Tips for Choosing the “Right” Flight School

Choosing a Flight School

In this guest post, Kyle Garrett, founder of Aviation Schools Online shares his tips on choosing a great flight school.

There comes a time in every person’s life in which they must make tough decisions for the betterment of their career. A pilot’s life is no different. Flight school, regardless if Part 61 or 141, is a timely and expensive investment. Whether a pilot is looking to forge forth with a career in aviation or simply for private piloting, ensuring you are matched up with the optimal flight school is crucial. This doesn’t mean there is only one school that is right for each pilot, there could be several. What this means is to use your best judgment and to match up your own skills and aspirations with a school that offers comparative opportunities. Here are some tips for finding the right flight school. One option is to find a flight school through AviationSchoolsOnline.com or by exploring the home website of the flight school itself.

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iPro Aviator/M iPad Mini Kneeboard Review

iPad Mini Kneeboard Review - iPro Aviator/M

Thanks to my friends at PilotMall.com, I was able to get my hands on the popular iPro Aviator/M Kneeboard for the iPad Mini and gave it one heck of a stress test which included over 30 hours of flight time, home flight simulator use and even driving around with the thing strapped to my leg. How did it hold up?  Read more…

Center, we have a Problem – Airplane Safety Supplies

Emergency Equipment for Pilots

Chris Oquist is a private pilot and web developer at Banyan Pilot Shop in South Florida. He is an avid blogger and article writer whose expertise includes the Bose A20. As an aviation enthusiast, Chris is passionate about sharing his knowledge on all-things-aviation.

It’s better to be safe than sorry. While many of our mothers have said this to each of us at some point in our lives, taking that advice to heart is difficult at times. Yes Mom, thanks to you I still look both ways even before crossing the intersection on a rural, desolate single-lane road. But I’d much rather have it that way and spend a few moments of my time instead of the alternative.  Read more…

Takeoffs and Landings – Photos From the International Airline World

The circular windows in the cockpit allow for some spectacular views of the sun.

This is a guest post by Cheapflights. It’s not exactly flight-training related, but they provided some great pictures of airline flying. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the photos.

There’s nothing like the feeling of boarding an aeroplane to go on holiday. You can begin to relax after the hustle and bustle of being inside the airport itself, and the moment you sit down and buckle your belt is the moment your holiday really begins. But, what happens when you’re flying? When you’re seated on the plane, you don’t get to see how great it is to experience an aircraft taking-off or landing. You’re also unlikely to get to see what it’s like inside the cockpit. Here at cheapflights.com.au we’ve compiled some our favourite images of take-off and landings, and what those look like when you’re seated in the cockpit.

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