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So, you finished your pilot training and received a pilot’s license. Congratulations! Now, the only thing standing between you and the sky is access to an airplane. Buying an airplane, while very attractive in theory, is a huge financial commitment. Ownership can be unrealistic at first, especially once you add costs for storage, fuel, maintenance, repairs, and insurance to the flat cost of a plane. The good news is you have another, far more affordable, option: renting.
Can you Rent a Plane?
Yes! Plane rentals are growing in popularity, and they are a fantastic option for pilots interested in flying on their own time but without the financial means to buy their o... read more
Single-engine aircraft are like riding a bike; in terms of flying, it’s the first aircraft you learn to operate and handle. Multi-engine is more like driving a car. You may think that flying is flying no matter the aircraft. While this is true, multi-engine planes open up a whole new world for pilots to experience. So, what are the necessary steps to be able to get a multi-engine rating?
What is a Multi-Engine Rating?
A multi-engine rating is just that: a certificate that allows pilots to operate an aircraft with more than one engine. It is an add-on to an already existing commercial, private, or ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) license or certificate. Multi-engine r... read more
If you are in the market for aircraft parts for sale, this can be a daunting process. You are probably asking yourself a lot of questions and are unsure of where to start. You also need to make sure that wherever you choose to buy from is a trusted place that will sell you legitimate and safe parts. Here are some important questions to ask—and answer—before buying aircraft parts.
Are These Sources Reliable?
When you are researching where to buy aircraft parts, it’s important to make sure that the sources you find are credible and reliable. They should be read more
If you’ve always dreamed about the thrill, challenges, and adventure that come with being a commercial pilot, then what are you waiting for? As long as you are 18 years old, you can obtain your private license, which is necessary before going commercial. Yes, the path to becoming a commercial pilot can be long (and expensive), but if you fantasize about exploring the skies, it will be full of excitement—and totally worth it!
What is a Commercial Pilot?
Being a commercial pilot means that the person with a commercial pilot license is allowed, by the government, to be paid for their work.
A commercial pilot can have a few titles outside of being an airl... read more
There are a lot of things we use every day. And we often cart a bunch of them around with us, whether in our pockets, car, purse, backpack, or gym bag. Chapstick. Your gym membership card. Gum. A pen. Or maybe your favorite beer koozie. When it comes to your flight bag, though, do you cart around a lot of stuff you never use and forget the things you need? Here are five items to always have in your flight bag. Organizing them is up to you.
Your flight bag is arguably your most important accessory, and keeping it well-organized means you will know exactly where things are when you need them. You could probably pull out what you need without even looking, and that’s how you kno... read more