Category: Flight Training

September 2016 Monthly Flight Hacking Report

September 2016 Monthly Flight Hacking Report flight training costs

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 […]

The Ultimate Guide to Helicopter Pilot Training

The Ultimate Guide to Helicopter Pilot Training helicopter pilot training

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 […]

Aviation Products for Pilots, Airplane Owners and Enthusiasts

Aviation Products for Pilots, Airplane Owners and Enthusiasts

For every pilot there are a few essential aviation products needed to begin a life of flying airplanes, calling out weather, and planning your flights safely. This extensive guide will help you know the essentials and where to begin. If you are new to aviation or if you are looking to refresh your pilot bag, aircraft hangar, or […]

Best Handheld Aviation Radio Comparison

Best Handheld Aviation Radio Comparison best-handheld-aviation-radio-comparison

It’s no secret I am a sucker for a good a aviation radio for my pilot bag. I’ve written about the aviation transceiver that I own and love dearly already. So if you would like a comprehensive review of that feel free to take a gander. Here is a handheld aviation radio comparison of some of […]

Socata TBM700 – For What It’s Worth

Socata TBM700 – For What It’s Worth socata tbm700 takeoff

Some pilots are gifted with the ability to just vomit information left and right about every single aircraft known by man kind. Me, not so much.  I instead know a little about a lot of airplanes. So as I dig into reviewing airplanes in this random segment called “For What It’s Worth”, I will spin my […]

Let’s Talk About Emergency Squawk Codes

Let’s Talk About Emergency Squawk Codes Emergency Squawk Codes

It’s embarrassing, but recently my study buddy (and friend) and I had a lapse in memory when it came to emergency squawk codes in aviation. Yes, I know it sounds crazy but for the love of airplanes we couldn’t remember which code was for which emergency scenario in flight. Today, I’m going to make it stupid simple […]

The Phonetic Aviation Alphabet is Addictive

The Phonetic Aviation Alphabet is Addictive Aviation Phonetic Alphabet

Perhaps one of the most fun and entertaining aspects of becoming a well rounded pilot or avgeek is when you instinctually use the phonetic aviation alphabet in place of the normal average joe’s alphabet in your everyday life when people ask you how to spell something. Putting fun aside for a second, the aviation alphabet […]

How Long Does It Take To Become a Pilot?

How Long Does It Take To Become a Pilot? how long does it take to become a pilot

There are a few aspects of flight training that always make the curious pilot wonder most. Typically price is the number one concern when it comes to investing your life into your flight training. But for some hopeful students they wonder how long does it take to become a pilot. To give you a bullet […]

I Have a Fear of Flight Schools

I Have a Fear of Flight Schools flight school closing

Typically the most fear a flight student has when taking their flight training revolves around either an actual flight manuever or a certain flight exam. Those are logical fears in the realm of aviation, but mine is different. I have a fear of flight schools. Flight schools scare me to death. Whether large or small, they all […]