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3 Myths of Aeronautical University Life – Part 1

Many prospective and current university students, including those who attend an aeronautical university, believe one, two, or all three of the following myths. These myths, while they are quite common, have a large impact on aeronautical students and their careers. In this three-part series you will find out what each myth is and how it …

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Do Loggable Flight Hours Trump Unloggable Learning?

The FAA requires ___ hours of real flight time to become instrument rated. Of the overall hours requires, ____ hours can be completed in a flight simulator. This new change   http://blog.flight1tech.com/does-faa-approval-matter/ Excerpt from this blog: “True enough. But why is that? Why do pilots (and especially student pilots, who arguably enter the flight training …

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Basic Flight Simulator Hardware You Can’t Do Without

In order to run a computer-based flight simulator program such as our Private Pilot Course, you need to have the right equipment. This equipment is necessary to simulate the aircraft’s flight controls, and help you learn in an environment that is reflective of reality. The specific hardware you need will be particular to your individual learning …

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The Military’s Plan To Increase The Use Of Flight Simulators

Back in September the U.S. Military signed a contract with CAE for over $115 million dollars to continue providing them with flight training devices. In fact, CAE  just delivered the first UH-72a Lakota flight simulator to the Army base in Ft. Rucker, Alabama with another one to be delivered in 2015. This begs the question, …

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8 Freedoms You Have With A Private Pilot License

When becoming a pilot you have the choice of several different certifications. However, two of the most basic certifications are the recreational license and the private pilot license. While they have many similarities there are several opportunities that a private pilot license will allow for that a recreational license will not. Please follow and like …

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[Free Demo] Lesson 308 Go-Around Briefing

It is always important to be fully prepared for a flight. Part of this necessary preparation is a briefing. These briefings equip the pilot, copilot, and crew members  with the information about the flight according to their respective positions. Pilots are briefed  on aspects that include the  flight route, weather, aircraft condition, and any other necessary …

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