Yearly Archives - 2016

I want to become a pilot. Where do I start?

First things first, you need to make sure you’re going to love flying.  If you have never flown in a small airplane (Cessna, Piper, Diamond Star or similar), I suggest that you schedule an introductory flight lesson with a flight school at your local airport.  (You can find a [...]

Boeing 777-300ER – Starting the Massive GE90-115 Engine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YgZEd5euJg Video by: AviationBlogs Starting the Worlds Largest Jet Engine - GE90-115 on a Boeing 777-300ER.  I took this video at O hare International Airport of an Air India Boeing 777-300ER performing an engine start at the gate.  It never gets old watching a GE90 start.

Cross Country Flight Planning

Cross-country flight planning is often the first big post-solo hurdle flight students will overcome in their flight training. Planning a cross-country flight requires tedious planning and calculations if done properly which can seem overwhelming at first, but taking everything one step at a time can greatly ease the process. The [...]