Flight Training

August 11, 2015

A Guy I Know Better Than Myself

A Guy I Know Better Than Myself.  After switching frequencies, I heard a new voice come across my headset.  “Four Uniform Foxtrot.  Your are number two behind a Citation Sovereign on short final.  Cleared for the option” We had just hit our Comm Transfer button, changing our radio from Chicago Approach to Tower at Chicago…

December 1, 2014

Lessons Learned: When to Ground Yourself

Hi Everyone! As previously mentioned, iFLYblog.com is EXPANDING with NEW CONTRIBUTORS! Joining us today is David Lynn, a C-130H Navigator and blogger. You can read his about page by clicking his name in the ABOUT menu on the iFLYblog.com homepage! Now without further lies and stories, please enjoy this post from contributor David Lynn  …

November 28, 2013

Take a load off!

  Knowing how and when to unload the wing can save your hide.  You can stop reading there. The remainder of this post will only seek to emphasize that not-so-subtle point.   If you are confused or curious keep reading.   Airplanes are fantastically designed machines. They seek equilibrium in virtually all states, alter their…

October 31, 2013

Must Haves for the New Pilot

by Chris Oquist So you’ve finally done, you decided to buckle down and make your dream of flying a plane a reality. Now what? Well, you are going to need a few things before taking flight. Some items on this list may seem like little things, but they can make a big difference. An important aspect of being…

September 7, 2013

REFINING THE CRAFT

The question of what we can do personally to be better at our craft is something that I don’t feel we ask often enough. For me, it usually takes a couple of well placed screw-ups to rattle my cage and make me think introspectively about my flying. These weren’t metal-bending events, but rather instances where…

July 5, 2013

How To Be a Good Student. This applies to all of us!

This post may sound like it is targeted at folks in training, but it really applies to all of us. It assumes that we are all “students” in some form or fashion. Let me explain. You see it doesn’t matter if you are a 787 driver with decades of experience and you flew F-15s prior…

June 19, 2013

Accomplishments in Flight

One of the cooler things about flying is the ability to seek out and accomplish tangible goals. I don’t know about you, but I like having goals that I can strive for.  I think that’s why sports are so popular, because you always have something to shoot for.  As adults, many of our hobbies take…