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 first step is to take [...]

Mastering The Crosswind Landing

Crosswind landings are one of the more challenging skills in the private pilot curriculum. To consistently land properly in a crosswind, a pilot must understand all of the forces acting on the aircraft, and how to counter them. When flying the aircraft on final approach with a prevailing crosswind, the first thing a pilot [...]

Choosing a Flight Instructor

The student instructor relationship is one of the most critical factors affecting pilot performance, yet choosing an instructor is not an exact science. First, you will have to select a flight training facility that meets your needs. The right flight school will have the best combination available of well maintained aircraft, a convenient airport [...]

Low Wing Aircraft Versus High Wing Aircraft

A quick look at any general aviation airport will show you that all single engine aircraft are either high wing or low wing designs. For pilots, each design has its advantages and drawbacks. High wing aircraft have been popular since the beginning of general aviation. This design is prominent in early Piper aircraft, most Cessnas, [...]