Category: Flying Technique

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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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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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5 Tips on Flying With a Tailwind

One of the basic principles of flying from the earliest days of your training is the effects of wind over your aircraft’s wings. As a result, you plan your takeoffs and landings wherever possible...

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List of Transponder Codes

With most aircraft fitted with a transponder box, here’s a list of useful ‘squawk’ transponder codes for use in certain situations.   1200 – Standard VFR code used in North America. 7000 – Standard...