Instrument Pilot

Unusual Attitudes

When is the last time you practiced unusual attitudes? How did you practice with your CFI? Spatial disorientation is no laughing matter. The FAA released a study that says based on NTSB data a private pilot on average only lasted 178 seconds in IMC conditions. Fly along with myself and our director of maintenance Russ Loving as I show you the 2 ways we practice upset recovery and induce spatial... read more

Secondary Stalls

What would happen if I didn’t execute a proper stall recovery? The airplane breaks the stall but we continue to apply back pressure and we now enter into a secondary stall. I’ll show you what that looks like in todays... read more

Turning Stalls

Have you ever done a turning stall? On purpose? There is a good chance that during your Private Pilot checkride you may be asked to demonstrate a turning stall. So in todays video I’ll take you through the process so you know what expect and can go practice a turning stall with your... read more

Soft Field Landing

I’ve been talking a lot about the importance of soft field landings lately. I truly want you to find a way to get out there and practice a real landing on grass with your CFI sometime this year. You’ll find that what we simulating on pavement does little to prepare us for the real... read more

Emergency Approach To Soft Field Landing

Have you ever considered that your first emergency landing might also be a soft field landing? Have you ever practiced a power off approach from altitude down to the grass? If not it’s a maneuver I challenge you to find a way to practice with your flight instructor. In todays video I setup that exact secnario and run you through the items you’ll want to be watching for. Enjoy –... read more

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 forward 10 years and thousands of hours later to today. Where I now get to work with students helping them to avoid the same landing pitfalls I found myself in. For todays video I’m sharing with you what I believe are 3 easy ways to improve your landings. I’ll be demonstrating the Do’s and Don’ts that lead to great landings. Check out the video... read more

Copying an IFR Clearance

Flying IFR can be stressful, most of the stress is put on before you even leave the ground. Many of my students find copying the clearance to be one of the most difficult aspects. I find the most simple way to copy and read back an IFR clearance is to use the acronym CRAFT. Let’s examine what this means. C – Cleared to R – Route A – Altitude F – Frequency T – Transponder code In this video Jason demonstrates how to prepare for a clearance, ask for a clearance and what to do with that clearance during an IFR flight to Lakeland.... read more