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    Training has stalled. Advice sought. What would you do in my position?

    Well, my IRA checkride was cancelled by a DPE once, never to hear from him again, he's still doing rides. I found another DPE myself, and the last two dates have been rescheduled for wx. I was ready to take my checkride in March! My next date for my check ride is first week of July! I haven't...
  2. G

    Will my medical history become an issue?

    I’m researching everything I can about pilot training and school and I’m wondering if some of my medical history will effect where me qualifying for a commercial pilot position one day. Over 2 years ago I had a psychotic break that they thought was schizophrenia then a psychiatrist thought I was...
  3. F

    CFI Question Student with Rotary Wing Time Transitioning to Fixed Wing Pvt

    Question: How much of a student pilots time in rotary wing transfer to fixed wing (PVT). A prospective student who contacted me, former Navy (non flying), has about 40 hours icivilian helicopter training years ago, some solo time. He wants to get his fixed wing rating after a long hiatus...
  4. T

    Training in a Challenger II

    Hi everybody, I’m currently a sport pilot, and looking to build hours inexpensively, work toward CFI-S, and earn ASES. It seems like the challenger II may be a decent choice to meet that mission. However, a friend of mine would like to work toward earning a sport license; he offered to...
  5. ArrowFlyer86

    Pondering professional pilot pipeline

    I think all the professional pilots I've met were, at one point, CFIs/CFIIs. A lot, if not most of the hours they got were while flying with student pilots that were at an earlier stage of their flying adventures. At least that's been my understanding. This makes me wonder: If the applicant...
  6. flyingpreacher

    Spin Training in 172 for CFI endorsement

    I am hopefully pursuing CFI later this year and I am aware of the need for a spin endorsement. I am a part owner of a 172M that is not placarded "No Spins." In talking to my fellow club members last night, I came up with a few questions: 1. If I show up with spin training in a 172, will the DPE...
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    Best path to getting an ATP certificate as well as a 4-year degree?

    So I'm currently still in high school. I'm just trying to figure out the best and preferably cheapest way to get a 4-year degree and getting my ATP certificate. Is it going to ATP Flight School? Or a college with a program such as UVU. I live in California, so whats the cheapest/best way to get...
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    A&P Work While Building Hours

    Hello! I’m new to this forum but wanted to post to get some insight from people more experienced in the industry. I’m currently enrolled in a 12 month A&P course and am planning on finding work for an airline after graduating, then work on gaining flight hours during off time while doing A&P...
  9. J

    Any info/advice on where I can train and take the exam for CFI-S?

    I went after my CFI-S (CFI Sport Pilot) rating this past spring but ran into some issues with the school and their planes. I have my two written tests completed (CFI-S and FOI) but need to complete the training, schedule, and take the practical. It's been hard finding schools with Light Sport...
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    Help on GPS - Latitude and Longitude

    Hi Guys, hope I am in the right forum for my question. How to mark the airfield latitude and longitude where I took off from. Explain, as a new private pilot student using I've using the X-PLANE flight simulator with the Cessna 172, I would like to know if there is a way that I can mark in my...
  11. scottd

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  12. intercept_flight

    Wing drops during power on stalls

    I am a student pilot, and when I perform power on stalls in SR-20 I slow to 70 knots (Takeoff speed) Flaps 50% Add full power Apply rudder to stay on heading Increase angle of attack till a stall happens The nose eventually drops, and as it does, the plane banks to the right, which...
  13. SkyCat

    Crippling training anxiety

    Hi all, I have a weird one. Has anyone else suffered terrible nerves and anxiety leading-up to your training flights? I feel like every lesson is it’s own checkride for how anxious I get! I’m working on my Commercial Single after many stops and starts over the past decade, and don’t EVER...
  14. H

    So, how often do you yell/curse to your plane?

    Any particular memory of a plane/flight that made you lose your ****e?
  15. H

    Let's build a panel

    I'm bored guys. Let's build a panel together. I was thinking either a PA-28 or a C-172 but open to suggestions. I will add the suggested instruments to the template. I prefer steam gauges, but we can add glass if you want. I was also thinking "Light" IFR but maybe we can do a VFR and an IFR...
  16. Antoine137


  17. Daleandee

    IFR Challenge & Register to Win a 3-monitor flight simulator

    I'm not IFR rated but this was quite interesting. Take a look and register to win a flight simulator. All they asked for was an email address.
  18. J

    Do You Think Airlines Will Ever Pay For Training?

    Just a question for the room, for those who have watched the airline industry much longer and more closely than I... I was discussing the looming pilot shortage with my Mom. She saw on the news that in five years the airline industry could be short over 50,000 pilots. It raised the question...
  19. H

    Underrated models/manufactures that we should consider

    With the prices we're seeing these days on the most popular models, is there any underdog/hidden gem that you will consider as an alternative?
  20. H

    So, Textron just bought Pipistrel What are your thoughts here guys? Good news or bad news for us aviators? A remake of the Skycatcher?