Tag - Learn to Fly

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 [...]

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 [...]

Your First Flight Lesson – Introductory Flight

So you want to learn how to fly.  If you're interested in becoming a pilot, your first step is to take an introductory flight, also known as a discovery flight.  This is basically your very first flight lesson and yes you actually get to fly the airplane.  This video [...]

Who can be a pilot?

Well, if someone can teach a dog how to fly then I’m pretty sure you can learn too lol.  https://youtu.be/M8gzhkSShf4 Video by: Sky 1 Just about anyone could be a pilot if they meet the requirements.   But remember, you can’t teach someone who doesn’t want to learn.  Flying is not that hard [...]

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 [...]