How Often Should I Fly To Be Safe? (4 Proficiency Thoughts)

Cessna 182 panel. How often should I fly to be safe?

How Often Should I Fly To Be Safe? It is a great compliment for people to trust you enough to fly with us. It is every pilot’s responsibility to fly enough to remain proficient and not the FAA rule for currency. Being current is not proficient.How Often Should I Fly To Be Safe? It is a great compliment for people to trust you enough to fly with us. It is every pilot’s responsibility to fly enough to remain proficient and not the FAA rule for currency. Being current is not proficient.

Why Are Pilot Maneuvers Important? (5 Sensible Reasons)

The 1970s Acme Commercial Pilot Manual

We have all heard the phrase “Fly it by the seat of your pants!” That is exactly the phrase that is necessary for learning to fly. The question, “Why Are Pilot Maneuvers Important.” Why Are Pilot Maneuvers Important? It is absolutely mandatory to be able to master the operation of an aircraft. This requires you … Read more

Should A Pilot Read Accident Reports? (4 Learning Topics)

Photo of ADC9 passenger jet fuselage an remnants after a crash.

Over the years I have heard many opinions concerning aircraft accident reports. Did you ever ask yourself, should a pilot read accident reports? Many pilots do not read them and perhaps do not know how to access them. I think they are very relevant to learning to be a better pilot. Should A Pilot Read … Read more

Is Aerodynamics Important In Flight? (3 Lifting Thoughts)

Orange sky showing super cooled water droplets at sunset.

They have asked me many times throughout the years how a big airplane can fly  Have you ever wondered, Is Aerodynamics Important In Flight? Is Aerodynamics Important In Flight? Aerodynamics is the most important lesson in the Private Pilot syllabus and in learning to fly. It teaches the reasons an airplane can fly. Understanding aerodynamics … Read more

Is An Instrument Approach Hard To Fly? (5 Directional Thoughts)

Airliner flight deck at dusk on top

A story that was conveyed to me once was about a pilot asking for an IFR, (Instrument Flight Rules), clearance and asking ATC if they could keep him out of the clouds! Is An Instrument Approach Hard To Fly? Instrument Approaches and Instrument flight, once mastered is the easiest, most rewarding flying that a pilot … Read more