Brace for Impact To assume a brace position or crash position is an instruction that can be given to prepare for a crash, such as on an aircraft; the instruction to “Brace for impact!” or “Brace! Brace!” is often given if the aircraft must make an emergency landing on land or water. These are three words that you never want … Read More
What is the first step to becoming a pilot?
Become a Pilot What is the first step to becoming a pilot? Decide what you want to fly. FAA’s rules for getting a pilot’s license (certificate) differ depending on the type of aircraft you fly. You can choose among airplanes, gyroplanes, helicopters, gliders, balloons, or airships. If you are interested in flying ultralight vehicles, you don’t need a pilot’s license. … Read More
Fly Like a PRO
Professionalism and Flight Discipline in General Aviation By Everette Rochon, FAA Training and Certification Group Manager If you’re interested in aviation, it’s a safe bet that you have seen video of the carefully orchestrated operations on board an aircraft carrier flight deck. You’ve seen the pitching deck, the closely-packed jets, and the swarms of crewmembers in shirts whose color denotes … Read More
Airplane Safety, Rules and Operations
Operations will comply with the applicable general safety rules for operations and practices prescribed in agency manuals, Federal, State, and OSHA standards. GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SAFETY AROUND AIRPLANES IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY AERIAL HAZARDS READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE INSIDE THE MEMBERS PLATFORM As an E3 Aviation member, you get access to TONS of informative aviation articles and content. Sign Up … Read More
Why Do Pilots Need Checklists?
Checklists are the backbone of safety. The simple answer to why we use checklists is that humans are both complex and forgetful and aircraft systems are complex. Combine both and you’re definitely dealing with a situation for distraction. In aviation, the simple, stupid stuff kills. Distractions and interruptions result in a disruption of the sequential flow of the checklist. Accordingly, this … Read More
Mentors, Role Models – What to Expect When Flying
Recently we wrote about a role model, the first woman pilot – Raymonde de Laroche. Yes, she’s a woman but more importantly, a role model possessing the qualities any role model should have. She survived horrific crashes, and still possessed talent and resilience born from a desire for sports at a young age. When you’re developing your passion for flying, you’re … Read More
Aircraft Ownership Carries Tax Benefits
There are compelling reasons to own your own piece of the sky. No more crowds, your own schedule, your own path to your own goals and memories. Add to that, sound financial reasons for aircraft ownership as well. Beyond the money saved on overnight trips, delays caused by airlines, and other miscellaneous expenses, owning an airplane has definite tax advantages. … Read More
Is Hydrogen Power The Future for Aviation?
Is hydrogen power the future of aviation? On January 19th, ZeroAvia flew the largest aircraft in the world powered by a hydrogen-electric engine. This marks the maiden flight of their hydrogen-powered testbed, a 19-seat Dornier 228 aircraft with a full-sized prototype hydrogen-electric engine on the left wing. All systems performed as expected and places the company on the path to … Read More
THE 5 MOST IMPRESSIVE AEROBATIC MANEUVERS
Aerobatic pilots like Sean D. Tucker and Michael Goulian are among some of the world’s top aerobatic performers. They showcase their technical skill and stamina with amazing feats every year in the skies. There are five general categories of maneuvers: horizontal and vertical lines, rolls, hammerheads, loops, and spins. So what are some of the sport’s most popular and impressive maneuvers? READ OUR PICKS … Read More