June 21, 2016| 232

How Private Pilots Can Fly Like Airline Pilots

Fly like the big dogs: here are some little things private pilots can do to fly like airline pilots . Vern Weiss Private pilots who fly small aircraft are at a disadvantage when compared to airline pilots engaged in commercial airline flying . When you’re a “solo act,” you do not have the benefit of a large support staff taking care of peripheral …

March 5, 2016| 118

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 …

February 16, 2016| 151

The Cessna Training Program: Flight Training the Cessna Way

Shawn Arena So you have decided to not only begin flight training , but have focused on using Cessna aircraft and their associated Training Program. First a caveat – regardless of the type of aircraft and program selected, the main goal is training you safely, efficiently, (and as in this case) the use of a specific aircraft manufacturer’s best …

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 …

January 18, 2016| 326

Dispelling Three Myths About Flying an Airplane

Toni Mensching The military definitely isn’t the only group who will train you to fly airplanes. It may be one of the few groups who will pay you while you learn to fly, but it certainly isn’t the only place you can learn to fly an airplane . The fact that the military will pay you while they teach you about flying an airplane is one of the reasons t …

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