New and used pilot headsets for sale

We all know how expensive aviation can be. Even the most basic items like a headset can really get up there in price. I believe that needs to change and I’m aiming to do things differently by offering innovative and …

Free Study Guide For FAA Written

If you are studying for the Private Pilot FAA Written exam or your checkride oral exam there is a 100% free study guide available at Part Time Pilot.  Over 200 slides breaking down private pilot concepts into easy to understand …

Private Pilot Course. Aviation Careers

If you’re looking for a private pilot course to help with your studies then there are several available but this new course is about the inspiration and the motivation to learn to fly and to keep flying once you’re qualified. …

Bush Flying on a PPL

Bush flying is a big topic covering many diverse areas of aerial activity so for this post we’ll concentrate on fixed wing flying only. Bush flying refers to aviation that takes place away from conventional airfields and airports. It is …

General Aviation News

If there are any specific General Aviation news feeds you would like to see displayed here then please let us know. It can be news or blog feed. Note: If you’re accessing US links from within the European Union you …

The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle

Patrick Mullane is the author of The Father, Son, and Holy Shuttle: Growing Up an Astronaut’s Kid in the Glorious 80s, available at Amazon.com in paperback, Kindle e-book, and audiobook. He is the Executive Director of Harvard Business School Online …

LEGO “Queen of the Skies” Flight Deck

Ever imagined the “Queen of the skies” Boeing 747 flight deck made of LEGO?  Well a LEGO fan has created just that, and one day you might be able to have one yourself! The Boeing 747 Cockpit on LEGO Ideas is …

Why Learn To Fly? What’s The Attraction?

Why learn to fly? Why spend all that money on flying lessons and pilot kit that might be better spent on other things? The answers vary from pilot to pilot and perhaps the only way to find out is to …

Pipistrel Electric Aircraft

In this post we’re going to introduce you to three Pipistrel electric aircraft; the Taurus, the Alpha, and the recently EASA certified Velis Electro. If you would prefer to watch and listen to a video version of this post then …

Electric Aircraft, Electrically Powered Flight

In this post we’re going to provide a brief overview of the latest developments in electric aircraft and electrically powered aviation. Electric powered aviation is shaking up the aerospace industry. While the road transport industry has focused on the electric …

Light Sport Aircraft For Sale

There’s a healthy stock of light sport aircraft for sale in variouis countries now that this section of the General Aviation market is firmly established. In just a few years light sport aircraft have become an integral part of the …

Celebrity Pilots, Famous Faces In Aviation

We have compiled this list of celebrity pilots in USA after the feedback received about our older post concerning celebrity pilots in the UK. The geography and climate of the USA have been partly responsible for a more open and …

Polly Vacher

Polly Vacher is a British aviator known for long distance solo flights made in the name of raising money for the charity Flying Scholarships for the Disabled. Born in 1944 in Devon, England, she did not obtain her private pilot …

Mélanie Astles

Mélanie Astles is a French aerobatics champion. Born in Rugby, England, on May 30, 1982, Mélanie moved with her parents to France at age three.  She was educated in Monaco but left school out of boredom and did not graduate. She …

Women In Aviation 1980 – Present Day

In times of war women have always wanted to serve their country and this impulse lead to a sharp rise in the number of women in aviation, just as it did with me. At the onset of World War I, …

Women in Aviation After World War II

There were plenty of women in aviation after World War II as many had been recruited and trained as pilots in the United States. There were former WASP pilots who had flown for the Civil War Patrol and pilots who …

Pioneer Women Pilots 1900 – 1945

Both women and men had always been fascinated by the dream of flight. Women had gone up in hot air balloons soon after they’d been invented in the 1700s, and as soon as practical airplanes became available, women wanted to …