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6 Pieces of Advice for New Pilots


kevgardner83

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Getting your pilot's license is a significant undertaking. You will have invested time and money to accomplish this task. As a pilot, you will be free to operate aircraft that can take you anywhere. Here are some tips to follow as a new pilot.

1. Continue With Your Training

Although you have just completed a significant amount of flying time and studying, you need to keep up to date on your training. You need to be aware of updates to techniques and equipment as you embark on your flying adventure. A basic pilot's license does not include training on all instruments. It would help if you continued to get certifications on as many instruments as possible to further your skills as a pilot. As you complete more training, your experience level will rise, and you will gain confidence in your abilities.

2. Follow All Procedures

Every aircraft has an essential safety checklist that must be followed for its operation. You should have a standard list that is similar to your training materials. You can keep an electronic version handy on your smartphone through cloud computing. You probably took some notes on the basic procedures during your training that you will also want access to. You must follow all the designated guidelines to ensure any aircraft's safe operation and passengers' safety.

3. Plan Your Trip

For every flight you take, you should have a detailed flight plan. You should study this plan and your route. In addition to learning the route, you need to review all projected weather conditions for your travel, so you know what to expect. You should also be aware of the type of terrain you are passing over to ensure a high enough flight path.

In addition to the actual flight, you should prepare for the time you will be on the plane to ensure you have all the essentials you need. This may include food or beverages for sustenance. If your trip involves overnight travel, ensure you have what you need for that piece of the journey.

4. Do Not Take Off in Bad Weather

Inclimate weather is a significant cause of severe plane crashes. You should avoid flying in bad weather at all costs. It would be best if you got a weather briefing from the flight tower before taking off to ensure that conditions are good and not expected to become hazardous during your journey.

5. Protect Passenger Safety

If you have passengers, one of your duties as a pilot is to protect their safety. This includes ensuring a safe travel route that is as free from atmospheric disturbance as possible. This also involves giving a safety briefing to the passengers, so they are familiar with the safety protocols to follow in case of a mishap. The passengers should also be educated on the life-saving equipment available on the aircraft and the proper instructions on how to use it.

6. Inspect the Aircraft

Before any flight, you should inspect the airplane you will be flying. This includes a survey of the exterior engine and parts. You want to make sure there is no visible damage. You also need to inspect the instrument panel to ensure you are familiar with everything and that they are in good working order. You should review the airplane's maintenance logs to see if all routine adjustments have been made to determine the repair history.

Becoming a pilot involves taking on significant responsibility for a complex machine. You also are responsible for any passengers and bystanders who could harm the aircraft's faulty operation. If you follow your training and procedures, you should be successful.

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