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5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About the Cessna 172 Skyhawk

Anders Clark The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is a widely flown, well-known aircraft. It’s used pretty extensively by flight schools to train student and prospective pilots and companies have even created flight simulators modeled on it. If you’ve spent time flying, chances are pretty good you’ve flown in one, or even flown one. And you&#821 …

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Un-Learning as You’re Learning How to Fly Airplanes

Shawn Arena Okay, you have checked another box in your journey to earning your private pilot certificate . You and your instructor have set up a ground training schedule and an aircraft has been selected for your training . The next logical step then arrives, as you ask yourself, “So, HOW do I fly airplanes?” I’ll now provide you with an overview so y …

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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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