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Training beyond the Checkride - Sporty's private pilot flight training tips - Sporty's Pilot Shop
This video tip from Sporty's Pilot Shop appears in Sporty's Private Pilot Learn to Fly Course.
ASI Safety Tip: Taxi Controls - Air Safety Institute
If you get confused about positioning the flight controls while taxiing, the AOPA Air Safety Institute's new Safety Tip: Taxi Controls video can help. Learn how consistently practicing the proper control placement in crosswinds on the ground builds an excellent habit that will kick in when the winds kick up.
Crosswind Landings in 3 different CubCrafters Models - FlightChops
Steve flies 3 different CubCrafter aircraft models in one day!
How to avoid turbulence and find a smoother ride - Sporty's Pilot Shop
An excellent video, explaining how to find the sweet spot in flight.
Dive Into This Dream Job - It's A Pilot's Life - Swayne Martin
New video from Swayne Martin, who works for Mokulele Airlines in Hawaii. The Dream Job!
Swayne Martin's First Day As An Airline Pilot, Hawaii Style! - Swayne Martin
An exciting flight from the Big Island, to Maui, to Molokai, to Honolulu and back.
Learning How To Fly The Cessna Caravan - Swayne Martin
Swayne just finished flight training in some Cessna Caravans at Mokulele Airlines. They have two models: C208B and C208B EX. Both fully G1000 equipped.
Is This The World's Best Airline Training Location? - Swayne Martin
It's hard to complain about studying for airline ground school when you're in Maui! At Mokulele Airlines, initial training for pilots is conducted in Kahului on the Island of Maui. No one is holding you back from exploring the beaches during free time!
Turbulence Intensities and Definitions - MzeroA Flight Training
Do you know the 4 intensities of Turbulence? Do you know the FAA definition of Light Chop or Clear Air Turbulence?
Margins of Safety: Low Altitude Maneuvering - Air Safety Institute
Maneuvering an aircraft at low altitude is something we do on every flight, without giving it much thought. While it's not much different than maneuvering at altitude, the slow speed and low altitude decrease the margins for error.
How Did I Finance My 150,000 Pilot Training in the Netherlands? - DutchPilotGirl
Michelle loves to fly! Listen as she explains how she financed her Pilot Training in the Netherlands.
Flying John Glenn's Baron - MzeroA Flight Training - MzeroA Flight Training
This industry is such a blessing as it presents so many amazing opportunities. One of those opportunities came via a longtime aviation mentor of mine Joel​ who is personally flying John Glenn's airplane around the country for everyone to enjoy it.
Cut Off In The Traffic Pattern - MzeroA Flight Training
Flying doesn't always go as planned.
Dream Airplane - Fly A 2017 Cirrus SR22 G6 - Swayne Martin
Nothing beats new plane smell. With only 30 hours on this bird, Dan and Swayne were fortunate to try out a brand new 2017 Cirrus SR22 G6 for themselves.
Margins of Safety: Avoiding Traffic Pattern Stalls - Air Safety Institute
Despite repeated practice of stall recognition and recovery in primary training, unintended stalls continue to be a leading cause of fatal accidents among GA pilots.

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