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
Airspace Classes: How Are They Defined?
Each day, thousands of planes fill the sky. Have you ever wondered how all of this air traffic activity is managed and works together, or how pilots understand where they can and can’t fly? Read on! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed the National Airspace System to facilitate daily flight traffic, dividing the atmosphere into three-dimensional portions, known as airspace
What to Put in Your Flight Bag: The Essentials
Looking at a pilot, you’ll recognize their professional appearance and an expression of preparedness on their face. You’ll also notice the pilot’s flight bag, tagging along with them. Different types of pilots use different styles of bags carrying various items needed for a successful flight. If you’ve ever wondered what pilots carry in their flight bag, and why they’re important,
The Pilot Uniform: What Do Those Stripes Mean?
Becoming a pilot means building sharp flight knowledge, soaring to new heights and earning your epaulets and stripes as you complete your certifications. As both a flight student and commercial airline pilot, you’re required to wear a certain ensemble that signifies your status as an aviator. Let’s take a closer look at the pilot uniform: a symbol of professionalism in