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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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How Fast Does a Cessna 172 Fly?

By Pilot Ian | March 12, 2016

When I first started flying I took my very first lessons in a Cessna 172 G1000. From then on I flew the Cessna 172 Skyhawk through my entire Private Pilot training. There were many questions I had starting out, but one that I get quite often when I talk to people about aviation is how […]

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Best Aviation Headset Review For Any Pilot

By Pilot Ian | March 12, 2016

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 […]

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A humble toast to the pursuit…

By Pilot Ian | July 28, 2015

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 […]

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Best Light Sport Aircraft, My Opinion on the Flight

By Pilot Ian | January 26, 2015

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 […]

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Skyline Family Restaurant Sunday Breakfast Flight with Roommate

By Pilot Ian | January 14, 2015

This past week I had the opportunity to take one of my many roommates flying and we decided to go to the Skyline Family Restaurant on the field at KPMH. He had been in smaller airplanes before but nothing as small as the Cessna 172 I was about to take him in. I was excited to finally […]

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Back Flying!

By Pilot Ian | January 14, 2015

I am back everyone! After taking almost two years off from flying due to the cost of flying and my other dedications in life, I have found my way back! What does that exactly mean? Well, I recently quit my job at an advertising agency and have gone back to school. I am doing this all […]

Time to Hover

By Pilot Ian | April 28, 2013

I have to come clean with everyone right now. It is hard to keep this from everyone any longer… I am an airplane pilot that loves helicopters. Are you still reading? Good, must mean you weren’t turned off. I have been reflecting on my aviation future these past few months while I sit dorment from […]

My First Solo Flight a Lesson in Aviation Literacy

By Pilot Ian | January 27, 2013

For my college english class I had to write about a specific event where I learned a certain literacy. Literacy is not just your ability to comprehend and correctly speak, literacy is to be able to learn and be confident in your abilities in a certain discipline as well! Of course I chose my first solo flight […]

To SimpleFlight.net Live Radio show, and beyond!

By Pilot Ian | December 9, 2012

Hey aviators, Hope you all find some time out of your day to listen in tonight to SimpleFlight.net ‘s live radio show! Why? Well besides the fact that their show is great every week, I will be on the show as their guest today! I am really excited to share my life in aviation and […]

Oshkosh 2012: Never to late!

By Pilot Ian | December 6, 2012

I know I know, somehow I missed reviewing Oshkosh 2012 on here! I must of been in the excitement of it all and just totally didn’t get to the blog. Well, the specific’s may have left my brain but the good memories will never leave. To prove this I did put together an Oshkosh 2012 […]