Pitch + Power = Performance

Pitch + Power = Performance

Pitch. Power. Performance. You may have heard those words strung together in some type of equation that your instructor used. What they were getting at is a fundamental building block of how pilot’s control airplanes and manage their energy in the sky.  Pitch + Power...
Understanding Stalls

Understanding Stalls

Stalls. It is the topic that confounds more students than any other. It has nothing to do with the engine. It has nothing to do with airspeed. There is one and only one defining element of what a stall is. A stall occurs when a wing exceeds the critical angle of...
Going the Distance

Going the Distance

The cross country phase of your initial fight training is some of the most fun you will ever has a pilot. It is the first time you will ever be able to explore from the air! Here are some ways to get the most out of your x/c training experience: Visit a place, not...
Smitten with the Written

Smitten with the Written

A passing score for any of the written pilot exams is 70%. The question then, is what 30% of the material covered on the exam doesn’t matter? The “written” is often looked upon as an annoying hurdle to overcome while enroute to a pilot certificate. The majority of...
Redbird Flight Sim for the Win

Redbird Flight Sim for the Win

Pick a word to describe this winter: bad, terrible, gross, relentless, or yuck, Any of them would be fair. We experienced the worst winter flying weather we have seen in years, oftentimes making VFR or even IFR flying an impossibility. Through it all, many of our...