How to Interpret Segmented Circles

One of the most common questions we get from students in the Gleim Online Ground School is how to interpret a segmented circle. Many people are confused by the segmented circle figures provided in the FAA Testing Supplement, or believe them to have errors, because they do not seem to have enough information to answer questions about selecting a runway and direction of turns in the traffic pattern....

Tips for Choosing the Best Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying

Tips for Choosing the Best Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying
Preparing for a pilot certification test can be stressful, but choosing exam preparation shouldn’t be. The team at Gleim Aviation designs exam preparation materials and supplements to prepare candidates for success. Here are some tips for choosing the best option for stress-free study! Gleim is proud to offer Online Ground School and FAA Test Prep Online for these pilot ratings: Private, Instru...

Zen Pilot Robert DeLaurentis Releases DVD to Overcome the Fear of Flying

Zen Pilot Robert DeLaurentis Releases DVD to Overcome the Fear of Flying
GAINESVILLE, FL – September 5, 2018 – Gleim Aviation is proud to announce the release of Overcoming the Fear of Flying: Unleashing Potential for Pilots and Passengers. This educational video, which was produced in association with Gleim Aviation, features Robert DeLaurentis, philanthropist and author of Zen Pilot: Flight of Passion and the Journey Within. In Overcoming the Fear of Flying, availabl...
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Remote Pilot Refresher Training Requirements

Remote Pilot Refresher Training Requirements
The Part 107, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) regulations became effective on August 29, 2016. Part 107 created a new remote pilot certificate and streamlined the qualifying process to fly drones for many types of non-recreational purposes. The remote pilot certificate carries a new set of responsibilities for the droves of commercial operators, who are, of course, expected to be profession...
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Preparing for the Instrument Instructor FAA Knowledge Test

Preparing for the Instrument Instructor FAA Knowledge Test
I recently took the FAA knowledge test for Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI) and Flight Instructor Instrument (FII), and it got me thinking about the process of studying for an FAA knowledge test. In this week’s blog, I am going to walk you through my experience and give some tips for success as you prepare for your tests. In order to prepare for the exams, I used the Gleim Aviation FAA Knowle...
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National Aviation Day: From Orville Wright to Space Flight, A Celebration of Aviation Accomplishments

National Aviation Day: From Orville Wright to Space Flight, A Celebration of Aviation Accomplishments
In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed August 19th, the birthday of Orville Wright, the only living Wright brother at the time, to be National Aviation Day. In addition to honoring Orville and his late older brother Wilbur for their accomplishments in engineering the first airplane and successful powered flight, National Aviation Day also serves as a platform to inspire others to join...
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How-To: Take the Guesswork out of Flying by Using Interpolation!

How-To: Take the Guesswork out of Flying by Using Interpolation!
As a pilot, you should be familiar with the flight manual for your aircraft of choice. Aircraft flight manuals contain valuable information about how to safely operate the aircraft under various conditions, including performance charts that help the pilot better predict the behavior of the aircraft. The engineers that develop performance charts assume that the pilot is of an average skill level an...
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Q&A With Flying Musicians Association Solo Scholarship Winner Nathan Nothelle

Q&A With Flying Musicians Association Solo Scholarship Winner Nathan Nothelle
The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is a nonprofit organization built on encouraging pilots to become musicians and musicians to become pilots. The FMA welcomes new members of all skill levels with an instrument or airplane. You can often find members of the organization congregating at aviation events around the country, most recently at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, hosting music jams...
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Gleim Aviation 2019 Editions Now Available

Gleim Aviation 2019 Editions Now Available
Gleim Aviation is excited to announce the release of our 2019 Aviation Knowledge Test Prep materials. The changes and updates to our products reflect the FAA's recent modifications to the Airman Certification Standards (ACS). It is highly recommended that aviation enthusiasts studying to become pilots utilize the latest editions of the Gleim textbooks. Those studying with the Gleim Online Ground S...
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EAA AirVenture: All Things Aviation Come to a (Cheese) Head in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

EAA AirVenture: All Things Aviation Come to a (Cheese) Head in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
The Experimental Aircraft Association was founded by aviation enthusiasts looking to build their own airplanes. Their driving force was a desire to participate in the aviation world at large. Since its inception, the EAA has continued to support inclusiveness and encourages people to participate in aviation however they can. Their love for all things aviation can best be experienced at the annual ...
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High School Musicians Fly Thanks to the Flying Musicians Association

High School Musicians Fly Thanks to the Flying Musicians Association
No one has ever hopped in an airplane as a pilot in command for the first time and flown around the world. Just to obtain a private pilot certificate, one needs to complete at least 35-40 hours of flight training (the national average is 55+ hours completed before becoming certificated) in addition to the hours spent in ground school and studying for the FAA Knowledge Test. You've got to learn to ...
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STEM Aviation Propels a New Approach to Learning

STEM Aviation Propels a New Approach to Learning
Can you still remember the 3 R's from your schoolyard days (reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic)? Of course! Even if it's been a while since someone mentioned them to you, how could you forget? Our children and grandchildren in school these days are learning a new set of letters: STEM. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and it comprises the backbone of our information-...
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