What Are Light Sport Aircraft?
Light Sport Aircraft (LSAs) are gaining popularity as a less expensive flight training option. Find out why in this article!
Q&A: Sport Pilot Certification
The sport pilot certificate was developed by the FAA in 2007 in order to make flying more affordable and available for some people. A number of student pilots are unable to complete the private pilot certificate due to time and financial constraints. The sport pilot certificate is meant for those who want to fly strictly on a recreational basis.
Q&A: Medical Certificate Requirements for Pilots
In order to keep everyone safe, the FAA requires a pilot medical certificate from an FAA medical examiner prior to flying solo or earning a pilot certificate. Pilot medical requirements vary depending on what kind of pilot you are.
The National Airspace System Explained
The National Airspace System has proven to be a reliable system. In fact, the United States has the safest skies in the world with respect to air transportation. The NAS involves more than just the control tower at your local airport, though.
Your Guide to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
An aviation enthusiast's guide to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Learn how to get tickets, arrival options, lodging options and what to bring to the world's greatest aviation event.
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW) or Maximum Gross Takeoff Weight (MGTOW)
In the FAA's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Max Takeoff Weight is defined as the "maximum allowable weight for takeoff." More specifically, MTOW is a design limitation placed on the aircraft by the aircraft manufacturer during the design and testing process. It's a fixed weight.
Airborne Wifi FAQs: Wifi Takes Flight
Airborne wifi is taking the aviation industry by storm. Airlines and private jet operators are scrambling to add the new technology, while...
A comprehensive list of aviation acronymsn and the corresponding meaning.