North Dakota Flight Instructor Starts STEM Aviation Program, Shares Insights

North Dakota Flight Instructor Starts STEM Aviation Program, Shares Insights
Having just returned from winter break, Thomas Sando, Aviation Instructor at Williston High School in Williston, North Dakota, is launching his second semester teaching aviation. His students are getting a head start as pilots with the school’s new STEM Aviation program, and we wanted to share his success! What is STEM? Thomas spoke with Gleim about teaching high school aviation and shared some ...
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How to Choose Your Flight School

How to Choose Your Flight School
Have you decided that this year is the year you will learn to fly but don’t know where to start? If you asked your new smart device and are still confused by the different types of flight schools, fear not; we can help illuminate your path to finding the right flight school to fit your needs. One of the best ways to pin down the right flight school is to select one based on how you intend to fl...
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New Year’s Resolutions with Jayla, Student Pilot and Ninety-Nines Scholarship Recipient

New Year’s Resolutions with Jayla, Student Pilot and Ninety-Nines Scholarship Recipient
As 2019 kicks off, we challenge you to take charge of your own flight training goals and seize the day to prioritize them. This past September, we introduced you to Jayla Johnson,17, who is pursuing her pilot certificate while balancing high school, playing sports, and preparing for college! Although Jayla’s flight training is taking longer than she anticipated, she is making progress toward her g...
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12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Pro Flight Multi-Instrument Panel

12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Pro Flight Multi-Instrument Panel
Although the simulator screen can display all of the necessary instruments, many flight simulator enthusiasts would rather have a dedicated display for each instrument, just like in a real airplane. For a truly dynamic flight simulator experience, consider adding the Logitech Pro Flight Multi-Instrument Panel to display your flight instruments. With the capability to display any of fifteen diff...
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12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Pro Flight Autopilot Multi Panel

12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Pro Flight Autopilot Multi Panel
Are you feeling overworked in the simulator? Reduce pilot workload with the Logitech Pro Flight Autopilot Multi Panel. This fully functioning autopilot control panel allows you to manage the flight deck just like the pros. The LED display integrates seamlessly with the flight simulator software so that any changes made with the panel are immediately reflected onscreen. Simply select the desired he...
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12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Pro Flight Switch Controller

12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Pro Flight Switch Controller
If you are looking to add a versatile accessory to your flight simulator, this is it. The Logitech Pro Flight Switch Controller controls landing gear, lights, engine ignition, and other important aircraft functions all from one compact unit. A five-position magneto switch allows you to realistically start the aircraft engine, and thirteen rocker switches enable you to manipulate various aircraft s...
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12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Pro Flight Radio Panel

12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Pro Flight Radio Panel
Pilots use a multitude of dials and knobs to change settings on radios, talk with Air Traffic Control, and navigate the aircraft, but these functions can be challenging to integrate into flight simulation without the proper hardware. Instead of trying to adjust the equipment depicted on screen using clunky mouse clicks or keyboard controls, you can use real buttons and knobs just like in an actual...
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How to Stay Safe During Winter Flight Operations

How to Stay Safe During Winter Flight Operations
Today is the first day of winter, and with the cooler temperatures come new challenges for pilots across the country. Regardless of whether you spend the winter months flying in sunny Florida or not-so-sunny Alaska, the changing seasons should change how your prepare for your flights. However, flying in winter is not any more dangerous than in any other time of the year as long as pilots continue ...
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12 Days of Flight Sim: X-Plane Flight Training Course

12 Days of Flight Sim: X-Plane Flight Training Course
An airplane is not always the most efficient classroom, and it certainly is not the cheapest. The Gleim X-Plane Flight Training Course brings the classroom back down to the ground. It uses the incredibly intelligent X-Plane software as the foundation for teaching aviation through simulation. Students who learn to fly with this course can expect to save thousands of dollars on their flight training...
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12 Days of Flight Sim: X-Plane 11

12 Days of Flight Sim: X-Plane 11
X-Plane is the most modern flight simulator–still a simulation, but closer to reality than ever before! It is an exciting simulator for pilots, aspiring pilots, and aviation enthusiast everywhere! X-Plane is not a game but an engineering tool that can be used to predict the flying qualities of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft with incredible accuracy. Because X-Plane predicts the performance and h...
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12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick

12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick
Many people who are new to flight simulation use a mouse and keyboard to control the aircraft, but using these rudimentary controls limits their ability to fly precisely or develop proper coordination. The Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick is the perfect accessory to enable realistic control for your flight simulator at an affordable price. Ideal for practicing in aircraft that feature a center-...
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12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech G Pro Flight Rudder Pedals

12 Days of Flight Sim: Logitech G Pro Flight Rudder Pedals
Enhance your personal flight simulator with rudder pedals to enhance the flight experience. Similar to a boat’s rudder, an airplane’s rudder gives the pilot directional control. In other words, the rudder pedals allow the pilot to swing (yaw) the airplane's nose left and right. In addition, the rudder pedals are typically used to steer the airplane and brake while it is on the ground. So, it is im...
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