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Category Archives: General

Learn to Fly 1: Introduction

Welcome to the new Learn to Fly Blog by Aviation Supplies and Academics. We have decided take a fresh look at our blog and to use it to help students and future pilots learn and explore insights on the foundations of flight and flight training. You will find out what it takes to become a pilot, […]

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.

Choosing Your Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)

Unlike your parents, you get to choose your flight instructor. So take advantage of this precious opportunity now. (And avoid therapy later.) Have you started your flight training yet? If not, why? Still looking for that perfect CFI? It’s not uncommon for prospective student pilots to delay flight training months or even years, waiting for […]

Flight Training: Taking the Short Approach

A comprehensive orientation to aviation — find out what’s involved with learning to fly and earning a pilot’s license in this streamlined approach to flight training.

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