Does the idea of making radio calls at uncontrolled airports intimidate you? It did to me when I first started flying. This simple guide will help you the next time you’re flying into an uncontrolled field. When you fly into an uncontrolled airport, you’re sort of entering the Wild West. Sometimes the culture at uncontrolled […]
If you’re a pilot you need to know the FAA’s definition of “night,” but it can be a bit confusing. It’s important because we have to log night flying time. In fact, we often have to log it to meet requirements and get credit for various certificates and ratings.
Are you a student pilot who suffers from motion sickness? Do you get nervous right before a flight lesson? This is fairly normal and is not a reason to give up on your dreams of becoming a pilot. I know because I’ve been there, and I overcame it. This article explains how.
Understanding the weather minimums for VFR and Special VFR flight can be a bit confusing depending on what airspace you are operating in. In this article I’ll try to help you understand the minimum requirements for visibility, cloud separation, and ceilings.
There are 3 aircraft emergency squawk codes that every pilot needs to know. They are 7500, 7600, and 7700. It’s not only important to know what the codes are used for, but also how to avoid switching to these codes in non-emergency situations to avoid setting off alarms in ATC facilities.
This is a list of pilot and air traffic control (ATC) phrases and examples for VFR pilots (student, private, etc) who don’t have a lot of experience with radio communications. Many terms and phrases used on the radio don’t have obvious meanings. This guide is meant to help with that.
In a crosswind landing, there are two specific techniques that can be used. The crab technique and slide slip technique are the options. How & when should you use them?