At last, after a full year of flying, studying, and exams, I was ready for my PPL Check-ride. But it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows – I was feeling the butterflies, big time. No use denying I was excited. But my excitement was mixed with a full measure of apprehensionRead More →

With the increasing worldwide need for airline-focused training to address the looming shortage of pilots, the Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) is gaining popularity. One of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to address this ICAO initiative is via the extensive use of professional, authentic flight simulators. French simulator company AlsimRead More →

Have you ever heard people say, “I wouldn’t fly in one of those small planes – it is not like a car where you can stop and fix it if something goes wrong?” Jim Davis walks you through some life-threatening failures that you can easily handle, or fix, from theRead More →

Practically the first thing anyone wants to know about a new aeroplane is how fast it goes. This very basic question is curiously hard to answer. Airspeed is measured by the pitot-static system. (The word pitot, by the way, comes from  the name of Henri Pitot, who came up withRead More →