Systems Operator or Pilot?

March 28, 2011

While I was on the treadmill this morning I listened to a couple of the podcasts in my subscription list. One had a discussion about the utility of getting a tailwheel endorsement. The bottom line was that, if you can find some way to do it you should – it will make you a better […]

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A CFI Workshop

March 14, 2011

I attended a couple of meetings this week – one put on by the FAASTeam and one a local EAA Chapter pancake breakfast. Both included things I thought you might be interested in hearing. FAASTeam, in case you haven’t seen the term before, is the FAA Safety Team. they have a website at where […]

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You Want to Learn to Fly, But… Part 2

December 10, 2010

The last post talked about how much it costs me to fly my own plane compared to what it cost me when I first bought it.  This time we’ll look at estimates for getting a pilot’s license through a flight school or buying an airplane and using it to get a license. The Flight School […]

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You Want to Learn to Fly. But… Part 1

December 8, 2010

An informal survey by AOPA on their eBrief newsletter asked individuals why they had quit their flight training before getting their pilot’s licenses.The results of the survey, shown here, indicate that by a huge margin the biggest barrier to completion is the "Expense of renting and aircraft and receiving instruction."  At about the same time […]

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Major Radio Lessons

October 29, 2010

I recently saw a post on  Twitter or Facebook from an individual in the middle of their flight training. They were having problems getting the hang of the proper radio terminology.  I can remember that as an instructor in the Air Force I would often encounter students who had the same problem. It would seem […]

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