Tag - Learn to Fly

The Aviation Phonetic Alphabet

If you're a student pilot or are planning on starting your flight training, you should learn the standard ICAO aviation phonetic alphabet.  You should know this alphabet inside and out.  It's not that hard to memorize.  You'll be using this just about every time you communicate with ATC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVk_j24HWpE Video By: Ian Hoyt

What’s the difference between the Sport Pilot License and the Private Pilot License?

One of the biggest differences between the sport pilot and private pilot license is the number of hours required to obtain each license.  The Sport Pilot license only requires 20 hours of training while the Private Pilot license requires a minimum of 40 hours of training.  You could potentially pay half of what it...

Who can be a pilot?

Well, if someone can teach a dog how to fly then I’m pretty sure you can learn too lol.  https://youtu.be/M8gzhkSShf4 Video by: Sky 1 Just about anyone could be a pilot if they meet the requirements.   But remember, you can’t teach someone who doesn’t want to learn.  Flying is not that hard of a skill to learn....

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:...

Mastering The Crosswind Landing

Crosswind landings are one of the more challenging skills in the private pilot curriculum. To consistently land properly in a crosswind, a pilot must understand all of the forces acting on the aircraft, and how to counter them. When flying the aircraft on final approach with a prevailing crosswind, the first thing a pilot...