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Pilots and Piloting

Pilots are as diverse as the aircraft they fly - but most share at least one thing in common: a passion for flying. In this section we look at the training requirements, regulations and career opportunities that await those who fly.
  1. Careers (20)
  2. Famous Pilots (4)
  3. Flying Destinations (5)
  4. New Technology (24)
  5. Regulations (29)
  6. Training (66)

4 Summer Fly-In Destinations You'll Love
If you're getting the aircraft ready after a long winter in the hangar, you're probably already attending local pancake breakfasts and have plans to travel this summer. If you're looking for somewhere new to go, consider these four great summer fly-in destinations that the whole family can enjoy.

Aviation Legends Honored at NBAA 2010
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt and NBAA President honored five aviation legends as Wright Brothers Master Pilots at NBAA 2010.

8 Steps to Aircraft Ownership
Aircraft ownership might seem like a dream for the average pilot, but those who have gone through it know that buying an airplane can be a real nightmare!

Buying an Airplane: Can You Afford It?
Buying an airplane can definitely be affordable, but it’s not for everyone. Your specific financial situation and how you measure value as it relates to aircraft ownership will determine if you’re ready to take the plunge into aircraft ownership.

Buying an Airplane: Choosing the Right Airplane
Aircraft ownership comes with a lot of decisions, but if you stay focused on your specific needs, choosing the right one will be easier.

Buying an Airplane: Ownership Options
The cost of aircraft ownership is high, especially for the typical general aviation pilot. There are ways to reduce the financial burden of buying an airplane, though, such as entering into an agreement with others to share the cost.

Buying an Airplane: Reducing the Cost of Ownership
For many, purchasing an airplane is thought to be an unattainable dream. Aircraft ownership can become a reality, though, if you do some research and find creative ways to make the cost manageable.

How to Plan a VFR Cross Country Flight
Planning a cross-country flight can seem like a daunting task. Flight planning can be a lot of work but the more you do it, the easier it gets! Here's a step-by-step process to break it down into pieces:

Top 12 Gifts for Professional Pilots
Need a gift for a pilot? Professional pilots are sometimes difficult to buy gifts for. They usually have all of their necessary pilot supplies on hand already and even if they don't, many are very specific about their preferences regarding flying "stuff." Nevertheless, here are a few gift ideas for pilots that are sure to please.

Top 12 Gifts for Aircraft Owners
Aircraft Owners always need supplies. But if you aren't a pilot or aircraft owner yourself, you might be wondering what, specifically, an aircraft owner wants or needs. Here are some ideas for what get an aircraft owner for Christmas or other special occasion.

Fantastic Aviation Finds on Etsy.com
The WWII radial piston iphone dock makes a great gift for a pilot or aviation enthusiast.

A Complete Guide to Aviation Gifts
Here's an entire gift guide for various types of aviation fans. Here, you'll find over 50 aviation gift ideas for flight instructors, airline pilots, aircraft owners and even the plain old aviation enthusiast!

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