Flying Requirements

Flying Requirements

It’s a fact: Learning how to fly has never been cheap. You have to hire an instructor and a training plane, take lessons, study for tests, pass those tests, buy or rent a plane, buy fuel and insurance, and find the time to get into the sky. You’d be amazed at the number of requirements…

Airspace Rules: the Upside Down Wedding Cake

Airspace Rules: the Upside Down Wedding Cake

Once you’ve studied the rules of airspace for a while it will all start to make sense. However, your first look at how airspace is designated might seem odd. Who designed this plan anyway? Actually, the rules of airspace over the United States are those accepted around the world. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)…

Flight Controls

Flight Controls

Most of the fun in flying comes from maneuvering the aircraft. And for that, we are going to need something vital. Flight controls! Without flight controls, we’d have a pretty boring flight! You might be surprised to learn that there are only 4 primary flight controls. I will tell you all about them, how they…

Pilot Training

Pilot Training

The truth is that there is no such thing as a ‘born pilot’. Everybody needs pilot training to be able to know how to fly an airplane. What does that pilot training involve? A lot of dedication and hard work! Today, I’ll cover flight training requirements, including the number of hours you’ll need, along with…

Federal Aviation Regulations (the FAA & What They Do)

Federal Aviation Regulations (the FAA & What They Do)

There’s no denying that the sky is a pretty big place, and that means that there is nobody watching, right? Wrong. Aviation is one of the most heavily regulated industries around. While it is safe, this is only the case when everybody follows the rules. Who sets these rules? The Federal Aviation Administration and they…