Category: Ground School

Danger Area

Danger Area

The rear of an airplane both in the air and on the ground is a dangerous place. In the air you have to concern yourself with wake turbulance (not caused by the engines, but...

Radio Navigation with MS Flight Sim

After reading over the chapter on radio navigation, I decided to try it out – using Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. I hopped in my Cessna 172, and departed Buttonville on runway 33. I climbed...

The Three Speeds

There are three ways of calculating your airspeed. Each one needs to be used in certain situations. It’s important to know when to use which airspeed and how to calculate it. True Airspeed: Airspeed...

VFR Flight Plans

VFR Flight Plans

Just discovered another difference between American and Canadian airspace rules. In the states you do not need to file a VFR flight plan regardless of where you are going. In Canada, you must file...

Standard Traffic Circuit (Controlled Airport)

I’ve been reading a lot of other peoples blogs about their training. From what I gather… a lot of circuit practice happens. I keep on reading terms like “downwind leg” and “final approach”, etc.....