When I was younger all I ever wanted to do when I grew up was to become an astronaut. As a kid, space interested me like no other. It wasn’t until some years later that I would decide to become a pilot instead. Read part 2 of my story about “getting started” in aviation and what led me to creating ThePilotReport.com.
When I was younger all I ever wanted to do when I grew up was to become an astronaut. As a kid, space interested me like no other. It wasn’t until some years later that I would decide to become a pilot instead. Read more about my story of “getting started” in aviation and what led me to creating ThePilotReport.com.
Watch this video demonstration of the Logbook Pro electronic pilot logbook software, including features and user video.
Carrying a flying survival gear kit a clear cut case of better-to-have-and-not-need than need-and-not-have. Kind of like car insurance, it’s nice to know your back side is covered when the excrement hits the rotary blade.
Here we talk about some of the basic, bare essential items you should consider when starting your own flying survival gear kit.
So it’s that time again…Time to renew your CFI certificate. Should you go to a refresher clinic? What about those home study online tests? Enter CFI renewal by webinar, the most recent addition to the seemingly endless ways in which to renew that coveted certificate.
Here’s the concept: it’s very similar to a weekend refresher clinic where you typically spend 2 full days in a conference room listening to some mindless presentation. Now I know not all refresher clinics are that dull, but let’s be honest, it’s not exactly an experience to jump up and down for joy about. Well, the webinar option is live, just like an in-person refresher clinic, except all the training occurs LIVE over the internet. (Click to continue reading)
For those of who’ve been following along with the status of ForeFlight Mobile 3 HD on the iPad, then you should have received (and hopefully installed) the version 3.5 update a few days back. Version 3.5 brings us a new moving map feature complete with heads up display showing aircraft groundspeed, GPS altitude, track, and a RAIM like accuracy prediction.
The folks at ForeFlight wrote a blog post where they included a video demonstration of these new features and compared the iPad GPS data with a Garmin 296 handheld aviation GPS. Keep reading to view the original blog post containing the demonstration video!
Watch this video review of the passive noise reduction, noise-canceling, Clarity Aloft Aviation Headset.
As an airline pilot I have received PLENTY of training and simulated flights for a single engine failure, that is losing thrust in 1 of our 2 engines. Although, I recall no such training on a dual engine failure at any altitude.
The implications for iPad usage in GA aircraft are HUGE. The day it launched in the USA I ventured out to the local Apple store to try one out. While I was there I decided to give ForeFlight Mobile 3 HD a play and admit that single application was the make or break decision for me. Once I saw how elegant ForeFlight Mobile was, I knew I had to have an iPad.