Digital Pilot School Blog

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How to Fly Your First Solo Flight

That time has come. Your private pilot training has been going well, you’ve mastered the controls, feel comfortable racing around the circuit pattern, and your landings can now be described as passably safe. Then,...

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Bagby Airfield Review

Bagby airfield is on the edge of the North York Moors National Park in North Yorkshire. The closest town is Thirsk, which is easily accessed (as is the airfield) from the A19 and A1(M)...

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5 Steps to Learn a New Aircraft Type

My flying school recently bought a new aircraft for use by its students and solo hire pilots. It was a type I’d barely even heard of, let alone flown. It was a Grumman AA-5...

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Tips on Flying into Uncontrolled Airports

If you’re like me, you learned to fly at a larger, controlled airport with a good air traffic control service to safely direct aircraft landing, departing and flying within radar coverage. Therefore flying into...

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Leeds East Airfield Review

I remember this airfield as RAF Church Fenton, which operated until 2013. I came here to airshows in the 1990s and remember it for its training units. Since its closure, it has been taken...