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Getting Your Instrument Rating in 10 days

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot As the old saying goes: “just because you can doesn’t always mean that you should.” This can be said of many things in aviation. Many schools advertise a 10-day instrument rating and many pilots end up frustrated when they find that they can’t do it. So, does this mean […]

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Passing the Knowledge Test

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT The average age of someone starting flight training is 31. For private pilots, it’s 48. That means the average person in the initial flight training process is probably quite removed from taking standardized written assessments, but is very accustomed to practical and real-world evaluations. So, most flight training candidates […]

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Getting an Instrument Rating Is Easier Than You May Think

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot We see many students come through our doors each year to earn their Private Pilot Certificate and the majority of them continue on to earn their Instrument Rating. However, when we speak with people who received their Private Pilot Certificates years ago or from other schools, their story is […]

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The Flight Review

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot From the day we started to learn about the FAR’s during our Private Pilot training, we have understood §61.56, which deals with the flight review. If you ask pilots and instructors what the purpose of a flight review is, you will receive many different answers. These will range from […]

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The Instrument Proficiency Check

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Unlike the Flight Review, the Instrument Proficiency Check (IPC) is only required if a pilot’s instrument currency lapses—there is no regularly recurring requirement for an IPC. As long as instrument-rated pilots accomplish the approach currency requirements of 14 CFR 61.57, they may never require an IPC! Because of this […]

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Determining Airworthiness for Pilots

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Airworthy… We hear the term every day in aviation, but what does it really mean to pilots? Who is responsible for determining if an aircraft is airworthy? How do we determine if an aircraft is airworthy? An aircraft that is “flyable” is not necessarily “airworthy” and whether you are […]

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Finish What You Started!

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot There are 609,000 pilots in the United States. Of those, roughly 80% are “general aviation” pilots. The population of the United States is 327,000,000. When you do the math, you see that pilot’s makeup .19% of the U.S. Population. This means that pilots are part of a special and […]

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