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
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
Flying Safely with AeroGuard
Here at AeroGuard, our first concern is the well-being of our students and staff. AeroGuard sets a higher standard, prioritizing success, quality and flight safety, unparalleled by other flight programs. Monitoring all activities, encouraging safety reporting and optimizing operations is just a small part of what AeroGuard does to continuously develop and better its safety. AeroGuard’s Director of Safety, Jack
Importance of Pilot Seniority in an Airline
It’s likely you’ve heard, “seniority is everything”. Well, at an airline, it’s true! The money you earn, your position within the airline and your schedule are determined based on pilot seniority. Essentially, your seniority governs your overall quality of life in your career. What is seniority, exactly? Pilot seniority refers to the length of time a pilot has been employed
How to Pass Your Checkride
You’ve been training for this — today is your day to shine! Earning a new rating at AeroGuard means demonstrating your abilities and passing a practical test known as a checkride. At AeroGuard, we want to help you pass your checkride on the first try. There are several steps you can take to help discipline and prepare yourself for this
The Piper Seminole: The Multi-Engine Classic
Here at AeroGuard, we love to talk planes. While piloting a jet liner and helping travelers get from place to place is fulfilling, that’s just a byproduct of the real joy: flying. When learning to fly, AeroGuard pilots cultivate their skills using Piper Archers, Cessna 152 and of course, the Piper Seminole. This time on the blog, we’re digging deep
Surefire Ways to Succeed: FAA Written Test Prep and You
While aspiring pilots are out there dreaming of mastering their maneuvers, it’s important to remember that there is another necessary step in their journey — taking FAA written tests. Preparing for these might not seem as glamorous as life in the cockpit, but if you want to be a pilot, you need to meet all the requirements. A good rule