Monthly Archives: December 2016

CFI Brief: Who got a drone for Christmas?

Did you get a drone for Christmas? Does it weight over 0.55 lbs? If so, you better register your drone ASAP or you can be subject to civil and criminal penalties! To begin the drone registration process follow the link or click on the image below, it’s quick and easy:    The next question you […]

CFI Brief: Awarded Top 50 Aviation Blog!

It’s nice to report that the Learn To Fly Blog received an early Christmas present this year. Earlier in the week, it was announced that the ASA Learn To Fly Blog would be included as one of the Top 50 Aviation Blogs on the Planet! We are honored to be included on this list and […]

Editor’s Picks: Last-minute gifts for the pilots on your list!

Time’s almost up, but ASA has you covered! Here are three books for the pilot in your life! Be sure to check out our list from earlier this month and all of our editor’s picks as well. The Basic Aerobatic Manual by William K. Kershner William K. Kershner started his solo aerobatic career in a Stearman […]

CFI Brief: Hazardous Attitudes

Am I fit to fly? I like to think of myself as pretty fit, I hit the gym 3 or 4 times a week, eat healthy (most of the time), I even ran the Runway 5K this year at AirVenture in Oshkosh and absolutely crushed it! Ok, maybe I didn’t crush it but I did […]

Human Factors: Managing Risks

This week we’re featuring an excerpt from the just-released latest edition of the Risk Management Handbook (FAA-H-8083-2, Change 1). This FAA handbook provides tools to help pilots determine and assess each situation for the safest possible flight with the least amount of risk. This handbook presents methods pilots can use to manage the workloads associated […]

CFI Brief: Frost

It’s been cold here in Seattle and across many parts of the country over the last several days. All week long I have had the pleasure of scraping an inch of ice and frost off my windshield each morning. If my car’s windshield is icing over, the same can probably be said for all the […]

Editor’s Picks: Books for Every Aviator on Your List

ASA has an expanding library of aviation titles for everyone in the industry, whether you’re a student pilot, mechanic, instructor, or flying for a major airline. Here are three to consider this season: For the student pilot… Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms Fifth Edition, by Dale Crane The aviation industry has a language all its own, […]

CFI Brief: Ice Induced Stall Safety Video

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently released a new training aid, Ice Induced Stall Pilot Training. This 30-minute video covers the phenomenon of tailplane and wing stall icing conditions as well as icing certification rules and recommended cockpit procedures to mitigate ice induced stalls. As a pilot, it is crucial that you are well informed […]

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