Dan Ramirez CFI, CFII, MEI, AGI, 5000 + Training hours As a child, I was always fascinated by airplanes. I often wondered what it would be like to fly like a bird.   In 1990, I learned to fly at the Aeroclub at March Air Force Base in Riverside, California. My wife was a secretary … Continued

Register today for the BPT KLAL 2021 “HYBRID” Clinic

To kick off the New Year – and still remain safe and socially-distanced – the 2021 Lakeland, FL [KLAL] BPT Clinic will be a “Hybrid Event,” as follows: BPT Virtual Ground School* on Friday, February 26 2021 Initial and Recurrent Ground School [Online only; open to all pilots, regardless of location] • Friday from 9 … Continued


True or false: The installation of an emergency locator transmitter is not required on training aircraft within a 50 m. radius of the airport where the training flight originated. If an alteration or repair substantially affects an aircraft’s operation in flight, that aircraft must be test flown by an appropriately rated pilot and approved for … Continued

Pilots & Air Traffic Control May Receive Moderna Vaccine With Appropriate Precautions

Following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, the FAA has determined that pilots may receive the vaccine under the conditions of their FAA-issued airman medical certification. FAA Air Traffic Controllers, who are subject to FAA medical clearance, may also receive the vaccine. To maintain the highest level … Continued


1.  As pilot in command, when are you required to wear your safety belt? A.  During flight B.  During takeoff and landing C.  When flying through turbulent conditions D.  During taxi, takeoff and landing and enroute 2. What is the maximum indicated airspeed for flights at or below 2,500 feet AGL within four nautical miles … Continued


Advanced Preflight After Maintenance The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were to conduct more thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service. In-flight emergencies have been the direct … Continued


AVEMCO: AVIATION’S ONLY DIRECT INSURANCE CONNECTON SINCE 1961  Sixty years ago, Avemco Insurance Company became the only direct insurer of GA aircraft. Since that day we’ve built our reputation on three principals: A personalized approach to aircraft insurance. A commitment to prompt and fair settlements that get our customers back in the air quickly. A … Continued

BPT Mourns Aviation Maintenance “Superstar” Dave Monti

It is with a heavy heart that BPT announces the passing of Dave Monti, BPT Director of Maintenance, on Friday, September 27, 2019. Many of you knew Dave through the numerous lectures he presented at BPT Clinics throughout the U.S. Dave conducted walk-arounds with more than 250 BPT pilots every year, helping them complete a … Continued