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3 Reasons to Build Time as a Flight Instructor

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After completing the commercial rating, aspiring airline pilots come to a critical fork in their career- Do I become a flight instructor or look for a job with low flight time requirements?Because a CFI rating is not required at the airlines, some pilots opt to acquire hours through other avenues. This is sometimes due to […]

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  • December 4, 2019

How to Become an Airline Pilot

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Do you dream of taking to the skies as a qualified airline pilot? Whether you’re looking for a career change or pursuing a lifelong dream, in this guide we’ll walk you through all of the requirements you’ll need to fulfill to become a commercial airline pilot. Use the navigation to skip down to navigate to any specific […]

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  • Updated October 30, 2019

Choosing A Flight School

Choosing a flight school is critical when trying to become an airline pilot

You’ve wanted to be an airline pilot ever since you first laid eyes on an airliner. The sound of a jet engine gets your blood pumping. You’ve watched every video you can find and are maybe even subscribed to a few magazines. But where in the world do you begin?! The internet is full of […]

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  • Updated December 4, 2019

The Impossible Turn: When Your Engine Fails on Takeoff

The Impossible turn

My engine quit on upwind… what now?Do I land straight ahead or do I turn around? The impossible turn. We’ve all heard the stories, the advice, and mostly the warnings.The turn is so seductive in the moment, as I can personally attest.Generally, the consensus is that you shouldn’t turn unless you’re above 1000 feet AGL.If […]

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  • Updated August 24, 2019

Flight Training: How to Obtain a Weather Briefing

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Every student training for their private pilot license will have to complete a cross-country flight. As part of planning that flight, you’ll need to learn how to obtain a weather briefing. How to Obtain a Weather BriefingThe two main ways to obtain weather briefings is to call a flight service station and take notes on […]

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  • Updated August 23, 2019

3 Tips to Help you Pass Your CFI Checkride

3 tips to help you pass your checkride

Almost every pilot who pursues a career in aviation spends at least a little time as a flight instructor. Achieving that title however means you have to pass the ominous CFI checkride. In order to prepare for your CFI checkride you’ll need to attend a CFI academy.In another article, we covered the basics of what […]

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  • Updated November 11, 2019
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How to Become a Flight Instructor

How to become a flight instructor

After a sizable investment of both time and money you’ve finally become a pilot and obtained your commercial rating and are ready to earn some income as a pilot.Unfortunately, the number of jobs available to low hour pilots is rather small.One of the most common however, is that of flight instructor. When I first learned […]

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  • Updated September 25, 2019

Flight Training: Part 141 vs. Part 61

Flight Training: part 141 vs part 61

As a new pilot there are two methods of flight training you can pursue; Part 141 and Part 61. There are pros and cons to each method so to help you decide which type of training is right for you we put together this quick guide. But before we dive in, let’s take a look at […]

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  • Updated September 25, 2019

10 Flight Bag Essentials Every Pilot Needs

flight bag essentials for every pilot

Once you’ve picked out the best flight bag you can find, it’s time to stock it with all the essential gear you’ll need to fly. Every pilot has their own method for what gear they take with them while flying, but there are a few we think every private pilot should always take with them […]

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  • Updated November 11, 2019

Study Tips for the FAA Knowledge Test

how to prepare for your faa written exam

Taking your written exam for your private pilot license may seem a bit daunting but it doesn’t have to be. In this article we’ll share some key points on how to prepare for your FAA written exam. What is the FAA Written Exam?With every pilot certificate or rating, there is an associated FAA written test that […]

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  • Updated August 24, 2019