Flight Training

The Aviation Phonetic Alphabet

If you're a student pilot or are planning on starting your flight training, you should learn the standard ICAO aviation phonetic alphabet.  You should know this alphabet inside and out.  It's not that hard to memorize.  You'll be using this just about every time you communicate with ATC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVk_j24HWpE Video By: Ian [...]

How to land a Cessna 172

Here's another great video for student pilots by  Sporty's that explains how to land a Cessna 172.   This video is part of the Sporty's Private Pilot Online Training Course.  You can find more details about this course here: Sportys.Com Learn to fly course. https://youtu.be/9Z8O81HMzq0 Video by: Sporty's Pilot Shop

Should I buy a twin to build my multi engine time?

For those of you that think you're going to buy a twin engine aircraft, build your flight time for cheap and then sell it, Good Luck.  Buying a twin is a huge responsibility that will cost you a lot of money.  I've owned a Twin Comanche for over 7 years and [...]

Pros and Cons of learning to fly at a big airport.

Choosing where to learn how to fly largely depends on the type of flying you plan on doing.  I consider a big airport as a class Charlie airport with a control tower. Small Un-controlled Airport - Non-Towered Porter County Regional Airport If you only plan on flying locally or on short cross country [...]

6 ways to pay for your Flight Training

How do you plan on paying for your flight training?  That's the magical question.  Learning how to fly is definitely not cheap, but well worth it.  If you're just planning on getting your Sport Pilot License or Private Pilot License, plan on spending anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000.  If you [...]

What’s the difference between the Sport Pilot License and the Private Pilot License?

One of the biggest differences between the sport pilot and private pilot license is the number of hours required to obtain each license.  The Sport Pilot license only requires 20 hours of training while the Private Pilot license requires a minimum of 40 hours of training.  You could potentially [...]

Ten Ways To Build Your Flight Time

Building your flight time to become an airline pilot is a long process.  The new rules require airline first officers to have a minimum of 1,500 hours and a type rating just to fly right seat in an airliner.  Before this new rule, commercial pilots only needed 250 hours [...]