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What every pilot should know about aviation insurance
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:37

Aviation insuranceAs pilots we all need to be aware of, and understand, any aviation insurance policies we might find ourselves involved with. There are a number of aviation insurance policies that might impact our actions as a pilot, and being aware of them can save yourself a lot of grief!

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EAA, AOPA team to push for driver’s license medical
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:22

AOPA eventThe Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) plan to ask for an exemption to allow pilots who fly recreationally to use the driver’s license medical standard currently available only to sport pilots.

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25 tips to make you a better pilot
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:10

Tios to make you a better pilotAs long as there have been pilots, there have been instructors, cum writers, who have been eager to develop cure-all lists of the magic ingredients required to become an ace aviator. And this is another of those lists. What’s so special about this one? There isn’t anything here that hasn’t been included on many of the self-improvement lists, which have gone before. And that’s exactly what makes this one special, if not different.

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The tough choices: picking a flight school, picking an instructor
Friday, 30 September 2011 10:53

Flight instructor and a studentWhat person in our lives has the longest lasting effect? Our parents usually head the list but, when it comes to flying, your first instructor fills that same role. He or she lays down the bricks that form the foundation for your skill and you build upon that foundation for the rest of your years in the air. Most pilots never out-live the effect of that first flight instructor, which can be good or bad news.

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Airline pilot pushes wrong button, nearly flipping plane
Friday, 30 September 2011 10:42

Who among us hasn't once pushed a wrong button, leading to embarrassment, pain or a very damp shirt at 7-Eleven? However, who among us has been an airline pilot?

This question shivers through what remain of my timbers after discovering, thanks to the flighty crew at Gizmodo, that a Japanese pilot made such a vast error that he managed to nearly flip his Boeing 737-700. The plane was flying 117 passengers at the time.

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Five very important flight planning tips
Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:45

Flight planning tipsA flight plan is more than just a schedule and an itinerary. It is a detailed map and action plan of your flight from your point of origin and to your destination indicating the different factors that will affect how safely and efficiently you will take off and arrive.  It is your game plan. It is your outline. It is your saving grace. For that reason, you need to have a flight plan that’s not only safe and extensive but also legal.

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See the best at Oshkosh!
Thursday, 29 September 2011 16:28

Oshkosh air showSome of the world's finest aerobatic performers are coming to Oshkosh for the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration at Wittman Regional Airport. Every year, many pilots make Oshkosh a priority for their performance schedule because they have the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of their peers in the aerobatic community, as well as perhaps the most aviation-savvy audience on the planet.

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Associations gird to resist aviation user fees
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:54

Associations gird to resist aviation user fees The nation’s leading general aviation associations registered joint opposition to job-killing aviation user fees—and a potential new tax-collection bureaucracy—in President Barack Obama's plan for stemming the twin crises of the federal deficit and stubborn unemployment.

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Preparing yourself before taking to the skies
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:37

Prepare yourself for the flightPreparation is one of the most important aspects in flying an aircraft considering that being a pilot requires you to be very critical in details and skilled in manning an aircraft. This is the time when the years spent at flight school come into play as you are actually doing something you have been dreaming of and training for many years. Preparing for takeoff is probably one of the most anxious and thrilling moments in flying.

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The four basic ways to own an aircraft and protect yourself
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:02

Flacon 7XAircraft ownership in the United States can take many different forms depending upon the type of aircraft and the purposes of use intended for the airplane. The way you will want to own a personal aircraft may differ greatly from the way a corporation will want to own an aircraft.

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