Training

How To Become A Pilot

There are many ways to become a pilot. However, lets should start with your goal. Do you want to just enjoy flying yourself and maybe a family member around once in a while? Do you want to become a flight instr...
Personal Minimums Night

Knowing Your Personal Minimums

PAVE The FAA refers to an acronym of PAVE for setting your minimums.  So what is PAVE and why is it something we should know as pilots? P - Pilot A - Aircraft V - enVironment E - External Pressures As...

Planning Your Alternates

You plan to fly Portland to North Bend the next morning. You've been watching the weather at North Bend and are pretty comfortable you can get in without the need to file an alternate. You base this information...

Why Speedbrakes

Speed brakes why the fuss? And are they really worth it? If you have not flown with speedbrakes it is very easy to scoff at someone with them on their airplane. I have posted pictures of my speed brakes on m...
4.4

Black Hole Airport VFR at Night

Recently I had the opportunity to fly with a very talented pilot who was finishing up his commercial license. In order for a student to satisfy the requirements for their commercial license. They must complete ...