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Advice for buying your first airplane

Buying your own airplane is not only fun and exciting; it’s a big commitment.  If not done properly, it could be a very complicated and costly experience.  When you purchase your first aircraft, you need to find an airplane that will fit your mission.  I’m going to go over a few tips that you...

Everyday Airline Pilot 4K

https://youtu.be/sWOqBZW8u0Y Video by: AvTur Cruising What a great video that will inspire you to want to become a commercial airline pilot.   FB https://www.facebook.com/avturcruising Twitter https://www.twitter.com/AvTurCruising

How much does flight training cost?

The typical cost of obtaining your private pilot’s license in the Chicago-land area is anywhere from $8,000 to $12,000+.  The cost of flight training can vary depending on a number of factors.  Some of these factors include: Location: Bigger airports closer to a big city will typically charge more because of higher operating costs.  Smaller airports...

5 Emergency Procedures Every Pilot Should Be Prepared For

For a competent pilot and well maintenance airplane the probability of you having an in flight emergency is low.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for an emergency.  You should practice your emergency procedures on a regular basic with a certified flight instructor.  This way you will always be prepared just in case....

Why learn to fly?

Learning to fly will be one of your most amazing and gratifying achievements in life; guaranteed.  Becoming a pilot will open your eyes to a whole new world.  I was just 14 years old when I started my flight training.  Fast forward 21 years and flying is on my mind just about every single...

I want to become a pilot. Where do I start?

First things first, you need to make sure you’re going to love flying.  If you have never flown in a small airplane (Cessna, Piper, Diamond Star or similar), I suggest that you schedule an introductory flight lesson with a flight school at your local airport.  (You can find a list of flight schools here:...