How is Controlling an Airplane Different than Controlling a Car or Boat? Stability and control are much more complex for an airplane, which can move freely in three dimensions, than for cars or boats, which only move in two. A change in any one of the three types of motion affects the other two.
Building flight time is one of the major challenges you’ll face during your pilot’s career. There are many different ways for a pilot to gain experience and flight hours. Here, we will cover some of the top ways to build your flight experience: 1. Volunteer as a Safety Pilot A safety pilot is a rated pilot who helps maintain visual separation from other aircraft, clouds, and terrain while another pilot is wearing view limiting devices for the purposes of simulating instrument conditions…
While flying is one of my favorite things to do, there are challenges I have to be honest about in learning how to fly. Not everything goes smoothly, as you're about to find out, but that's a good thing.
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Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” There are many schools of thought on the use of technology during flight training and I couldn’t possibly cover all of them, so rather than try, I will stick with how we recommend the […]