Managing Stress in Aviation

Managing Stress in Aviation
Stress management is a topic that is often talked about in aviation theory but hardly ever utilized in practice. Students are often unaware of the reason why their training performance is declining or plateauing, even after flying for a significant amount of time. Although there could be several reasons for the slump, stress is a major contributor, and it is often overlooked by flight instructors ...

Getting to Know Your Airplane

Getting to Know Your Airplane
How well do you know your aircraft? Whether you’ve been flying the same aircraft for several years, or are transitioning into a new make and model, knowing your plane is crucial to understanding its systems and limitations. Prior to a first solo flight, a student pilot will complete a presolo knowledge exam. This exam will, in part, ask about the aircraft intended for use on the flight to help ens...

Gleim Releases 2021 Edition Private, Instrument, and Commercial Knowledge Test Prep Materials, FAR/AIM

Gleim Releases 2021 Edition Private, Instrument, and Commercial Knowledge Test Prep Materials, FAR/AIM
Gleim Aviation is proud to announce the release of the 2021 FAA Knowledge Test Prep editions for Private Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Commercial Pilot, and the 2021 FAR/AIM book. The Gleim FAA Knowledge Test Prep books provide students with the easiest, fastest, and least-expensive means of passing the FAA knowledge test. The Gleim Knowledge Transfer Outlines at the beginning of each study unit...

Hazards Associated with Microbursts

Hazards Associated with Microbursts
Summer is here, and although there will be plenty of perfect flying days, pilots should be prepared for volatile weather, such as thunderstorms, which can pop up quickly and unexpectedly. While there are many hazards associated with thunderstorms, this article specifically addresses microbursts. Formation When a thunderstorm develops, the updraft can be so strong that it suspends large a...

What’s included in a Gleim Aviation Pilot Kit?

What’s included in a Gleim Aviation Pilot Kit?
When it comes to providing a complete training program, Gleim has you covered. Our pilot training kits include all the training resources you need to master both the knowledge and practical test for every level of training. We like to say that our pilot training kits include "everything but your CFI and an airplane." Check out the contents of the Gleim Aviation pilot kit in the video below. We'...

Robert DeLaurentis, Zen Pilot, Completes Gleim Leg of Polar Circumnavigation

Robert DeLaurentis, Zen Pilot, Completes Gleim Leg of Polar Circumnavigation
Gleim Aviation is proud to support Robert DeLaurentis, Zen Pilot, as he completes the Pitea, Sweden to Borlange, Sweden leg of the Polar Circumnavigation of the Citizen of the World! The flight is promoting STEM education, aviation safety, technology, and peace. This article below is provided by DeLaurentis. -- The flight from Petea, Sweden to Borlange, Sweden is the Gleim Aviation leg o...
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NOTAMS: Know Before You Go

NOTAMS: Know Before You Go
The summer flying season is upon us, which means air traffic within the general aviation community will be picking up. To ensure a safe and orderly flight, it is imperative that pilots check the NOTAMs before every flight for information on TFRs, runway or airport closures, drone operations, etc. NTAP Discontinued in June If you are are planning a flight, be aware that the Notices to Airmen ...

Interactive E-6B Flight Computer Available Online for FREE

Interactive E-6B Flight Computer Available Online for FREE
Every pilot will use a variation of the E-6B flight computer for flight planning calculations. The traditional E-6B is primarily used during flight training, as many pilots opt to use online flight planning apps post training. While some students use electronic E-6B computers, the manual E-6B flight computer has some significant advantages, including lower cost and reliability without power. The m...

Understanding Eights-On-Pylons and Pivotal Altitude

Understanding Eights-On-Pylons and Pivotal Altitude
During commercial pilot training, advanced maneuvers are required to further evaluate the student’s piloting abilities; one such maneuver is eights-on-pylons. In this maneuver, students are required to demonstrate a strong ability to divide attention between precise control of the aircraft while turning around a ground reference at a specific pivotal altitude, which is constantly changing with the...

Aerospace Center for Excellence Partners with Gleim to Produce Virtual Aviation Summer Camp

Aerospace Center for Excellence Partners with Gleim to Produce Virtual Aviation Summer Camp
Gleim Aviation is thrilled to partner with the Aerospace Center for Excellence to help produce their Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp. The 6-week camp begins on June 15th, is designed for students 11-17 years old, and features exciting aviation lessons, virtual field trips, and interviews with aerospace professionals. Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp is FREE for all to participa...

How to Confidently Communicate on the Radios

How to Confidently Communicate on the Radios
Many pilots struggle with radio communication. This task is often overlooked when people decide to become pilots, but the struggle is not just limited to students. Just like learning any other language, it may initially be challenging, but once you memorize the vocabulary and develop a keen understanding of “radio grammar,” speaking on the radios becomes second nature. Here are some tips to help a...
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Flight Simulator Yoke Review and Compare

Flight Simulator Yoke Review and Compare
Gleim Aviation Chief Instructor, Paul Duty, reviews and compares several types of flight control systems for home flight simulators. If you have any questions or suggestions for another video about flight simulation, please contact us. Thanks for watching!  Links to buy and Time Stamps: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick - 0:50 CH Products Flight Sim Yoke (not recommended) - 2:05 Logi...
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