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Turns Around A Point: Ace Your Checkride | Boldmethod

Turns Around A Point: Ace Your Checkride | Boldmethod | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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Taking your Private Pilot check ride? You'll want to brush up on turns around a point, which is one of three ground reference maneuvers your examiner can ask you to demonstrate. Here's a breakdown of what you'll need to do to pass the maneuver...

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Private Pilot Check Ride: Pass Or Fail? | Boldmethod

Private Pilot Check Ride: Pass Or Fail? | Boldmethod | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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In this scenario, a private pilot applicant makes a mistake on their check ride and it's up to you to decide if they should pass or fail. 

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Carb Ice: A Nasty Surprise For All Types Of Weather

Carb Ice: A Nasty Surprise For All Types Of Weather | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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Most pilots understand that you can pick up carb ice in temps at or below freezing. But how about when its 80 degrees farenheit?

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Aileron Horns: Lightening Control Loads Since 1917

Aileron Horns: Lightening Control Loads Since 1917 | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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Here's an article on a tool that has been used on airplane flight controls since 1917. Surprisingly, it's still used today.

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Lesser Known Flap Designs: The Junkers Flap

Lesser Known Flap Designs: The Junkers Flap | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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Here's a post about the Junkers flap, which was used on aircraft beginning in the 1920s. It's still used today, but because of its special design, it's only found on specific types of airplanes...

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Realistic Distractions: Staying On Task During Your Checkride

Realistic Distractions: Staying On Task During Your Checkride | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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This is an interview with a Al Palmer, a Designated Pilot Examiner, about creating realistic distractions on a private pilot checkride. In the article, Al talks about problems he often sees on checkrides, and how you can prevent them from happening to you.

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Give The Broom a Break: The Dangers of Frost | Boldmethod

Give The Broom a Break: The Dangers of Frost | Boldmethod | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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According to the NTSB, frost the size of a grain of salt, distributed as sparsely as one per square centimeter over a wing's upper surface, can destroy enough lift to prevent a plane from taking off...

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Airbus A350 XWB High Altitude Testing In Bolivia

Airbus A350 XWB High Altitude Testing In Bolivia | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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The Airbus A350 is currently undergoing high altitude testing at La Paz, Bolivia. Here are some cool facts about the aircraft and airport.

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Why Do I Need To Demonstrate Slow Flight On My Check Ride?

Why Do I Need To Demonstrate Slow Flight On My Check Ride? | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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Why is slow flight a required maneuver on private pilot checkrides? This article discusses the ins and outs of slow flight...

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Difficult Approach: Flying the LOC DME Rwy 15 into Aspen, Colorado

Difficult Approach: Flying the LOC DME Rwy 15 into Aspen, Colorado | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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Pilot Josh Ritter weighs in on what it's like to fly jets into Aspen, CO. Aspen is known as one of the most challenging airports to fly into in the United States.

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Josh Ritter: Flying the Line as a Corporate Pilot

Josh Ritter: Flying the Line as a Corporate Pilot | Learn To Fly | Scoop.it
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While the airline world has lots of visibility, corporate flying is a bit of an unknown affair. Departments are small, with a handful of aircraft and a tight-knit pilot group. Josh Ritter, a Citation pilot for Basin Electric Power Cooperative, gives us a look at life as a corporate pilot...

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