Tag: CPL

  • FAA CPL Written Exam

    Today I passed my CPL written exam. It was relatively easy after all that preparation. I was going to buy Sheppard Air as the best available question bank, but finally I had chosen ASA Prepware, Gleim and AviationExam since they are cheaper and have an one-month subscription option. From my opinion, AviationExam is the best […]

  • 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. […]

  • Air Taxi

    Usually our school students from abroad use Tampa International airport for arrival or departure. It’s about 100 km from here, and the most common way to go there is Uber. But we are flight school students! From my opinion, we should use airplanes! Anyway a lot of us need more flight time, so why not […]

  • Lakeland

    Today I decided to fly to Lakeland for some more VOR practice. Anyway it will be a VFR flight, but our Cessna has a VOR, and it’s better to refresh my skills. Today the airspace here was very busy. A lot of small light aircrafts, some turboprops, and even a jet… The radio communications are […]

  • Cross City

    The route from Crystal River to Cross City is considered rather simple, and a lot of students from our school fly there almost every day. I’ve been there only once, and even that time I wore ‘foggles’, so I’ve seen almost nothing. So today I planned to visit that airport. The route is really easy: […]

  • Night Flight

    FAA CPL applicant should meet some requirements in aeronautical experience specified in 14 CFR ยง 61.129. For example, it requires a night cross-country flight and 10 night landings at the controlled airport. I have some days before returning to Moscow, so I decided to obtain some night experience. Flying at night is really cool. Wind […]

  • Winter Haven

    Winter Haven (KGIF) is an extremely beautiful place. There are two concrete runways and one water runway. Some day I will try it out too in a seaplane, but now I am flying an ASEL (Airplane Single Engine Land) so I have to use concrete or grass runways ๐Ÿ™‚ Flying without GPS is amazing. This […]

  • VFR Again

    The next logical step for Instrument Rating holder is a Commercial License. Finally I can fly without ‘foggles’ or ‘hood’! It’s so beautiful outside! I decided that it does not make sense to follow 141 route for my commercial course. I already have some flight time under my belt above private+IR course minimums, so at […]

  • First Class Medical

    Today I got my first class medical certificate. For pilots there are two classes in Europe: the first one is the highest, and without it one cannot work as pilot. Before that I had the second one because it is cheaper and totally enough for a private pilot certificate (which one I have now). Initial […]

  • Instructors

    Today I’d like to share my personal opinion about flight instructors. I came to the training base of my school when they did not have permanent staff, and I was flying with different instructors during my PPL. At first I’d like to talk about some moments that I knew in theory, but did not always […]