You’re planning a trip to the nearest aviation store. It’s a bit farther than you anticipated so you want to grab everything in one go. You’d rather not drive back the next day. First of all, accept the fact that you’ll return for more supplies later on as you progress into your training. Publications have … Continue reading Items to buy for flight training
This is a short continuation of Part 1 and Part 2 regarding aviation headsets. There are a couple of brands and models available. I’ll mention a few of the popular ones so that you have a starting point for your research. Remember to check out the used market for even better value. If in doubt, … Continue reading Headset review (Part 3 of 3)
There are a couple of legal DOCUMENTS required to be carried on board. A good way to remember them is by using the acronym: AROWJILI. We use another acronym for aircraft equipment and IMSAFEE for crew members. Airworthiness Certificate Registration Owner’s Manual (POH) Weight and Balance Journey Log Insurance Licences + Medical + Radio Licence … Continue reading AROWJILI
Most would’ve heard of the acronym AROWJILI to check that the aircraft is airworthy. What about a check for the crew operating the aircraft? We use the acronym IMSAFEE. Illness In regards to CARs 404.06, you can’t exercise the privileges or your licence/ratings if an illness or injury could impair your ability to do so … Continue reading IMSAFEE
The HASEL check is a safety checklist to help keep aviation safe. It stands for Height, Area, Security/Safety, Engine, Lookout. The acronym HASEL is used as a mnemonic to help pilots remember the checklist without having to rely on a physical checklist. From a flight training perspective, this safety check needs to be completed prior … Continue reading HASEL Check
You’ve been flying for awhile and know that prior to each flight, your instructor will spend around 20-60 minutes briefing you about the exercises that you’ll be practicing for the flight. But you’re thinking, “That’s when I didn't know anything about those exercises”; now that you’re only practicing, you’re wondering why is he/she charging the … Continue reading Why is there 0.1 (or 0.2) of ground briefing?