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Category Archives: General

A Pilot’s Story

A documentary film celebrating the passion for flight
Rico Sharqawi/Producer
A Pilot’s Story is a feature length documentary film that explores the mystical attraction and endless adventure that draw pilots into the sky. Exhilarating and inspiring, the story is told in the voices of the interview subjects, a gallery of noted aviators ranging from aerobatic champions and [...]

Failures on the Flight Path to Success

“Did you know that women ruined aviation?” asked the examiner.
I stared at the man across the desk with a blank look, not sure if I should laugh or cry. It was my instrument rating oral exam, and I was as nervous as I always am before a test, trying to keep my sense of [...]

Ask the ASA Expert

ASA authors are some of the most experienced and well respected aviators in the country and even around the world.  Through this Learn to Fly Blog, you have access to their knowledge and guidance, which some might call priceless. (No, we aren’t asking for your Mastercard here!  Ha!)
So, ask us what you’d like to know about learning [...]

Why learn to fly airplanes?

Being a pilot and flying an airplane is a thrill, say most aviators. It’s no wonder. History tells us that people have been fascinated by flight for centuries, but it’s only been in the last 100 years that humans have been able to take flight in order to experience that thrill. Old films show us [...]

Choosing between newer and older planes

Learning to fly in a new plane or older one is the question of the day from Eric in Seattle, WA. Not only does he want help choosing based on the age of the aircraft, but also the driving distance to get his lessons. You see, the newer plane is a three-times longer drive for lessons than [...]

Announcing the Learn to Fly Blog from ASA

Welcome to the Learn to Fly Blog provided by ASA (Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc).
I’m Dan Johnson, sort of the “blogmaster” around here. If you are thinking of learning to fly or already working on your pilot’s license, this site is for you. We’ll cover a multitude of topics around the subject of learning to [...]

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