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3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Landings

Many of you know my story. I was a low time (less than 10 hour pilot) and on an attempt to land with my instructor landed well right of the runway in the grass. This mishap made me want to quit flying. I really thought I would never get the hang of landings. Fast...

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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...

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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...

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Short Field Takeoff and Landings

I remember my first attempt at a short field takeoff and landing. The takeoff was the somewhat easy part after all it was just simulated and there was no real obstacle so the pressure was off. On the landing things were interesting. I though to myself "how hard could...

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23MZ Maiden Flight

The first flight after annual always makes me a bit nervous. Now after doing nearly a restoration to 23MZ (formerly 7159Q) that first flight was a high stress time. In this video I take you along for that maiden flight with our director of maintenance Russell Loving​...

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How to Enter Class D Airspace

Radio communication is one of the most difficult things to grasp as it seems so different each time. However if you actually break it down it follows a similar pattern. My good friend Jamie Beckett always says "It's like ordering pizza. Who are you, where are you, and...

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