I decided to build this website for one reason… to aid me in my studies to earn my private pilot’s certificate. I learn faster and retain more if I write or type what I’m studying. You’ll probably notice as you navigate the site that, in most cases, I’m simply regurgitating information found in various FAA publications. This is intentional since the FAA is the best source available for aeronautical information. They’re also the guys who pass or fail me during my checkride and oral exams. I’m not trying to be original, I’m trying to learn.
I also learn more by discussing the subjects that I’m covering, so please feel free to comment on any post that interests you.
As anybody who is working on or has gained their private pilot’s certificate knows, there is an enormous amount of information to absorb. And, with safety being the number one concern while learning to fly, the more you know the better off you are.
If you happen to stumble across this website while surfing around the internet, you’re invited to study along with me or just follow along with the posts.
Tips for Using This Website
Read an article a day. I am purposely posting small amounts of information every day so that it is easier to absorb. Studies show that the time that you study past the thirty minute mark in one session is much less effective than the first thirty minutes. Whether you’re an experienced pilot or a student it is a good idea to keep as much information fresh in your mind as possible.
Use the search function. If you want a quick review of a specific topic, type it into the search box and hit enter.
Get involved. Post your thoughts or elaborate on a topic. Teaching others is the fastest way, in my experience, to learn for yourself. Teaching on a subject highlights the holes in your own knowledge of the subject matter.
If you use a feed reader such as Google Reader, I publish full posts to my feeds to make the information easy to access. Just click on the the subscribe link at the top right of the page.
WARNING: Do your own research. Don’t take any information from any source other than the FAA as fact. As pilot in command, it’s your responsibility to be sure you have accurate information before you fly.