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    Understanding weather – fronts, troughs
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    FrontsA front is the boundary between two air masses ofdifferent temperatures. It may be moving, in whichcase the front is named for the advancing air mass,cold or warm, or it may be stationary. A simplifiedmodel of a front is shown in figure 1. Theadvancing air mass, cold in this case, pushes intothe existing air mass, […] More

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    Types of Clouds

    There many different types of clouds. Take a look and remember these. This will be very important.     Cumulus clouds are the clouds you learned to draw at an early age and that serves as the symbol of all clouds (much like the snowflake symbolizes winter). Their tops are rounded, puffy, and a brilliant […] More

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    Night Vision

    Well since we don’t fly with night vision it’s very important to remember while flying at night a bright light in the cockpit can really make things go bad for you very fast. It can take up to 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust back to normal. When using a flashlight either outside or […] More

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    Private Pilot Privileges and Limitations

    Private Pilot Privileges and Limitations Aircraft Currency Operation Category Class Type Airplane SEL 12,500 Take of weight MEL Turbojet SES FAA Designated MES Also Special Endorsements Complex High Performance Tail Wheel High Altitude More

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    Nav Log

    Filing out a Nav Log can be a little tricky at first. But once you understand how you get these values it becomes much easier. I hope this sample helps you out. I will be adding more in days to come. Right now this is for TOC “Top of the climb” Most DPE’s will want […] More

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    NWKRAFT

    It’s easy for pilots to become so familiar with their routes and aircraft that they feel that they don’t need to perform anything more than these required items to conduct a safe flight. But in addition to the basic requirements, there are a few other preflight items to consider. If you aren’t already incorporating these […] More

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    Category Class And Type

    By far one of the hardest questions I’ve been asked. For whatever reason it just wouldn’t stick in my brain. So here we go. The question. With Respect to certification, privileges, and limitations of airmen define the terms “Category, Class and type? Ok, my biggest deal with this is that you need to have a […] More