New IFR Pilots Share Their Training Experiences

Last month, a handful of Horizon pilots added an instrument rating to their pilot credentials. Commonly the next after Private Pilot Certificate, the instrument rating allows pilots to fly in weather and clouds that a non-IFR rated pilot has to avoid. We interviewed...
The 2020 Holiday Buying Guide for Aviators

The 2020 Holiday Buying Guide for Aviators

2020 is almost over (phew) which means it may be time to start holiday shopping for the pilot in your life. We’ve compiled our top 5 aviation gifts that will help end their year on a high note. 1) Flight bag: every pilot has a flight bag that is both a useful tool in...

What is in your flight bag?

How much thought have you put into what goes in your flight bag? Is it just the thing that holds your headset and a few pens or is it a vital piece of flight equipment? It can, and should be both. We polled our team of instructors asking them what they include in...
The Friday 5: Airliners We Wish Could Come Back

The Friday 5: Airliners We Wish Could Come Back

We close each of our monthly newsletters with a list of 5 random aviation tidbits. You can sign up for our newsletter here. This month we’re looking at 5 airliners we wish could come back: The Concorde: It was shaped like a needle. It had four afterburning jet...
SpaceX and the Ultimate Go/No-Go Decision

SpaceX and the Ultimate Go/No-Go Decision

Last month, two NASA astronauts were set to launch into Earth orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Five hundred tons of cryogenic propellant sat ready in the vehicle’s tanks, and navy rescue swimmers sat ready on warships in the North Atlantic prepared to rescue the...