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?
How do you heat up the cabin in your light single? A heat muff surrounds the engine exhaust that would heat the outside air and then pipe it into the cabin. It’s quite energy efficient since it’s simply using the by-product of running the engine so there’s no extra energy required. Alternatively, light twins have … Continue reading Cabin heat in a light single-engine vs twin-engine
Why spend the extra $200-1500 for your own personal aviation headset? Which ones should I get? What’s good value? Like most things in life, it depends. Actually, let’s start even before that. Why even wear a headset? Most planes have a speaker and microphone on board anyways. There are three main reasons: noise fatigue, communications, … Continue reading Why you need a headset (Part 1 of 3)