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The Various Ways That Pilots Can Earn Flying Hours

Earn Flying Hours: Several Unique Ways To Do It

There are a variety of certifications and ratings that pilots can earn. Some of these only require a few hundred hours; however, those who are looking to apply for a job with the airlines often need 1,500 hours or more. Furthermore, other positions might even require experience flying multi-engine craft or even turbine time. Therefore, how can a new pilot build flight time? There are a few ways that this can be done.

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5 Unique Fly-In Vacation Destinations Made for Pilots to Enjoy

Unique Fly-in Vacation Destinations

Imagine: on your final approach, you look down and see the beautiful remote location where you and your family will be spending the next week. You touch down, taxi to your tiedown, and everyone gets out and looks around. Wow, they say, I never imagined we'd come to a place like this.

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Fun and Necessary Technologies for Your Small Aircraft (which we can help finance)

Fun and Necessary Technology for Your Small Aircraft

Are you missing technology in your plane?

Modern cars are full of technology -- what about your plane? Autos have navigation, collision avoidance, even features to keep you in your lane along with satellite entertainment and video touchscreen control. It's time to think about what new technology your plane needs.

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A Sampling of Small Airports with Some of the Best Food and Views

A Sampling of Small Airports with Some of the Best Food and Views

It's been said about success, happiness and other goals that the journey is more important than the destination. Some airports make particularly memorable waypoints on a cross-country flight or day trip. In addition to topping off the plane's fuel, pilots and passengers can have a satisfying meal and enjoy a view or experience which may not be easily available to those who travel by land.

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Florida Day Trips for Airplane Owners

Florida Day Trips for Airplane Owners

One reason to own your own airplane is the opportunity to add some fun to your everyday life. Although it can be a lot of fun to fly just for the sake of flying, there's something even better about having a destination in mind when you fuel up take to the sky. Aircraft ownership gives you an opportunity to take advantage of that independence.

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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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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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