Author: Erica Martin

23 Jun What’s in a Pilot’s Flight Bag?

Ever wonder what’s in that bag that pilots carry? Why do they need so much stuff? And why do some pilots seem to get away with just a cup of coffee, while others carry a large, heavy bag? The truth is that pilots aren’t actually required...

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06 Apr Why Does Flight Training Cost So Much?

Airplanes cost a lot to operate. From fixed costs like the cost of the airplane itself, insurance fees, taxes and registration fees to variable costs like fuel, oil and maintenance fees, a single airplane costs a lot to operate. Aircraft insurance rates are really, really expensive....

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08 Mar Why Winter Flying is Hazardous

If you’re in Florida with us, then you know that we rarely see snow or ice, and a major snow event is virtually unheard of. But when you consider the impact that a snowstorm has on aviation, even people in Florida can be affected by...

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06 Oct What Happens on a Student’s First Solo Flight?

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.” –unknown A student’s first solo flight is something that he or she will remember forever. It’s an accomplishment to be proud of, a confidence-builder and, well, it’s just fun! During their first solo flight, the student will fly a...

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15 Jun How Pilots Avoid Thunderstorms

With its clear skies, sunshine, and warm temperatures, Florida is one of the best locations out there when it comes to flight training. But clear skies are often a product of unstable air, which makes Florida a hot spot for thunderstorm activity in the summer....

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23 Apr What’s a Glass Cockpit?

You may be familiar with the term 'glass cockpit', but what is a glass cockpit? And what does that mean for today's flight training? Today's factory-built aircraft come equipped with glass cockpits, which is a fancy name for the advanced technology found on board aircraft. This...

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