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Train for you!

Hello, summer! With the COVID vaccine now readily available, the demand for travel is bringing back air traffic and the empty skies of 2020 will soon be a piece of aviation history. As we dust off our flight bags or update the iPad applications, be mindful that skill loss, albeit temporary, is a reality we need to contend with.

Posted on July 2, 2021
Small plane flying above solar farm

2021 Is Here—Are You Ready?

The new year has begun and with it an assortment of resolutions to make ourselves better in one way or another. January is generally the month in which everyone shares those resolutions, and as a flight safety academy, we see numerous pilots interested in additional professional development events and training focused on countering loss of control-inflight (LOC-I). All great news!

Posted on January 12, 2021
Pilot in cockpit looking out to his left

Reinvention Throughout the Pandemic

Opportunity. It is a concept that helps us cope with the constant change and the flexibility required to endure the pandemic. The aviation industry has been hit hard, and everyone associated with it is having to reinvent themselves in one way or another.

Posted on August 28, 2020
Older pilot teaching younger pilot

A New Approach to Pilot Training for Owner/Operators

While simulator time is an important part of ensuring that pilots have the skills they need, owner/operators should not underestimate the value of on-aircraft training. Learn why.

Posted on December 6, 2019
Prop plane doing a barrel roll

Most Valued Insurance Policy Ever!

The discussion of pilots’ over reliance on automation is in the forefront of most aviation accident investigations. With more than 19,000 hours as a pilot and over 11,000 as a…

Posted on May 8, 2019
Small plane banking right during the day

Startle Who? Startle You!

After flying with hundreds of students as a flight instructor in the U.S. Navy then as a flight instructor in the GA realm, I can attest to the magnitude of…

Posted on December 5, 2018
Large wooden biplane on beach

Taking on Spins & Stalls – A Brief History

More than 100 years ago, as the Wright brothers experimented with different aircraft designs, they recognized that control of a flying aircraft would be the most crucial and hardest problem…

Posted on July 6, 2018
Two pilots ascending into the sky

Defeating Startle—Training You Cannot Afford to Live Without

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) is becoming ever more widely recognized as a necessity in combating the grim statistics associated with Loss of Control Inflight (LOC-I). The International Civil…

Posted on January 5, 2018
Wing of plane during a barrel roll

Angle of Attack (AoA) Management

It’s hard to manage Angle of Attack (AoA) if the dynamic information isn’t directly available to the pilot. This is why most military and high-end commercial aircraft have incorporated AoA…

Posted on October 6, 2017