Posts Tagged ‘Flight Training’

How To Pass Your PPL Theory Exams

Monday, October 5th, 2009


Learning how to chug away merrily through the sky is pretty fantastic when you are actually in the sky. But the party doesn’t end there – ground based excitement also abounds in your pilot training course. This article will be looking at how to pass these thrilling aviationally related papers of joy in the easiest manner, while also actually learning what they are talking about. That’s kind of important too.

Otherwise you'll be flying towards this scene. If you're into that kind of thing.

If you don't know your stuff, you could well be flying towards this scene. If you're into that whole weird Jesus thing.


How To Choose A Flight School

Saturday, July 18th, 2009


Choosing a flight school can be a daunting process when you are new to the aviation scene. If you are wanting to learn how to plunge upwards into the sky in a winged mechanical beast (and billow cash from all windows in the process) – it’s always a bonus if you can find one that you won’t be a miserable at.

This article will be exploring how to find an organisation that will enable you to flourish in your aviationally related endeavours, and what questions you need to be asking to make sure it really is ‘the one’.

While primarily aimed at UK pilots, this should be pretty useful for anyone embarking on their flight training ladder of destiny.

Video #8: Aircraft Drag

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

An explanation of Induced Drag and Parasitic (form and skin) Drag. It is really, really exciting.

I certainly hope you find this enthrallingly entertaining.

How To Become A Pilot

Monday, June 29th, 2009

how to become a pilot

So you want to become a pilot. You’re either a fresh faced and dewy eyed teenager, or an *insert job title here* disillusioned with the whole *insert job description here* thing.

But how, I hear you ask, do I join the elite and illustrious ranks of the airborne aviationally related careered heroes and heroines of the sky?

This article is a showcase and collection on what is on offer within If you look around further and deeper inside the murky depths of this very site, you will be rewarded with an avalanche of information that should answer most of your questions. If not, mosey on over to our forums!

Video #7: Secondary Effects

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Sorry for the wait – here’s the next video!

Covering a dazzling array of topics, including Adverse Yaw, Secondary Effects of the Primary Flight Controls, Frise and Differential Ailerons, How the propeller effects flight, and just things to bare in mind to ensure a crash free flight.

There was a lot of content to get through in this one, so apologies that it isn’t very entertaining. Hopefully the Thunderbirds theme tune will gloss over that. Anything is made brilliant with the Thunderbirds theme tune.

By the way, if anyone has any ideas for articles, I am all ears! Just shout an email at me!

Modular or Integrated Flight Training?

Monday, June 8th, 2009


So, you’re one of the fortunate ones who have managed to secure some sort of finance, or have got a bank account which is grotesquely oozing cash at the seams (damn you!), and you have the freedom to make the choice between an integrated or modular path for your flight training.

In this article, we shall be examining the good points of both routes, and explaining exactly what goes on in each of them.


Record Losses at BA

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Okay, so the above image may well be a little misleading, as £400m losses are probably a deck chair off the Titanic that is BA’s bank account – but the fact they are the worst losses since privatisation in 1987 still stands.

Why am I writing this on what is a website mainly focussing on the truly thrilling world of flight training? Because results like this should be affecting the decisions made by commercial pilots in the making. If the airlines are making losses, and are showing negative growth across the board, they are certainly not going to be looking to hire fresh faced and bright eyed new pilots. Just look at my current CV record:

My one reply was rather blunt.

My one reply was rather blunt.