Health Matters

    Pilot Mental Fitness The FAA is committed to prioritizing the mental health of pilots.    A July 2023 Office of Inspector General report found that the agency has “comprehensive procedures to evaluate pilots’ psychological health.”   The FAA encourages pilots to seek help if they have a mental-health condition since most, if treated, do not … Continued

Test Your Knowledge

    1. True or false: An airport may not be qualified for alternate use if the navaids use for the final approach are unmonitored. 2. If only one missed approach procedure is available, which of the following conditions is required when conducting “timed approaches from a holding fix”? A. The reported ceiling and visibility … Continued

Tips & Tricks

  Top Six Taxi Tips How to Improve Your Ground Game   By Tom Hoffmann, Managing Editor FAA Safety Briefing   As a student pilot trainee at Long Island’s Mac Arthur Airport (KISP) in Islip, N.Y., my introduction to navigating around an airport was eye-opening to say the least. Besides reviewing my newly purchased Cessna … Continued

AVEMCO Whitepaper

  From the Subjective to the Objective – Making Better Decisions   By Gene Benson, Pilot and Aviation Educator   We make thousands of decisions every day. Most of them are done with little conscious thought, such as whether to eat our soup with a fork or a spoon. Some require more thought but are not terribly … Continued

Safety First

  The Most Dangerous Place in Aviation – The Icy Airport Ramp? By Jason Blair, ATP, CFI-I, MEI-I, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, AGI   So, last winter I remember vividly the moment when I was lying in bed after a visit to my chiropractor thinking, “The most dangerous thing to me losing a medical might … Continued

BPT Spring 2024 Clinics

  JOIN US LIVE AND IN-PERSON — OR ONLINE AND “FLY LATER” — FOR THE UPCOMING BPT Spring 2024 Clinics in: FRESNO, CA [KFAT] April 2024 WAUKESHA, WI 2024 [KUES] May 2024   Each unique weekend experience includes a comprehensive in-person ground school, followed by type-specific, full-immersion training in your aircraft. Clinics are custom-designed for pilots and … Continued