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  1. 4 Factors That Influence Aviation

    Aviation is a tremendous feat once thought impossible, and yet it is now a cornerstone of modern life; flight serves private citizens in travelling the world and businesses in transporting cargo throughout the nation and internationally. However, there are a number of factors that influence aviation, and they must all be managed effectively in order to ensure smooth operation of a given airline. Here are some of the most prominent factors at play in the aviation industry.

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  2. Flying and Automobile Tips for a Recent College Student

    Many college students need a car to transport themselves between work, classes and home. Purchasing a new vehicle and finding the right auto insurance policy provides a challenge, especially for first-time buyers. Check out these tips to guide you through the process and get you driving sooner!

    Organize Your Budget


    Take the time to sit down and assemble a comprehensive budget. Start by cataloging the income you can expect each month. Subtract the cost of monthly ...

    Updated 05-14-2020 at 04:52 PM by kevgardner83

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  3. Staying Safe as an Airplane Pilot

    Flying a plane is an exhilarating experience. At the same time, it can also be complicated and dangerous. Even the most experienced pilots need to follow proper measures to ensure their safety in the air. If you pilot a plane, here are seven safety tips to keep in mind.


    Create and Use a Checklist

    Trying to keep everything that you need for a safe flight straight can be challenging. To ensure that you don’t forget anything in the heat of the moment, create ...

    Updated 04-23-2020 at 08:34 AM by Nels_Anderson

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  4. Back in the Cockpit

    I flew the sim for the 1st time in about a year. (FS2004, aka FS9, aka A Century of Flight) I have recently retired and moved to Florida, so I wanted to explore the area from the air. The program took forever to load on my ancient pc, but eventually I took off from Ocala in a Cherokee 6. Instead of my normal CH yoke, I had plugged in my Logitech joystick. I soon learned that I had forgotten the functions of multiple buttons (and even keyboard controls!) Throttle and stick. I turned east and soon ...
  5. Goodbye Old Friend

    N8439T 6/30/92 - 12/05/19

    This was an article I never wanted to write. Last week I was forced to sell my airplane after 27 years of ownership and something like 1400 hours in the pilot's seat. Unfortunately, running a flightsim fan site is no way to get rich and the past couple of years have been especially tough.

    As a new pilot in 1991 I quickly got tired of renting and started looking for a plane of my own. The FBO at KOWD actually included an aircraft broker who ...
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