Private Pilot

This isn’t Florida anymore!! Flying the mountain ravines out West.

Jason and Hunter take advantage of a beautiful day and fly a “not so direct” course from Scottsdale AZ to Sedona AZ. They prepare for rising terrain, density altitude, thermals, lowered engine performance, limited landing options and turn around points, all of which are discussed in this video. In Florida we think of heavy rain clouds for IFR, but out in this area of Arizona IFR can be anything from dust clouds to heavy wildfire smoke; Jason and Hunter discuss many factors that affect those flying in the mountains.... read more

S Turns Across a Road – Ground Reference Maneuvers

The goal of an S Turn is to fly two equally sized half-circles even in windy conditions. These turns are private pilot ground reference maneuvers that don’t get practiced often but are a great tool for learning wind correction and developing precise aircraft control. Follow along as Jason demonstrates this maneuver in the Cessna 172.  ... read more

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

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 it be to land on a certain spot?” More specifically 0 feet before and 200 feet after (Private Pilot Standards). This however proved to be quite the challenge. Fast forward over a decade and thousands of hours I’m now sharing with you some of my best short field takeoff and landing... read more

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​ who keeps the MzeroA fleet... read more

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 what do you want” Enjoy the video –... read more

Airventure Oshkosh Arrival In John Glenn’s Baron

Airventure Oshkosh Fisk arrival in John Glenn’s Baron! Ride along with our online ground school manager Matt and a long time aviation mentor of mine Joel. As they shoot the Fisk arrival into Oshkosh. The guys said they were thankful for the Stratus and you’ll see why when you see the traffic. Curious to checkout our Online Ground School? I’m running an #OSH17 special this week to take a 2 week, no strings attached trial of our complete online ground school. You can sign up at this link –... read more

Tecnam Aircraft Headquarters Tour

You’ve seen the videos with our Tecnam Twin (P2006T) which we love. However after touring the factory in Italy and seeing the care that goes into each aircraft made us love it even more. Come along with myself and the MzeroA.com team on a behind the scenes tour of Tecnam Headquarters in Capua,... read more