Month: May 2018

  • Tailwheel

    I’ve already told that I need 250h total time to meet the commercial requiremens, and I considered that I can fly different aircrafts during this time-building for getting additional endorsements. One of the endorsements is a tailwheel one. It is useful both for better airplane control and for future job opportunities: I am considering a […]

  • Night flight

    During my previous visit here I completed almost all commercial requirements related to night hours except one 2-hour cross-country. I wanted to fly it, but some circumstances prevented that flight. This time this flight seemed to happen. I checked the airplane in advance, ensured that we had full tanks and enough oil. Ensured that nobody […]

  • Jacksonville

    Today I made one more cross-country flight to Jacksonville Executive. Our route crossed a restricted area: when it is active, I cannot fly there in specified altitude range. That area can be active during specified hours, or by NOTAM. If it is active, I should avoid it or choose an altitude out of the area […]

  • To be continued

    This post is becoming traditional when I continue my practical training after 1-3 months interruption: blog is still alive, the goal is getting closer. At least I am flying again. I flew more than an hour today and practiced different kinds of take-offs and landings: normal, short field, sort field. Then stalls and steep turns. […]

  • Good books

    I like them. Clear and structured, in question-and-answer format, for all FAA types of checkride preparation.

  • Question Bank for the FAA CPL written

    I am in doubt: I feel that generally I am ready for the FAA CPL written test. I went through the official FAA materials, but I’d like to use some question bank for the evaluation. With EASA subjects it is pretty easy: there are only 2 providers (bgsonline and aviationexam), and both are really cool. […]