Soaring + Handling Risk

July 2, 2018

How dangerous is flying? Doing a quick Google search, you will find many statistics comparing flying to driving. Here are two YouTube videos that analyze this question, One by Trent Palmer and the other by Nicholas Cyganski. The general consensus is that driving is safer than general aviation, but commercial aviation is safer than driving. The two videos and all the other comparisons I’ve read concentrate on powered flight, not gliders. ... Read more

Introduction to Soaring

June 23, 2018

This post is an update to Pilot Edge Experiment. Its been over six months since I started that experiment and I’m happy to say that I did start my PPL training, but it’s on hold indefinitely (more on that below). I was able to get many of my questions answered by reaching out to YouTubers who promote General Aviation, the Reddit flying community, and the instructors and pilots KLHM. Of greater interest, I can say that completing the Pilot Edge CAT program made me much more prepared for my flight lessons, in particular, radio communications. ... Read more

Pilot Edge Experiment

December 28, 2017

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a pilot. The commercial pilot route would have never worked but general aviation has always appealed to me. I’ve done a few discovery flights in a C172 and a R22, and I’ve been up a few times with friends. In total, about 5 hours of flight time. I’m now in a place where can pursue a private pilot license, but there are a few things holding me back. ... Read more

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