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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots Get there-itis… Prior to taking to the air with passengers, you should always provide them with a briefing of key safety items and what to expect during the entire flight, from engine start to shut-down. While this can be done very concisely once … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots Gauges Green, Airspeed Alive… You’ve dutifully calculated your weight & balance for your flight. Weight and CG are within limits. You’ve completed a conservative performance estimate for all runways at all airports to be utilized. All are within limits for your aircraft and … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots 1-800-WX-BRIEF Inevitably, each time there is a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) in our area, at least one (and usually more) pilot deviations occur. How can this be prevented? Simple. Call for a weather briefing prior to every flight, whether a 1,000 nautical mile … Continue reading

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Training tips for students and pilots Safe and airworthy… You’re planning a fun flight to New Hampshire and are getting ready to preflight. For it to be airworthy, what documents need to be on board the aircraft? What inspections are needed for the aircraft to be airworthy? As for the required documents, the familiar ‘ARROW’ … Continue reading

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Summer and Fall Goals… Regardless of whether you’re a student, private, instrument-rated, or simulator pilot, or if you’re an aviation enthusiast, always look to increase your knowledge, experience and skills. What are your goals this summer? They may be to finish your private certificate, visit a new airport, fly the Hudson River, gain proficiency in … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots Who, Where, What… Speaking on the radio is often cited as a beginner pilot’s biggest fear. This is not surprising, considering most people fear public speaking more than death! Getting over this ‘mic fright’ early in training is essential to fully utilizing your … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots Community… Flying is one of the most incredible things one can do in life (in this pilot’s biased opinion!). One of the most rewarding aspects of flying is the ability to share it with others. Take the opportunity this month to introduce at … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning

A Safe Pilot Is Always Learning Training tips for students and pilots Final Four… How do you make consistent, safe landings? It all starts with the traffic pattern and approach. First off, every traffic pattern should be set as a planned go-around. If everything is in place and stabilized, with all other risks (deer, birds, … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot is Always Learning

Personal Minimums Checklist You wake up and the weather is looking beautiful — light winds and scattered clouds above 5,000’. You can’t wait to get out to the airport to convert a few gallons of 100LL into fun, but are you ready for this flight? The popular ‘PAVE’ checklist helps pilots safely check all aspects … Continue reading

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A Safe Pilot is Always Learning

You’re planning a fun flight to the Jersey shore and are getting ready to preflight. For it to be airworthy, what documents need to be onboard the aircraft? What inspections does the aircraft need to be airworthy? As for the required documents, the familiar ‘ARROW” acronym can be very helpful: ARROW Airworthiness Certificate Registration Certificate … Continue reading

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