Read the following articles online at and learn more about flying and the different maneuvers you need to perform to pass your check ride

"Aviation's Top Websites"
(January 2005)
Valuable resources on the Web to research flight instructors, schools or organizations

"In Training: Educational Role Models"
(January 2005)
All about the success of John and Martha King's
teaching techniques

"Revisiting Stick & Rudder"
(February 2005)
Learning the basics makes you a more proficient pilot

"NTSB Debriefer: Don't Bank On It"

(March 2005)
The sharper the turn, the higher the risk

"Learn To Fly"
(March 2005)
Piloting your own airplane is a special opportunity that you should truly take advantage of

"What's All This Flap About?"
(March 2005)
Counting on that extra lift can get to be a drag

"Uncontrolled Airports"
(March 2005)
Flying into and out of these airfields demand much more than just knowing the procedures

"NTSB Debriefer: Pedal To The Metal"
(April 2005)
Using too much rudder can create structural in-flight failures

"Directional Control On Takeoff"
(April 2005)
Second only to landings, problems at the beginning of the flight offer a multitude of challenges

"Flight Planning, The Airline Way"
(April 2005)
Since air carriers fly night and day all over the world, they know how to prepare efficiently

"Cross-Country Log: First Flight"
(May 2005)
Alleviating a non-pilot's fears of little airplanes

"In Training: Powered Parachute"
(May 2005)
Flying low and slow while feeling the wind on your face is an unforgettable experience

"Grassroots: Young Geniuses"
(May 2005)
When do you get too old to be a prodigy?

"Don't Be Dense About Density Altitude"
(May 2005)
As the warm weather arrives, your airplane's performance can really suffer

"NTSB Debriefer: Fill 'Er Up"
(June 2005)
Make fuel management a priority

"Control The Crosswind"
(June 2005)
It can be vexing to any pilot, but is there a right and wrong way to take on the wind?

"The Stigma Of Mayday"
(June 2005)
As reluctant as we all can be to declare an emergency, there are times when nothing else makes sense

"Grassroots: Fences"
(July 2005)
Whether real or imaginary, these obstacles keep us in and others out

"In Training: Certified Fun Instructor"
(August 2005)
The wild and exciting ride to obtaining a CFI-glider rating

"NTSB Debriefer: Turbulent Times"
(August 2005)
Grappling with gusting winds during landings

"Avoiding Midair Collisions"
(August 2005)
Here's what you can do to "see and be seen" when flying into high-traffic airspace

"Top 10 Pilot Errors"
(August 2005)
Here's a smart way to look before you leap onto the next flight

"Cross-Country Log: The Go/No-Go Decision"
(September 2005)
It's better to be safe than sorry

"NTSB Debriefer: Weather-Avoidance Assistance"
(September 2005)
You can't always rely on air traffic control for climate briefings

"Thunderstorms: Managing The Risk"
(September 2005)
Day or night, how do you fly responsibly?

"NTSB Debriefer: The Touchdown Set-Up"
(October 2005)
Be prepared for any last-minute corrections when landing

"Going The Distance In An LSA"
(October 2005)
A cross-country flight of a lifetime in an American Legend Cub proves to be the ultimate road-trip experience

"Busting TFRs"
(October 2005)
Pilots continue to fly into restricted airspace. Are the Feds losing their patience?

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