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A Brief History of Flight

A brief history of flight

Nowadays people take it for granted that you can just hop in an airplane and get to the other side of the Earth in less than a day. However, this wasn't always the case. Modern aviation has been around for about a hundred years, although ancient peoples have been dreaming about flight from the dawn of time.

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How to Choose the Right Flying School for You

How to choose the right flying school.

Since the earliest days of aviation, countless people have dreamed of owning and piloting an aircraft of their own. It used to be a hobby for the fortunate few, but aircraft ownership is now surprisingly affordable, and there are also far more flying schools around than ever before.

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Why You Should Attend Sun’n Fun

Why You Should Attend Sun'n Fun

The 45th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo will be held at the Lakeland Linder Airport in Lakeland, Florida from April 2 – 7 this year. I attended last year’s event and I had a blast. This is a huge event with plenty to see and do for at least 2 to 3 days. The great airshows alone are worth the price of admission. If you have just the slightest interest in aviation you don’t want to miss this show. It’s only a 3 hour drive from South Florida. But plan early as hotels in the area get filled up.

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6 Florida Airshows Not to Miss in 2019

6 Florida Airshows Not to Miss in 2019

The favorable climate and geography of the Sunshine State make it almost uniquely suited to the staging of air displays, and its long show season typically runs from January to November.

The 2019 calendar features a wide range of events guaranteed to appeal to aviation and military history enthusiasts, aerobatics fans, vacationers and families looking for a great day out.

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The FAA's ADS-B Mandate - and What You Need to Do About It

The FAA's ADS-B Mandate - What You Need to Do

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is part of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) for air traffic control. It’s a satellite based system which allows pilots to see in the cockpit what air traffic controllers are seeing on the ground, including other aircraft and any potential hazards from weather or terrain. Pilots approaching airports will also be able to see the location of aircraft and support vehicles on the ground, and a collision avoidance system is in development.

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What You Should Know About Aircraft Financing

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The loan process for financing an airplane can be quite different than a car or boat. When you’ve decided it’s time to buy your first plane, it’s important to start the airplane loan process as prepared as possible. Lenders will look at more than just your credit history, they will want to assess the plane and the purpose for owning. Here are a few standard questions you might be asked during the process. Not all of these factors can be a determining factor in how much you are able to borrow.

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Thinking of becoming a pilot. Not sure? Take a “discovery flight.”

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Lots of individuals dream of flying but never actually take a serious look at it. Taking the courses necessary to become a licensed pilot are offered by numerous flight schools all over America. Many flight schools offer “discovery flights” where you can actually take a short flight with an instructor.

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Aviation Flying Clubs: What are they?

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Many aspiring pilots are concerned with not only the cost of earning a private pilot’s license but once they acquire it, if they will be able to afford to fly. Owning a plane or just renting a plane is a very expensive hobby.

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Ever dream of being a commercial pilot?

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If you have, now is probably the best time to take that dream seriously. There is a shortage of pilots now and the shortage will increase dramatically in the coming years.

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