Flight Planning & Navigation
- iFlightPlanner.com: A very helpful online flight planning tool you can use on your PC and mobile devices.
- Plan and explore flight routes with seamless IFR/VFR aviation charts and true route rubberbanding on a Google Maps interface
- View enroute aviation weather, including animated RADAR, color-coded, translated METARs and TAFs, TFRs and graphical AIR/SIGMETs
- Retrieve certified weather briefs
- Perform weight & balance calculations in seconds
- File & close FAA flight plans
- View complete airport information
- Log flight info into your online logbook
- Skyvector.com: A free online flight planning tool with worldwide aeronautical charts, US fuel price checker, airport database and more.
- AOPA Flight Planner: The AOPA flight planner tool is powered by Jeppesen and provides helpful features like transferring your flight plans to EFB's like ForeFlight.
- Aviation Weather Center: The Aviation Weather Center delivers consistent, timely and accurate weather information for the world airspace system.
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- Our own training guides: We cover aspects of your flight training like finding the right CFI, choosing between flight schools and more.
- Boldmethod.com: Online Flight Training Courses and CFI Tools.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X For Pilots Real World Training - Wiley
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Get ready to take flight as two certified flight instructors guide you through the pilot ratings as it is done in the real world, starting with Sport Pilot training, then Private Pilot, followed by the Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, and Air Transport Pilot.Buy now on Amazon
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge: FAA-H-8083-25B (FAA Handbooks series)
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This official FAA handbook has been required reading for more than 30 years. Providing basic knowledge essential for all pilots, from beginning students through to the more advanced certificates, this Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) publication introduces readers to the broad spectrum of knowledge required as they progress through pilot training.Buy now on Amazon
Private Pilot Test Prep 2018: Study & Prepare
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Pilot license candidates studying for the Private and Recreational Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam will find sample questions for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration exam database along with their answers and explanations.Buy now on Amazon
One of the best things about Facebook is the number of groups there are. One of the worst things about Facebook is the number of groups there are. It's often hard to find really active groups that provide real value to their members.
These are some of the groups that have provided the most value and/or fun to us or people we know:
- Aviation Career Mentorship - A Q&A group for the exchange of career building information between seasoned professionals and up-and-coming professionals.
- Flying Friends - A place for Flying Friends to connect and know that they will get good answers to questions and positive support for achievements and good photos.
- Taildragger Pilots United - This forum is for any Taildragger rated pilots and their friends, families and interested parties to join and share Taildragger specific experiences.
- Private Pilots Club - A group for all those who love flying light aircraft and hold or are training for any type of private pilots flying licence.
Other helpful resources
- Garmin 400/500 series sim: Pilot guides and quick reference guides for the Garmin 400/500 series with a simulator to learn the system.