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Get Yourself to Yes

I am not a picky eater, but I was 40 years old before I ever ate a Brussels sprout. My grandfather didn’t eat them, my father didn’t eat them, and I’ll be gosh darned if I was ever going to have one cross the plane of my mouth. (Stick with me—there’s a connection to aviation training and safety here!)

Posted on October 4, 2022
Upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT)

What Stops Pilots from Training Like Elite Athletes?

Every pilot is cool, calm and confident when it’s VFR with the autopilot on and an airplane functioning flawlessly. What happens when one or more of these factors change; possibly inadvertent IFR or an unexpected mechanical malfunction?

Posted on June 1, 2022
pilot safety check

Making Safety Scintillating

Safety and risk management—two concepts that likely are not the most scintillating to enter your day. Do not let that dissuade you. If these two notions are not at the forefront of every aviation decision you are making, it is time to readdress your paradigm.

Posted on January 31, 2022
upset recovery training

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