and how you can fly as a private pilot? The journey to becoming a private pilot is an exciting one, but it is also a major investment of time and money, and learning before you can take to the skies.
For many years now, flight instructors have argued about the merits and dangers of using PC-based flight simulators to supplement their students’ flight training. Learning how to become a private pilot by benefiting from using a home simulator to hone your skills is a good way train.