Would You Own Or Fly An Electric Airplane? ( 5 Electrifying Thoughts)

Pipestrel Aircraft, Panthera in flight.

Had someone mentioned flying an electric airplane back in the early 1970’s I likely would have just laughed and said, “It will never happen?” I  have eaten my words. They are here. Would You Own Or Fly An Electric Airplane? I would definitely buy and own an electric airplane.  Today electric airplanes have been proven … Read more

How Does A Pilot Build Quality Flight Hours? (The Pilot Shortage).

Rear View Of The North American P51

Every low-time pilot has the desire to build hours. At the beginning of flight training, the goal is that 40 mark to obtain the Private Pilot Certificate. And the never-ending struggle to build more time continues. So, How Does A Pilot Build Quality Flight Hours?  Let’s look at some ways available today. How Does A … Read more

Is Pilot Proficiency Important In Aviation? ( 4 Points On Safety )

Portion of a VFR Sectional Chart.

Even Pilots that fly daily can get rusty so airline pilots are required to do proficiency checks. Why Is Pilot Proficiency Important? Why Is Pilot Proficiency Important? Pilot proficiency is the most important skill that a pilot must maintain. It ensures that the pilot knows the aircraft’s normal operations and emergency procedures and its limitations … Read more

How Do Pilots Overcome The Fear Of Stalls? (4 Thoughts On Stalls)

Disrupted air flow over wing.

It is a fact that stall/spin accidents in an airplane cause about 28% of all general aviation fatalities. It is not surprising that new pilots are afraid of stalls, so How Do Pilots Overcome The Fear Of Stalls? How Do Pilots Overcome The Fear Of Stalls? Fear of Stalls is overcome by doing them, Over … Read more

How Hard Is Private Pilot Training? (6 Easy Points)

FAA PILOTS HANDBOOK

How Hard Is Private Pilot Training? Many times in my aviation career I have had people say that they wished they had learned to fly. My usual comment was benign. I simply said, “It’s not too late to learn.” I often wonder if it was fear that stopped them from learning.  Let’s explore the training … Read more

Who Has The Best Pilot Job? (Some Insights In Career Flying)

Corporate Pilot Jumping For Joy With A King Air

With all the different kinds of flying jobs worldwide, did you ever wonder, Who Has The Best Pilot Job? After all, there are so many different ways you can make money flying airplanes, maybe some flying jobs are better than others. Have you thought of them all? Who Has The Best Pilot Job? I don’t … Read more

What Qualities And Skills Does A Pilot Have? ( Points To Ponder)

Airlime Pilot Uniform Sleeve With Hat

What Qualities And Skills Does A Pilot Have? Throughout the history of Aviation, there have always been many heroes that number the ranks in the last century and beyond. Both men and women. Some lost their lives so that we could travel in safety. What Qualities And Skills Does A Good Pilot Have? Pilots are … Read more

How Dangerous Is Flying In Ice? ( Some Freezing Thoughts)

Snow and Ice on an Airliner fuselage.taxiing to deice pad for departure.

Ice is a contributing factor to many airplane accidents so How Dangerous Is Flying In Ice? I am sure that some people are uncomfortable flying in storms and winter storms can be unnerving because of reduced visibility, snow, and ice. Let’s look at why. How Dangerous Is Flying In Ice? Flying into known icing is … Read more