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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 […]

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 […]

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.

Aerial Road Trip to Oshkosh

Crowds. Craziness. Music. It’s enough to justify a road trip. I’m not talking Woodstock here, but AirVenture, that surprisingly similar event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. AirVenture’s tunes come not from wailing guitars but from airplane engines — vying like Stratocasters for the crowd’s approval are roaring radials and screaming Merlins. Like Woodstock, there’s a crowd of […]

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 […]

On Vacation this Summer: Great places to get into the pilot’s seat!

Kauai, Hawaii… what a great way to get to see a new place from a gorgeous perspective! And if you’re already a flight student, a wonderful way to build hours and try a new aircraft, as well.

Be a Sport Pilot: Learn to Fly a Fixed Wing Light-Sport Aircraft

Experience the adventure of becoming a Sport Pilot and flying a fixed wing, 3-axis aircraft.

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