The secret codes airlines don’t want you to know!

The secret codes airlines don’t want you to know!

You might want to sit back, relax and zone out on your next flight. But if you’re eager to know if the pilot is expecting delays, if your plane has been hijacked or even if a member of cabin crew is being rude. Listen for these key phrases. Pilotspeak is used by all...
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Ask for on a Plane

10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Ask for on a Plane

Though you probably know a few hacks for upgrading to a better seat before you hop a plane, not everyone is of everything you can ask for while in the air. Every plane has different amenities and what you’re offered on a 7-hour flight across the Atlantic might not be...
The Problem With Flight Training

The Problem With Flight Training

A catchall phrase, pilot error, is assigned either as a broad cause or a factor in upwards of 90 percent of general aviation accidents. But pilot error comes in two distinctly different flavors: tactical errors, which can be attributed directly to a pilot’s chosen...
Saving The Cessna Caravan

Saving The Cessna Caravan

There’s virtually no substitute for Cessna’s Model 208 Caravan as an economical, high-volume utility airplane. That’s why it was a shock to the industry when the FAA considered revoking the Caravan’s “known ice” certification. After becoming indispensable...
On A Mission: Best Practices On Thunderstorm Avoidance

On A Mission: Best Practices On Thunderstorm Avoidance

Thunderstorms can impede our progress any time of the year. If we kept the plane in the hangar every time a forecast called for them, however, we’d almost never fly in the spring and summer months. To learn how to safely dispatch and conduct a flight in areas of...
You Are The Backup To Safety Enhancing Aircraft Avionics

You Are The Backup To Safety Enhancing Aircraft Avionics

There’s no going back—we are in an era of high-tech avionics and cockpit automation. Even some LSAs are sporting “glass” cockpits and simple autopilots; cross-country airplanes sport panels and equipment unheard of even in high-end turbines scant years...