Featured STAFF MEMBER: Christian Manicki


Christian Manicki was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but he was mainly raised in Fountain Hills, Arizona. From there, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He currently resides in Houston, Texas, where he is a part of the administrative sponsorship program. Growing up, his parents were employed by […]

Read More

Featured Student: Scott Alperin

featured student

Tell us a little about yourself. I am a 73-year-old, mostly retired, oral surgeon. I still practice part time in the Cleveland, Ohio area. I enjoy bicycling, skiing, and of course aviation. I presently live in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I presently own a TBM 700C2 and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2 that I built. How did […]

Read More

Principles of Flight Haven’t Changed – How We Train Has Evolved

principles of flight

Happy New Year to our friends, family, and fellow flyers! We hope 2022 was a wonderful year for you and that 2023 brings you much health and happiness. With each new year we anticipate new and different changes in the general aviation industry. Some of these changes are regulatory, some are related to equipment, and […]

Read More

Tips And Recommendations On How To Pass Your FAA Knowledge Exam

tips to pass FAA exam

You’ve dreamed about flying since you were a child. Now you’re finally in a position to make this dream a reality. All your friends and family know you are training to become a pilot. But there is one thing standing between you and your coveted certificate: the FAA knowledge test, otherwise known as “the written.” […]

Read More

Pre-Flight Your Piloting Skills


Are you flying like an airline pilot or like a barnstormer? Have you ever asked yourself why all airlines and most reputable flight departments conduct structured proficiency/recurrent training every six months? Is it to give their pilots some much needed fun flying? Or maybe it’s just an insurance requirement? Could it be that these professional […]

Read More

Lessons From The Cockpit

Lessons From the Cockpit

There is a famous saying that “if you don’t make mistakes you don’t learn.” Whoever wrote that must have been a flight instructor. As flight instructors, we want our students to make mistakes while they are flying with us, so they don’t make them for the first time when they are alone in the airplane. […]

Read More

What Happens When Technology Fails?

when tech fails

Technology has changed the face of general aviation. Everything pilots had to do for themselves in the past, technology now does for you. It accurately tells you where you are, the airspace you are in, the nearest airports and how to get there, all the instrument approaches that apply to your destination or alternate, and […]

Read More