Tag - Flight Training

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

What are my flight training options?

Just about any airport will have a flight school or a local flight instructor that can teach you how to fly.  I’m going to explain five different ways you can go about obtaining your pilot's license. FAA Part 61 or 141 Flight Schools The first and most common way of getting [...]

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 [...]