Monthly Archives: August 2020

Best Light Aircraft

Buying your first ever aircraft is a monumental moment. It is something that gives you a great feeling of accomplishment and pride. After all, not everyone considers a plane a necessary thing to buy, and not everyone can afford it. But before you go flying, you have to know your options. Choosing an aircraft depends on your needs and your budget.   Most people don't even know that you can buy an airplane for a price less than that of your car. Starting at $15,000, you can have one of the older models. But make no mistake, they...

Spread Your Wings, Prepare to Fly: A Guide for Future Pilots

We all have that one dream or ambition that we hope to fulfill in our lifetime. As kids, we role-played, daydreamed, and fantasized about it — getting lost in a world in the future that we don’t really know how we will get to. But, as they say, it all begins with a dream. And then one day, we’re there: we are at that age and position to decide who we want to be. And if by good chance we have the support of family and loved ones, even better. This goes beyond Atreyu riding the dragon Falcor in “The Never...

Plane and Simple: Basic Aircraft Maintenance

Okay, so you finally have your light aircraft. Maybe you worked hard to get here and be a proud owner of one, but know that the hard work may have just begun. To keep flying, you need to keep maintaining it. This article is an excellent place to start.  Two things can destroy your aircraft- misuse and neglect. As an owner, it is your sole responsibility to check and preserve your aircraft’s airworthiness. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines airworthiness as “when an aircraft or one of its component...

How To Buy Your First Light Airplane

Investing in an aircraft is a big decision that should not be taken lightly, even if you just want a small airplane for your private travel and business engagements. But first things first: what is a light airplane? The United States Department of Aviation - Federal Aviation Administration defines a light airplane as a small aircraft of “12,500 lbs or less maximum take-off weight.” Simply put, as long as an airplane does not exceed 12,500 lbs, it is considered a light airplane. Despite its smaller size, all plane purchase requirements still apply, expect the process to last from weeks...

Top Aviation Magazines

Part of having a hobby is building knowledge about the craft. Whether it is cooking, music, sports, it is natural for hobbyists to seek new information. For some, it comes easier due to a wide range of learning materials available. For others, it can be quite challenging.   For aircraft enthusiasts, learning about flying and planes has never been this easy. A lot of magazines specifically dedicated to the craft have come about. We have come up with a list of the top ten best aviation magazines you should check out!  Flypast Magazine  The Flypast is an...

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