Monthly Archives: November 2014

E6-B Video Tutorials

This week, take a look at our easy to follow E6-B video tutorials on our YouTube channel:       Check out ASA’s YouTube channel for more tutorials and training videos. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to get the latest information on new products and updates. Please feel free […]

CFI Brief: Runway Incursion

If you take a look in the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards you will note a section called “Special Emphasis Areas.” The section lists several areas in relation to aircraft operations that are considered critical to flight safety. It will be the examiners job during a practical test to place special emphasis on each listed […]

Procedures and Airport Operations: The Airport

Today’s post comes from Bob Gardner‘s The Complete Private Pilot, an excellent resource for anyone working to earn their private pilot license. At any airport, you will have to be able to identify the runway in use, taxi safely, be aware of wake turbulence hazards, deal with the line crew, know who (if anyone) controls your […]

CFI Brief: VOR

On and around airports, or even driving out in the countryside in an open field, you may see what resembles a giant bowling pin type structure usually surrounded by a security fence. This structure you see is most likely what we in aviation refer to as a VOR. However, not always shaped like a bowling […]

Navigation: Introduction

Navigation is the process of piloting an aircraft from one geographic position to another while monitoring one’s position as the flight progresses. It introduces the need for planning, which includes plotting the course on an aeronautical chart, selecting checkpoints, measuring distances, obtaining pertinent weather information, and computing flight time, headings, and fuel requirements. There are […]

CFI Brief: Hypoxia

Monday’s ground school post had some great information on hypoxia; if you have not yet read it I would suggest doing so. Throughout your aviation training you will continually learn about aeromedical factors that affect pilots such as hypoxia which in my opinion is one of the most dangerous things a pilot can encounter. Just […]

Ground School: Hypoxia

This introduction to hypoxia is excerpted from the FAA’s Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, available from ASA. Hypoxia means “reduced oxygen” or “not enough oxygen.” Although any tissue will die if deprived of oxygen long enough, usually the most concern is with getting enough oxygen to the brain, since it is particularly vulnerable to oxygen […]

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