Roman, his wife Oana, and myself made a cross country flight to Keene, NH today. We had brunch at a diner across the street from the airport – The Dinner Table Restaurant. Pretty good food I have to say! We ended up doing 2.0 flying hours and since Roman had his new GoPro5, he was able to put together this awesome video. It went viral with over 28 views after just a couple of days of posting it on YouTube (mainly my mom).
Working with true vs magnetic and course vs heading can be a bit confusing. This chart summarizes how these different terms come together. Course is what you plot on a sectional while heading is the direction you are pointed at – corrected for wind. Magnetic terms come into play when you correct for magnetic variation and deviation.
The FAA offers a variety of charts and publications designed to aid in navigation – the sectional charts and airport/facility directories are some examples of these.. This cheat sheet summarizes what you need to know for the PPL knowledge test.
Knowing your weather is an integral part of becoming a pilot. I summarized the aviation weather chapter from the Gleim private pilot FAA knowledge test book. This has, by far, been the most difficult chapter in the book – given the amount of memorization required.
I divided the FAA weather services into 3 categories: text, graphic and audio. This is a sort of cheat sheet for all these aids.
This is a summary of all the aeromedical factors covered in the private pilot knowledge test together with examples, corrective action and symptoms.
Having a center of gravity within limits is essential, but an understanding of what it means to have a forward/aft C.G. within that limit is also crucial. A great explanation of this can be found here