The Oshkosh Arrival Challenge

The Oshkosh Arrival Challenge

If you have a flight simulator, I have a challenge for you. Over on the Clayviation YouTube channel, we’ve just finished up a series entitled “Bucket List Flights: Flying To Oshkosh.” Over the course of five flight legs, we have used X-Plane 11 to travel from...
Getting Started With A Flight Simulator

Getting Started With A Flight Simulator

For a pilot in training, adding a home simulator setup is an easy and cost effective way to study and practice various aspects of aviation.  With technology where it is today, it doesn’t take investing a fortune to get up and running with a sim. ...
Take The Pressure Off: The Basics Of Trim

Take The Pressure Off: The Basics Of Trim

“Let go of the controls and see what happens.” For an eager student pilot looking to learn to control the airplane, most of the tasks of even basic airplane control seem like hard work. There’s so much to think about, and constant corrections and control inputs. Even...
Flying At Night

Flying At Night

One of my first flights was at night. I was a passenger in a Cessna 172 on a hop up to Chattanooga. The pilot was my friend and future instructor. I was still a little uneasy about flying – something that a few hours of flight training helped to take away. Every...