Making a diversion is an essential skills test on the Private Pilot checkride. Be super prepared for yours, with this useful diversion calculator you can print out and take with you on your checkride. it is yours for free – read on to download (no registration required). Continue reading “Diversion calculator”
In Episode 6, I explain the six main flight instruments that make up the classic ‘six pack’. I explain what each instrument shows you. I go into the basics of how each instrument works, and the inherent limitations of the instruments that every student pilot should know. Continue reading “Episode 6 – Steam Gauges (aka The Six Pack)”
In Episode 5, we explore the standard airport traffic pattern, why we use it, and how to fly it. As you’ll be flying close to other aircraft, competing for airspace, it is essential to learn how to fly the pattern accurately and safely. Continue reading “Episode 5 – The Airport Traffic Pattern”
Looking for an E6B to start your pilot training with? This low cost model will do everything you want, and will easily survive long enough for you to get your ticket, no batteries required. Read my review. Continue reading “Review: ASA E6B Flight Computer”
All pilots should be very familiar with the meaning of AIRMET and SIGMET – they both represent warnings of conditions which could threaten the safety of flight. Find out what they mean and why it is important to understand them in this quick introductory guide.
The Minimum Equipment List, or MEL, is often a confusing concept for student pilots. As well as having a misleading name, many student pilots do not encounter the MEL in real life as more often than not trainer aircraft do not have them. However, understanding the MEL and how it features in the regulations is essential learning for those working towards their pilot certificate.
The Complete Private Pilot (Bob Gardner) is the book I used to prepare me for my flight lessons, knowledge test, and oral portion of the checkride. It is an accessible book which walks you through each of the major learning topics you need, taking you by the hand and leading you from zero knowledge to an excellent, rounded understanding of the basics in twelve easy-to-digest chapters. Read on to find out why I recommend this book, even if you haven’t yet decided that learning to fly is right for you. Continue reading “Review: The Complete Private Pilot (Book)”
As with most things in life – when it comes to flight lessons, you get out what you put in. In this blog post, I will be sharing some tips for what you can do to maximize the effectiveness of your flying lessons, which I hope will accelerate your learning and make you a better pilot. Continue reading “Getting the most out of your flight lessons”