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How to Become a Commercial Airline Pilot

For thousands of people, being a commercial airline pilot is their life-long dream. They want to soar above the clouds and see interesting places all over the world, all while being paid a high salary for it. However, becoming a commercial airline pilot is no simple feat. It requires dedication, discipline, and hundreds of hours ... Read more

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How to Get a Private Pilot License

A lot of people fantasize about taking to the wide open skies as a pilot. However, just like with driving a car, you’re going to need a license to do that. What you need is called a private pilot license (PPL) and it is the most popular certification in the world of aviation. What Can ... Read more

Guide to Checkrides

Passing a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) practical exam, or checkride, is a crucial milestone in a pilot’s career as it demonstrates their proficiency in applying knowledge to real-world flying scenarios, validates their ability to operate an aircraft safely, and is a mandatory requirement for obtaining pilot licenses and ratings. In some cases, pilots may be required to complete checkrides routinely to maintain their flying ability.

Difference Between VFR and IFR

As a student pilot, learning the different flight terms and abbreviations can be tricky. It’s important to understand the proper terms and what they mean before you enter the flight deck.