Category: Flight Training

GNS 430 & 530 Simulators

In real-world flight training, it’s easy to get overloaded. It’s easy to get distracted by cockpit electronics and the Garmin 430/530 can be challenging if you aren’t familiar with it. Although I read instructions for it and watched many Youtube videos about them, I had limited hands-on experience as my time in the aircraft is …

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Foreflight with X-Plane Setup

Since I began my flight training, my goal was to build a sim at home and work with it as I would in a real plane. This means, using the appropriate checklists for various times in the flight and using Foreflight for navigation and flight planning, plus finding appropriate runways and frequencies during the flight. …

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Flight Sim Inspiration

The research that kept me going in the past few months of work. Flight Sim References On The Glideslope¬†– This guy does really knows his stuff and does great work on his blog. I learned quite a bit about setting up X-Plane properly and using the X-Plane world editor, WED, although I haven’t done too …

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Pattern Work in a Glasair

At my home airport, in my training, I’m only flying a Diamond DA20 trainer, which I love to fly. But virtually, I like to fly aircraft that have similar real-world flight characteristics. These may not be accurate on paper, but they feel right while in the sim. . I’ve been flying many different aircraft, virtually, …

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Private Pilot Exam

Ground School I started flight school knowing that I would need a minimum of a year before I got my license and that I would come out knowing more about aviation than I ever thought possible. Yesterday, I took the FAA Private Pilot knowledge exam and I passed with a 95%! Out of 60 questions, …

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Flight Planning and X-Plane 11

I took a few days to make my own scenery files of my home airport, KUGN and surrounding area to help me practice my cross-country flight planning. By using Ortho4XP, which is just fantastic for creating realistic ground textures using actual satellite imagery. I learned how to use it from this video from Q8 Pilot …

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EAA Airventure 2017

I took the opportunity this year to head to Osh Kosh with my future son-in-law, Aaron, and two good friends, Buckley and Dave, who happen to have an encyclopedic knowledge of everything aviation. Buckley was my inspiration to fly in the first place and Dave has trainee as an acrobatic pilot! We made a great …

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X-Plane 11

I’ve been using X-Plane off and on for years now, started with X-Plane 7 and have upgraded ever since. X-Plane 11 is just amazing. It has really come a long way over the years with a massive user base and 3rd party plugins to add any number of options you desire, from flight planning to …

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Real World Flight Training Begins

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

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