Pilots Guide to BasicMed

Third-class medical reform may eliminate the need to visit an AME. If you’ve held a valid medical certificate at any point after July 14, 2006, you may never have to see an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) again under the new BasicMed rule effective May 1, 2017. And for those just getting started, you may be able…

Flying with passengers

Count on this: Each flight will be educational and entertaining for you and for those who join you. Something else to count on: The finer points of how you provide an awesome introduction to aviation will likely go unnoticed by the beneficiaries of your efforts. Covering every element would take volumes, but here are a…

How to pre-flight your iPad

The iPad is now standard equipment for most pilots’ flying, whether as a primary reference for digital charts or as a performance calculator. Something that important demands a quick pre-flight check, just like the airplane and the pilot. You wouldn’t take off without checking how much fuel you have on board – why would you take off…