My Private Pilot Practical Exam

My private pilot practical exam was one of the best experiences of my life – and Flight Sim helped me prepare for it and go in with confidence

Spice Up the Pattern

Flying in circles can get old; spice it up a bit and hone your aviation skill while flying the pattern

FSX: Making it More Real

A look at some resources that allow the virtual pilot to add some more realism to FSX flights, including runway conditions, icing, engine management and failures.

IMC – Sheer Disorientation

I’d like to consider myself a man with a strong stomach. I bungee jump. I used to ski competitively, and had a ton of fun doing flips in the terrain park. Roller coasters are a personal favourite of mine, and … Continued

Death Of George (The Autopilot)

It’s a clear sunny day and ATC gives you your takeoff clearance.  You advance the throttles and smoothly accelerate the aircraft to VR and rotate.  Upon positive rate, you retract the gear, and at 400ft. you hit the Center Autopilot in Command.

How Flightsim Saved My Life

And other reasons flight sim has improved my real world aviation experience Emergencies “Ok, I want you to memorize the first three checklist items for each emergency before our next flight,” my instructor said as we were securing the 172 … Continued

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