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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. http://swaynemartin.com/
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.
Stick and Rudder Flying - MzeroA Flight Training
Jason flies a Cub and receives some great instruction in flying a tail dragger.
ATC Communication tips from a Controller / Pilot - Vancouver City Tour - FlightChops
Ask and you will receive (from ATC).
Calculating Weight and Balance - MzeroA Flight Training - MzeroA Flight Training
There are plenty of apps that can do this for us instantly. Yet on a checkride chances are your examiner is going to want to see you do it the old fashioned way so you can show your work. In this video I show you how to fill out a weight and balance form.
All about Flying Seaplanes! - MzeroA Flight Training
Lets go Seaplane Flying! What are different but affordable ways we can expand our stick and rudder skills? Tail dragger and seaplane flying come to mind. In this video Jason shares his journey to his Commercial Single Engine Sea Add-On.
Sonikhanem's First Cross Country Solo - sonikhanem
Sonikhanem's is first cross country solo video. Great job!
Cross-country Flying with Pilotage and Dead Reckoning - Sporty's Pilot Shop
This video tip from Sporty's Pilot Shop appears in Sporty's Private Pilot Learn to Fly Course.
Your Number 1 Checkride Mistake - MzeroA Flight Training
The #1 Mistake I See On Checkrides? Digging Yourself Into a Checkride Pitfall.
Solo Sign Off! Chasing childhood dreams - DHC-1 Chipmunk training - FlightChops
Steve is one step closer to flying the Spitfire like his Grampa!
Owning the Airspace: IFR at an uncontrolled Airport - FlightChops
Join Steve Thorne as he has a great learning moment during Scenario Based Training/
Flight Training Professionals - AOPALive
Flight Training Professionals at Orlando Executive Airport is the winner of AOPA's Flight Training Excellence Award for best flight school of 2016.
My Best Landing Tip - MzeroA Flight Training - MzeroA Flight Training
Jason's best landing tip... Slow flight down the runway. It's not something you'll find in any ACS or 141 syllabus. Yet if you find yourself struggling with landings it might be just the trick you need to help visualize and feel each landing.
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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