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Hi there đź‘‹, 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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Instrument Rating Training Revisited

By Pilot Ian | April 7, 2016

With the advent of my new motivation on this blog, comes the desire to start knocking out all of my desired flight ratings. As discussed many times on this blog, I am a private pilot and next on the docket is to complete my instrument rating training. Now, I feel confident about starting to document […]

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Best Paragliding Alaska Videos I Can Find

By Pilot Ian | March 28, 2016

When it comes to Paragliding, I know just about as much as the next pilot (so not that much). It’s a different form of flying and one that I have always been so intrigued by. But the more intriguing thing to me is paragliding Alaska style. Not only is it Alaska, but it’s cold and […]

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Svetlana Kapanina Aerobatic Pilot Epicness

By Pilot Ian | March 24, 2016

When it comes to dominating the skies, Svetlana Kapanina is surely to ring a bell in aviation’s top aerobatic pilots list. I remember stumbling across her performance on Youtube a while back, and as I began to dig back into the black hole that is aerobatic videos I rediscovered her. As a Russian aerobatic pilot, […]

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Reflecting on My Private Pilot Blog

By Pilot Ian | March 24, 2016

Lately I have dove head first back into the world of aviation blogging. It combines a lot of my favorite things in life into one world. This being my private pilot blog and resource I felt it was fitting to reflect on what it meant to be a blogger in aviation and how it has […]

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Top 5 Blue Angels Fighter Jet Rides

By Pilot Ian | March 21, 2016

We’ve all had that dream. The one that starts with us suiting up a special flight suit and walking up to a Blue Angel’s F18 Hornets to take on an epic adventure. For most of us this is likely going to remain a dream but for some this certainly does become a fun and exciting reality. […]

How much does a private jet cost?

How much does a private jet cost?

By Pilot Ian | March 18, 2016

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 […]

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Five by Five, an Aviation Radio Term Explained

By Pilot Ian | March 16, 2016

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 […]

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The differences between a Cessna 172 vs 182

By Pilot Ian | March 15, 2016

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

By Pilot Ian | March 14, 2016

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 […]

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Is Airplane Repo Fake?

By Pilot Ian | March 14, 2016

We’ve all seen the show, and let’s be honest it’s hard to say that it isn’t an entertaining piece of television. But is Airplane Repo fake? The show premiered on Discovery Channel in 2010 and aired for 4 seasons so far. To my knowledge it could be coming back for a fifth season but we will […]