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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FAA Issues SFAR for COVID-19 Relief

FAA Issues SFAR for COVID-19 Relief
April 29, 2020 - The FAA issued a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) titled “Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the COVID 19 Outbreak.” The relief extends the expiration dates of certain types of certificate and operating privileges for airman and part 141 flight schools. This SFAR is valid from April 30th 2020 to March 31st 2021, however, most of the provisions are effective...

What To Bring To Your FAA Knowledge Test

What To Bring To Your FAA Knowledge Test
If you’re preparing for an FAA knowledge test and getting ready to schedule your exam, you may be wondering what items you are allowed to bring with you to your test. This is a common question that our team of instructors is often asked. If you have any of the Gleim Aviation FAA knowledge test preparation materials, this information is already provided to you; however, in case you are uncertain, m...

The Blue Lever

The Blue Lever
Between regulatory changes allowing technically advanced aircraft to be used instead of complex aircraft and the rising popularity of aircraft that adopt a Full Authority Digital Engine Control System (FADEC), many flight students are never required to fly aircraft with a propeller control (the blue lever). Training aircraft, such as the Diamond DA42 NG, operate using FADEC with a single power lev...
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The Basics of Ground Reference Maneuvers

The Basics of Ground Reference Maneuvers
Of all the skills student pilots must develop, ground reference maneuvers (including rectangular course, turns around a point, and s-turns),are among the least understood. This article explains why these maneuvers are important and how to execute and conquer them. Why are ground reference maneuvers important? Ground reference maneuvers help students understand the relationship between flight...

The Basics of Stall Recovery

The Basics of Stall Recovery
Inadvertent stalls are are an example and loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) and are a leading cause of fatal general aviation accidents. Many accidents involving stalls are caused by simple distractions. These accidents wouldn’t have occurred if the distractions had been avoided. The number of accidents could be further reduced by using proper technique to recover from a stall when one occurs. Ina...

The Basics of Straight-and-Level and Slow Flight

The Basics of Straight-and-Level and Slow Flight
One of the first maneuvers student pilots learn is how to fly straight-and-level. For a given airplane configuration, this maneuver is successful when the pilot can control the airplane with minimal altitude and heading changes. Except for basic instrument maneuvers, straight-and-level flight is not actually listed as a specific task in the Airman Certification Standards; however, it is a fundamen...

How To Stay Proficient During Quarantine

How To Stay Proficient During Quarantine
The United States was responsible for nearly 1 billion airline passengers (domestically and internationally) in 20181. We've already seen the how that efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic are significantly affecting air travel. There is a growing concern among pilots regarding job security. Airlines are expected to take a $113 billion hit2 due to the lack of passengers and grounded aircraft. A...

PSI Temporarily Closes FAA Knowledge Test Centers

PSI Temporarily Closes FAA Knowledge Test Centers
Update March 24, 2020, 16:08 EDT: This closure only applies to PSI-owned and operated locations. Some PSI locations are operated by third parties. Check with your local testing center for their status. A list of all closed locations can be accessed here. PSI announced they are closing test centers at least through April 13, 2020, as a result of COVID-19. PSI sent out this notice concerning test...
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Sharing Flight Expenses

Sharing Flight Expenses
The FAA published Advisory Circular 61-142, on February 25, 2020, with guidance for pilots who may share flight expenses with passengers consistent with the Federal Aviation Regulations. The new AC 61-142 expands on the previously issued AC 120-12A, Private Carriage vs. Common Carriage, to clarify some ambiguities and provide modern applications. Private Carriage vs. Common Carriage Common c...

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