Mr. Patey’s willingness to be honest and upfront about the cause of the Draco crash may very likely save lives. As such, he’s to be commended.
Learning to fly is statistically far less dangerous than flying for other reasons. Student pilots have lower accident rates than private pilots at large.
While it varies, the cost to learn to fly a plane is about $10,000, assuming you earn a Private Pilot Certificate in 60 hours in an inexpensive aircraft.
One challenging part of learning to fly is understanding traffic patterns, including how to enter and exit the traffic pattern at an uncontrolled airport.
V speeds are important tools that are used to identify critical airspeeds for various phases of flight and help pilots operate their aircraft safely.
Pilots do a go-around when they feel the landing conditions are less than ideal. There are many reasons for making this decision. Here are the most common.
Aviation safety is a complex but important subject. Here are 19 aviation safety tips for pilots that will make you a dramatically safer aviator.
Learning to fly can seem like an unattainable dream when you’re broke. Here are 11 tips for getting a little closer to your dream of flight.
Pilots carry a large range of items in their flight bags. While there are many items common to most pilots, many of the items are mission-specific.
Deciding if now is a good time to become a pilot is a personal decision that requires a lot of thought and research. I think the answer is yes. Here’s why.