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9 Things Every Pilot Should Have During Flight

Every time you take your plane to the skies, you must always be prepared. As a pilot, there are some equipment and documents that you must bring with you each time you take off. Whether you’re a veteran or a new student pilot, these essentials will always come in handy. Now, pick up your favorite flight bag and make sure that you have all the things we have on this list!   Here are the top ten essentials for every pilot:  

  1. Pilot’s license, ID, and medical certificate
Let’s get the necessities out of the way first. Your...

What Do I Need to Consider When Buying My Own Plane?

You’ve probably thought about buying your own airplane at some point in your life. Owning a plane is a great luxury to have since you’ll be able to go anywhere you want, whenever you want without the hassle of traffic or the limits of highways. It’s also quite the status symbol since planes don’t really come cheap. If you’re considering purchasing your own plane, you need to be ready to pay not just for the initial costs but also for the running costs post-purchase. Buying a plane is a major financial decision. Before you go all out into completing a purchase,...

VFR vs IFR: What’s The Difference?

If you plan to fly an aircraft, you need to be familiar with sets of rules. These are the VFR, or visual flight rules, and the IFR, or instrument flight rules. Understanding the difference between the sets can make your job as a pilot easier, especially in determining which set of rules to follow for a particular flight. Here are a few things every aspiring pilot needs to know about each set of rules:

Visual Flight Rules

Visual Flight Rules are generally used by a pilot when flying an aircraft under weather conditions that meet minimum requirements. These requirements are in accordance with...

How Should I Inspect My Light Aircraft (To Fly Safely)?

Regardless of its size and model, all light aircraft need to be inspected thoroughly before each flight. The pilot or co-pilot is usually tasked to perform the inspection and look for any damages that might have occurred. It is crucial to ensure that the aircraft is still in airworthy condition before retaking flight to keep the passengers safe throughout the trip. The pre-flight inspection consists of a cabin and an exterior inspection. If you plan to become a pilot, learning about these inspection tasks will significantly help you ensure that your flight goes as smoothly and safely as possible. If you want...

Serious Dangers of a Cracked Muffler

One of the last things you want to experience is having a cracked muffler during flight. Though it may not seem much, the muffler does more than reducing the plane engine's noise. In reality, the muffler has a critical job of preventing the carbon monoxide from the exhaust from entering the plane's cabin. But how does carbon monoxide affect the people on board the flight? Let's find out. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carbon monoxide is a gas produced from burning fuel. This gas is odorless and colorless, making it hard for people even to know they are inhaling it until it's too late....

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