Tailwheel flying will make you a better pilot
You might not think it, but there is an inherent risk in having more than one pilot in a single pilot capable aircraft. The ‘crew’ can become in danger of group think, as well as a false sense of confidence due to the presence of the other pilot; this is especially so if there is a cockpit gradient or assumed capability, skill or endorsement on behalf of the other pilot.
he stall is a greatly misunderstood and feared aspect of flying. Not just by student pilots, but also by surprisingly experienced ones. I recently read an article that pretty much said that stalls were dangerous, and because airline pilots didn’t do them, then there was no reason for General Aviation pilots to learn them. Therefore we would all be safer, happy little Vegemites, never straying away from the straight and level magenta line on our GPS. By that rationale, then we should never practise complete loss of thrust after takeoff emergencies, accidental penetration into IFR, or emergency diversions due running out of coffee.
Getting your PPL is an awesome achievement, and alongside hundreds of hours of hard work studying, preparing and flying the aircraft, you’ll need to pass a couple of written theory exams.
The words ‘Pilot Shortage’ are generally on the front cover of aviation magazines, at least once per year. Flying Schools will repeat the headline in almost every advertisement, and the aircraft manufacturers shout it out with the release of every new passenger jet, or trainer aircraft. But is the claim completely true, or is there actually a twist?
Being a flying instructor is a rewarding job, but there are 10 things you need to know about being a flight instructor before you sign up for that Certified Flying Instructor (CFI) course.
So you’re flying towards an airfield intending to join the circuit to land, and you hear a formation check in on your radio. What do you do?
Everyone knows the stalling speed of their aircraft right? Well mastering stall and spin recovery just isn’t that simple…
Ever thought about formation flying? We’ve broken down the basics of what you’ll learn during formation flight training and what you need to get started.
Formation flying is incredible, it’s beautiful, it’s fun, and it’s my preferred medium of conducting photography. It’s also safe when conducted by experienced professionals in a planned, briefed and organized manner.
There are several times you definitely want to wear a flight helmet for your own safety. Find out when they are, and what is the best helmet for pilots.