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  1. What New Pilots Need To Know About Airplane Engines

    If you're working towards your pilot's license, you can't wait for the freedom of flying wherever you want in your own plane. Whether your dream about soaring over the coast or gliding over mountains, there are a few things you need to know about your craft's engine before you take off on your own. Educate yourself about these parts of your engine long before your first solo flight.

    Learn the Different Parts
    There are many different parts of air craft, and you must understand ...
  2. Pilot Training 101

    We have come a long way since the plane was first invented in the early part of the 20th century. It was an incredible engineering feat then, and they have only gotten more impressive. As part of your pilot training, you should get to know your aircraft inside and out – but here are the basic parts to get you started.

    The “Power Plant”
    One of the most complex parts of air craft, the power plant includes the propeller and the engine, which generate the power. This part of the ...
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  3. Visit From An Old Flightsim Friend

    Most of us get to know a variety of people through flightsimming. We've had many people come and go during all the years we've been running FlightSim.Com. Back around 1999 to 2001 a fellow named Bruno Barreiros was part of the team here, helping us with the news that we published.

    Just recently, Bruno reconnected with us and he's certainly moved up in the aviation world! Instead of just simming on the computer, Bruno now drives real A320's and A340's around the sky for a Portuguese ...
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