Author - Comanche82

How much does flight training cost?

The typical cost of obtaining your private pilot’s license in the Chicago-land area is anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000+.  The cost of flight training can vary depending on a number of factors.  Some of these factors include: Location: Bigger airports closer to a big city will typically charge more because of [...]

5 Emergency Procedures Every Pilot Should Be Prepared For

For a competent pilot and well maintenance airplane the probability of you having an in flight emergency is low.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for an emergency.  You should practice your emergency procedures on a regular basic with a certified flight instructor.  This way you will always [...]

Rockwell B-1B Lancer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017

Check out the amazing Rockwell B-1B Lancer performing a few flybys with afterburners from the Wednesday night air show at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. https://youtu.be/Kfp-G4NWyJs Video by: AirshowStuffVideos You can find more details about the B-1B Heavy Bomber here: Wikipedia

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.