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Category Archives: General

Learn to Fly 5: The Four Forces Part 1

The four forces of flight make up the fundamental concept of flight. Lift, weight, thrust, and drag are the very first concepts students learn in ground school. In this post, we’ll give you an introduction to the first two: Lift and Weight. The Student Pilot’s Flight Manual by William Kershner explains this well: Lift Lift […]

Birthday Flowers

When celebrating birthdays with zeros in them, flowers alone won’t do it. So when Jean marked a new decade last March I sought a worthy weekend getaway. With most places still wintry, it made little sense leaving balmy Phoenix for somewhere frigid. But then I remembered our wish-list destination of Death Valley, California, tolerable only […]

Flying Carpet: The Soul of an Airplane

A great read for anyone—not just pilots! This exceptional collection of flying stories is one ride that should not be missed.

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 […]

You Can Fly!

For prospective pilots, an exciting and informative introduction to the world of flying and flight training, profusely illustrated with full-color photography by Tom Lippert.

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