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Hi there 👋, my name
is Ian

I've been in and out of the aviation industry for over 14+ years. It all started with a discovery flight when I was at the ripe age of 15. Ever since I have been addicted to airplanes, flying, and the business side of aviation.

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Looking to learn more about how to buy an airplane, what it's like to own an airplane or more about general aviation products and insights. Look no further, we likely have an article for you.

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The Claw C100 Aircraft Tie Down Kit Review

By Pilot Celia | June 16, 2018

If you’ve been to a major airshow like Oshkosh or Sun ‘N Fun you’ve likely seen how strict enforcement of airplane soft field tie-downs has become. There are so many ways not to tie down your airplane. We wrote The Claw C100 Aircraft Tie Down Kit Review to show you an easy and effective way […]

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ICOM A14 Transceiver Review

By Guest Pilot | June 10, 2018

For the savvy pilot, carrying a portable handheld VHF transceiver in their flight bag is tantamount to keeping a spare tire in their car; you should not be caught without one. ICOM A14 Transceiver has long been iconic in the aviation community and their A14 handheld VHF transceiver is a workhorse in the industry. Small, […]

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Best Aviation Sunglasses

By Guest Pilot | March 21, 2017

If there is one single accessory item that is a must have for the flying community, it is hard to argue being anything besides sunglasses. We are not talking $5.99 truck stop shades, or those killer aviators next to the checkout in CVS. We are talking quality, legitimate sunglasses; the best aviation sunglasses available. Sunglasses […]

Best Aviation Survival Kits

Best Aviation Survival Kits for Pilots

By Pilot Ian | March 6, 2017

Most of the accessories that pilots buy are exciting; getting that box in the mail marked “Bose”, or “Garmin”. Those sorts of tools are like candy to the discerning pilot. But then there are items which we would rather not acknowledge if we can help it, and certainly do not revel in when they arrive; […]

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Five Best Pilot Watches for All Budgets

By Guest Pilot | February 24, 2017

Pilots love gadgets. And they love having the best pilot watches. People who are drawn to become pilots are usually the type of people who are attracted to technology. The windfall of portable electronic devices in the past decade has been a veritable buffet of useful digital entrees. The iPhone and iPad have quite literally […]

Best Pilot Flight Bags For Aviators

Best Pilot Flight Bags For Aviators

By Pilot Ian | November 12, 2016

When it comes to flying, there are typically a handful of tools and trinkets you must have on every single flight. The worst thing however, is forgetting something you need because you weren’t well organized. That is why owning pilot flight bags are so important to an aviator’s flying. Now let me tell you a thing […]


51 Best Gifts for Pilots & Aviators

By Pilot Ian | October 6, 2016

It’s officially the holiday season, or at least I define it as such when October hits. As we rev up for the gift giving season it’s time to prepare yourself for giving the perfect christmas gifts for pilots or aviation lovers in your life. Below I hope you find the best aviation gift to give […]

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September 2016 Monthly Flight Hacking Report

By Pilot Ian | October 3, 2016

It feels like just last week that I was writing to announce that I was starting this thing tentatively named “Flight Hacking”. Maybe that’s because it was exactly one week ago. For those of you unaware of what all this flight hacking is, in brief it is a challenge I have created towards finding ways to […]

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Introduction to Flight Training Hacking

By Pilot Ian | September 26, 2016

I can remember it fondly, I was 15 and at the county fair when my mom called me and said she passed a trade booth advertising flight training at the local airport. I ran to the trade show barn right away, and the next thing I knew I was taking a discovery flight a few […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Helicopter Pilot Training

By Pilot Ian | September 20, 2016

It’s no secret that I love rotary wings. Although I was born into aviation as a fixed wing pilot, my dream has always been to venture into the helicopter pilot training world. Since I have dabbled in and out of venturing into the land of helicopters, I thought I would share a comprehensive guide to everything […]