May 3, 2016| 217

When Is an Airplane Pilot a Passenger?

Tori B. Mensching Regulations can be tricky and sometimes downright confusing. Test your knowledge to see if you would make the same decisions this airplane pilot made in the example below. Would you make the same mistake? The Scenario Mark is an instrument rated private pilot who hasn’t flown at night in a while. He wants to fly his wife and two kids …

April 22, 2016| 129

Guidelines for Buying an Airplane

Dr. Mary Ann O’Grady So what comes first: the pilot’s license or buying an airplane ? At first glance, this question seems to elicit a fairly straightforward response that an individual would not be buying an airplane if he or she was not planning on flying it personally . However, business entities, organizations, associations, and even individ …

April 12, 2016| 617 1

What Are the Aircraft Annual Inspection Requirements?

Dr. Mary Ann O’Grady The aircraft annual inspection that is required by the Federal Aviation Administration is a straightforward process that is not difficult to conduct. However, difficulties can arise when the mechanic that is hired to perform the aircraft annual inspection is neither familiar with the process nor capable of keeping track of the t …

February 11, 2016| 183

Aviation and Your Flight Training: Choose the Best for a Lasting Impression

Wilson Gilliam, Jr. A paper on economic aerospace forecasting could be as thick as your computer screen is tall. Even the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years 2015 – 2035 is nearly 140 pages long. I’m glad this post is long on brevity and to the point about how you can fit into the increasingly influential world of aviation and aerospace. The word “av …

February 8, 2016| 253

Cessna Flight Training: Why Flight Schools Love Cessnas

Jennifer Roth It may seem odd and almost archaic these days that most initial flight training is done in a small aircraft like a single engine Cessna. Many times, students show up to tour a flight campus and they are often surprised at how small and “simple” the airplanes look. This, however, is an opinion that usually changes once they begin their …

February 5, 2016| 312

The Questions to Ask When Choosing a Flight School

Early in childhood, most of us were taught these basic types of questions and how to apply them in any given situation. When it comes to choosing a flight school, these old friends will not lead you astray. Selecting where to do your pilot training is a serious endeavor that can be tedious, confusing, and often overwhelming. My goal, however, is th …

January 22, 2016| 378

6 Must Read Tips for Your First Airplane Flying Lessons

Spencer Martin Your first few airplane flying lessons are some of the most important and memorable you’ll ever have. Here’s how to make the most of your pre-solo airplane flight training . Get Your Hands on the Controls You learned to walk by walking. You learned to drive by driving, and flying is no different. It takes hours upon hours of hands-on exp …

December 29, 2015| 211

Flying Airplanes: How Can Something so Disciplined Be so Romantic?

If everyone in the world could fly an airplane it wouldn’t be special and because of this flying airplanes requires initiative and effort but it’s rewarded with exhilaration. Vern Weiss You’ve just touched down at your destination airport. For the last ten minutes, your passenger has been scanning the ground and unsuccessfully look …

December 8, 2015| 533

Flight Simulator Training: Cutting Costs and Improving Skills

Stimulation by Simulation Vern Weiss A long time ago they discovered that training pilots could be done more efficiently if there were a means to duplicate the objectives of instruction given in an aircraft. Not only could pilot training be cheaper but some maneuvers could be accomplished without the window of vulnerability for hazards that comes wit …

December 3, 2015| 280

Have You Ever Thought of Becoming a Pilot?

The Journey from Fixed Wing Single Engines to Jets Shawn Arena “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That is one question I am sure almost all of us can remember being asked by either parents, teachers, or friends when we were young. Most certainly we replied with an answer such as a ballplayer, a doctor, a nurse, or a fireman. As we mature and ex …

June 11, 2015| 98 0

ULA Students with Flight School Training Support Rescue Missions

Upper Limit Aviation is known for launching student pilots into careers flying commercially – taking students from flight school to flying helicopters and fixed wing aircraft for a living. ULA students get real-world flight school training experience during their time with us. What makes Upper Limit different from other flight schools is their …

June 6, 2014| 165 0

Crosswind Landing: Learning The Basics in Small Aircraft

Crosswind conditions increase the risk of the landing , and as a student pilot, it is imperative that you become very comfortable with a crosswind landing. You never know when the wind will become greater than expected, and you  need to be prepared for all circumstances . “A crosswind landing is a landing maneuver in which a significant component …

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