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Here's a list of helpful aviation articles.  Whether you are a Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, Commercial Pilot, or CFI, these articles are made to help you learn and keep current on the regs.

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How to Get a Private Pilot License

By Jon Kotwicki | July 18, 2023

 HOW TO GET A PILOT’S LICENSE? There is a lot of information out there when starting to research what it takes to earn your private pilot license. This can leave one feeling skeptical and questioning …

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How to Read and Understand the FAR AIM

By Jon Kotwicki | October 30, 2021

The FAR AIM Explained During any checkride you take (Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, and so on) you will inevitably at some point need to open up the FAR AIM and look up something …

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ACS Written Test codes for Instrument Pilot FAA Written Test Results

By Oscar Sigl | July 26, 2021

Below are the ACS codes (formerly known as PLT codes) that you will find on your FAA written test results. If you missed any questions on your Instrument FAA written exam (most people do!) you …

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Paxson, AK

By Jon Kotwicki | July 22, 2021

Paxson, Alaska While it may not be anywhere you have heard of before, if you fly there in a Super Cub, it won’t be a place you will soon forget! Paxson is really nothing too …

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The Wrangell St. Elias National Park

By Jon Kotwicki | July 22, 2021

The Pilot’s Paradise The Wrangell St. Elias National Park (often simply referred to as “The Wrangells”) is one of the largest national parks in the United States.  Closely bordering Canada and enjoying large amounts of …

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ACS Written Test codes for Private Pilot FAA Written Test Results

By Oscar Sigl | July 19, 2021

Below are the ACS codes (formerly known as PLT codes) that you will find on your Private Pilot FAA written test results.  If you missed any questions on your FAA written exam (most folks do!) …

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ACS Written Test codes for Commercial Pilot FAA Written Test Results

By Jon Kotwicki | July 14, 2021

Below are the ACS codes (formerly known as PLT codes) that you will find on your FAA written test results.  If you missed any questions on your FAA written exam (which 99.9% of pilots do) …

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Lost of Comms under IFR

By Oscar Sigl | April 21, 2021

If a loss of communication occurs in IFR conditions, you must continue the flight according to the acronym “AVEenue of FAME”. Let’s go over the components of the acronym: A: Fly the assigned route as …

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Cessna 170

By Stephanie Blanchard | February 26, 2021

There is no such thing as the perfect airplane… or is there?? As far as certified airplanes go, the Cessna 170B is as perfect as they get. What do I mean by this? Well, it …

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ATOMATOFLAMES – Required Aircraft Equipment – 91.205

By Jon Kotwicki | January 29, 2021

Of all the acronyms in aviation, this must be the silliest… ATOMATOFLAMES? Surely you can’t be serious!? I am serious and don’t call me Shirley. It is difficult to remember all the regulations, rules, and …

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