Slow Flight

Slow Flight

Slow flight is an essential part of your flight training. There are numerous reasons why you might want to fly slowly, such as giving yourself room in the pattern, allowing an aircraft to clear the runway, and of course, when you are coming into land. Today, I will address what slow flight is, how to…

Flying for Business

Flying for Business

Technically, you cannot fly your private aircraft for pay. You can’t carry passengers or freight for money. However, you can accept remuneration of their fair share of costs (fuel, oil, etc.). To fly passengers for profit you’ll need to step up to a commercial rating. But you can use your aircraft in your business, if…

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…