Category Archives: Flight Training

It’s a Hot One

It’s 3:30 on a Friday afternoon, and I’m getting ready to leave work to go flying.  Life is good; I’m scheduled for a 4:30 flight today and it’s 100 degrees outside.  I don’t care, all I can think about is getting back in a plane and mingling with the clouds today.  It’s a beautiful clear day, but a hot one.

Me and 'Juliet'
Me and ‘Juliet’

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Feel the Power

Today is my first real lesson and not just an “Intro Flight”.  I got a log book and a headset of my very own.  What more could a girl ask for? I was so excited and ready for this adventure to take flight.

My log book and headset.
My log book and headset.

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Flight Instructor Required

Maybe I didn’t go through a long, painstaking process to find a flight instructor, maybe I should have interviewed several but I found the whole process overwhelming and extremely stressful. I didn’t have any idea what to ask or what to look for when trying to find the perfect instructor. Continue reading Flight Instructor Required

The Ground School Hunt is on

After my ‘Discovery Flight’ and deciding that I wanted to pursue my Private Pilot License (PPL), I knew I needed to take Ground School as part of obtaining my PPL. Ground School teaches you the flight and aircraft operating procedures, aeronautical knowledge and information you need to pass the FAA knowledge test.

The airport that I took my first flight at did not offer Ground School and it was suggested that I find an IPAD App to use for studying.  I checked out a couple of apps but had no idea what to look for much less what would be a good app as opposed to a not-so-good app.  I am a visual, hands-on learner and I knew that if I was going to be successful that it was going to take more than an app to get me through this test.  I really wanted a classroom enviornment and someone teaching it that I could interact with and have questions answered right there in front of me.

Ground School

 

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A Woman’s First Discovery Flight Experience

This is the cockpit of the Cessna 172.
This is the cockpit of the Cessna 172.

Have you every dreamed of flying? No, not an out of body experience.  I’m talking about flying an airplane, sitting in a cockpit, engine screaming, barreling down a runway, pulling back on the control and getting that bad boy in the air!  I spent my whole life looking up at the sky.  Every time I heard an engine humming, I would hope that one day I would do just that, fly a plane.

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