Pilot Ian

Hey there! I'm a private pilot with ~100 hours behind the yoke. Here I am documenting my pursuits in flying. To fund this, I help brands with their creative and strategic marketing efforts (also within aviation). :) Say hi, and I hope you enjoy the reads.

How much does a private jet cost?

How much does a private jet cost? How much does a private jet cost?

Most people have dreams. It is what keeps the humdrum of our daily lives enjoyable. Dreams often come into reality with a lot of hard work and determination. Then again, sometimes they are only meant to be dreams. One particular dream that is common is what would you do if you won the lottery? For […]

Five by Five, an Aviation Radio Term Explained

Five by Five, an Aviation Radio Term Explained five by five radio communication

I can remember the days when I used to play on Microsoft Flight Simulator just so I could connect to Vatsim so I could tell all the virtual air traffic controllers I heard them five by five on the radio transmissions. It was fun as a teenager being able to pretend to be in mission critical […]

The differences between a Cessna 172 vs 182

The differences between a Cessna 172 vs 182 Cessna 182 vs 172

To the untrained eye, many non-pilots wouldn’t know the difference between a Cessna 172 vs 182. Honestly, some new beginning pilots struggle to see the difference as well. Do you even know what the image above airplane is? To be even more honest, it’s sometimes hard to tell myself what the difference between any single […]

Best Electronic Logbook for Pilots in the Digital Era

Best Electronic Logbook for Pilots in the Digital Era

Arguably, there are a ton of different digital logbook options for pilots out on the market today. Makes sense, with innovation in technology comes a lot of different companies in the space. But what is the best electronic logbook for pilots in 2016 in my opinion? Well, speaking from experience I would have to go with the newly […]

Best Aviation Headset Review For Any Pilot

Best Aviation Headset Review For Any Pilot best aviation headset

It’s no secret that one of the most intimate items you will purchase or have purchased in your aviation life is your headset. It’s sometimes frustrating finding the best aviation headset for your head shape, needs, and price point. To be honest, there are quite a lot of options on the market for you to […]

A humble toast to the pursuit…

A humble toast to the pursuit… Christen Eagle

This is just another post about someone pursuing their flying dreams. I totally get if you decide not to “subscribe”, “share”, and otherwise indulge in my life pursuits. Quite frankly, I’m writing this for myself. Call it an accountability tool, journal, or just a plain ol’ builders log. Whatever it be, I am here and going to […]

Best Light Sport Aircraft, My Opinion on the Flight

Best Light Sport Aircraft, My Opinion on the Flight Flight Design CTLS

This past weekend I had the chance to do a little flying in what some consider to be the best light sport aircraft on the market. I’m talking about the Flight Design CTLS. I logged 0.8 and 4 landings to be exact. Locally there is a flight school that offers light sport rentals and flight […]