Pilot Skills: What Makes a Great Aviator?
There are a wide range of interests and abilities needed to become a pilot, and being a well-rounded aviator requires a healthy mix of both hard and soft pilot skills. Not only are pilots responsible for in-flight events, but they also must work as their crew members’ teammate and help ensure all individuals aboard the aircraft are having a positive
Flight Instruments: The Six Pack
Student pilots will operate a variety of aircraft to obtain and further their flight knowledge. Safe operation of an aircraft involves a pilot’s ability to understand flight instruments and to recognize what to do if they aren’t working properly. Let’s take a look at the standard flight instruments that make up a plane’s six pack and determine how they’re used
Pilot Lifestyle: What Do Pilots Do When They Aren’t Flying?
The average airline pilot works approximately 9-15 days out of the month. During their working days, a pilot is responsible for in-flight decisions and the overall safety of all individuals aboard the aircraft. What does the pilot lifestyle look like outside the cockpit, when they’re off duty? Let’s take a look! 1. Catching Up on Rest According to the FAA,
The Importance of Aircraft Maintenance
Ensuring students have access to training aircraft that runs efficiently is essential. Pilots should feel confident they’re entering an airplane that is frequently examined and updated as needed. We sat down with Director of Maintenance, Shawn Rockey, for additional information regarding the importance of an aircraft servicemen’s role, and what their position entails. Rockey’s prior experience in corporate aviation makes
Airport Runway Markings, Signs and More
Every day, aircraft of all shapes and sizes take off from and land on an airport runway. Runways are built to accommodate and guide pilots, using visual aids to ensure safe operation. Have you ever considered how it is runways are arranged or what the different markings, signs and layouts mean? Let’s examine these runway components and how they help
Student Pilot Certificate: A Flight Training Prerequisite
Before you can fly solo, it’s imperative to have a Student Pilot Certificate. Let’s take a look at what this certificate is and the details associated with obtaining it. What is a Student Pilot Certificate? A Student Pilot Certificate is issued to a pilot in training and is required to have prior to a student pilot’s solo flight, but is
Solo Shirt Cutting: An Aviation Tradition
Have you heard about the traditional shirt cutting performed in celebration of a student’s first solo flight? Let’s explore this custom and its relevance in the aviation world! A Student’s First Solo Flight Flight instructors work closely with students, taking them under their wing, guiding them through the training phase of their aviation journey and sharing their own flight expertise
A Closer Look at Private Pilot License Requirements
As you research flight schools, you may have noticed some operate under Part 61, and others, Part 141. Whether you obtain your Private Pilot License under Part 61 or Part 141, the same privileges and limitations apply. Each of these “Parts” are simply different sections of the Federal Aviation Regulations that describe the certification process for pilots and flight schools.
Which Aviation Headset is For You?
Pilots and flight crew individuals across the globe utilize an aviation headset every day. These special devices are used for a multitude of reasons and it’s important to know which one is right for you and your in-flight needs. Selecting Your Aviation Headset Your long-term aviation goals are a key factor in choosing your headset. If your objective is a
Solo Flight: How AeroGuard Keeps You Safe
At AeroGuard, our goal is to provide safe, high-quality pilot training, unmatched by other flight programs. To attain that goal, we conduct solos in a unique way, prioritizing the success of our students. Solo flight is required by the FAA in order to get your Private Pilot License, which is the first step in our Pilot Pathway Program. However, for