10 gallons an hour to go 105 knots? This is the harsh reality faced by the pilots of most light airplanes. Small airplanes like the Cessna 172 and the Piper … Continue reading Are Airplane Engines Inefficient?
Those wishing to start flight training are often overwhelmed by the plethora of books and resources available on the topic. I am often asked for book recommendations from my students … Continue reading Book Selection – The Best and Only Sources You Need
I made this post to help those who are having trouble landing a light general aviation aircraft. This post is not designed to teach someone who has no landing experience … Continue reading How to Refine your Landing Technique
This post focuses the aerodynamics of level flight. There are plenty of references out there on this topic, however many of them are either way too complicated; requiring a doctorate … Continue reading Angle of attack: A Journey From Zero Lift to Stall
Wind significantly affects an aircraft in flight. Because aircraft fly suspended in the atmosphere, movement of air will ultimately cause movement of the aircraft in the same direction. This forces … Continue reading How to Manage Risk on High Wind Landings
One of the first things a new flight student learns on their very first day of flight training is the procedure for performing magneto checks. Basically, you are told to … Continue reading MAG Checks Demystified
I wrote this post to help those of you who are currently in flight training. Flight training can be stressful and its easy to get frustrated . From my … Continue reading Top 5 Mistakes Flight Students Make