How To Be a Pilot ebook: update #1
I’m still cranking away at the ebook on how to be a pilot. It has been fun so far. Because it’s an ebook there’s an immense amount of flexibility, which really allows you to be as creative as you want. Plus it will let me distribute it for free – something that was impossible before the internet.
I am focusing on the basics, but I also want to incorporate some of the nuances that they don’t tell you about in the mainstream ‘learn to fly’ publications. All this and keeping it at a readable length will be a challenge.
I have five out of nine chapters in rough draft, emphasis on rough, and some of the template and artwork are done. My goal is to have it completed within the next six months, but we’ll see.
Because I’m not plugged into the Sport Pilot world, I will be reaching out to some of my friends who have experience in that area for help.
Overall, I hope it adds value to the newcomer and I hope you will share it.
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Getting an Instrument Rating: Perspective
One of the guys asked about getting his instrument rating recently, so I provided some guidance that I thought I would share with the rest of you. This is not an all-encompassing treatise on getting your instrument ticket, but it does include some things to think about before embarking on what has to be one of the hardest ratings to earn. I also talk about getting IFR qualified here in a previous post: http://iflyblog.com/2012/12/08/the-instrument-rating-demystified/
There is no doubt that the instrument rating will make you a better pilot. It takes what you already know about guiding an aircraft through the sky and forges that into a mastery of aircraft control, three-dimensional situational awareness, and multi-tasking that would make most mortals run for the hills.
Obtaining, maintaining, and using an instrument rating is not for the faint of heart. Consider it the graduate level course for aviators. Continue reading
Why do people live near airports and then complain?
Help me out. Why do people move in next to an airport and then complain about the airplanes?
This completely blows my mind. Are they so compulsive that they go through the arduous process of purchasing a home and miss the fact that there are airplanes regularly flying overhead? Continue reading