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My Favorite Checkride Question

I get the benefit of sitting in on a lot of checkrides. When you sit in as many as I do you start to see common themes despite the tests being administered by different DPE’s (Designated Pilot Examiners). Which brings me to todays video “My Favorite Checkride Question”. You’re recovering from an unusual attitude. What is the first instrument you’re going to look... read more

Power Off Stall Recovery

You’ve heard me say it time and time again. “We practice stalls to practice recoveries not to practice how to stall!” That being said any CFI or checkride examiner is going to expect a perfect recovery. However I always try to teach beyond any test and create these real world scenarios. So in this video fly along with me as I set you up for a power off... read more

Power Off 180’s

The power off 180 (Power off accuracy approach and landing) as the FAA calls it is a commercial pilot maneuver that works to teach pilots gliding accuracy and the power off characteristics of their aircraft. However it’s not just a maneuver for those pursuing a commercial pilot certificate . I encourage pilots of all skills levels to practice power off 180’s with their flight... read more
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One place I spent a lot of time was with Jason Schappert and MzeroA. Primarily because the videography that brings you into the cockpit and shows you what you’re doing in terms of controlling the airplane, is all part of the preparation and studying that’s incredibly valuable before you even get into the cockpit of the airplane. Jim Minow

Executive Director AOPA Foundation

I have enjoyed your online ground school. It was just what I was looking for. This course has allowed me to learn new things, keep up the knowledge part of flying and to interact with you and other pilots through the weekly workshops, monthly check rides and webinars.

I have also enjoyed and benefited from the frequent e-mails you have sent. It has also made me realize confidence in my knowledge skills and allowed me to move on to the IFR ground work I have been eager to get to. Dean Hoopengardner

Private Pilot

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