|Interesting Articles from my Skytrekker Newsletters
Crosswind Landings...How do you do that?
The Importance of Being Situational Aware
Weather can Move In Quicker Thank You Think
What is all that Turbulence Going On?
Spring is Almost Here...Except for the Ice
Icing...We're In It!!!
Attitude is Everything...When Flying
Abort-The Emergency Procedure
Diversion Due to Crosswind and Wind Shear
Fuel - Are You Sure We Have Enough?
Motion Sickness Cures
Healthy Agin through Flying
Fabulous Mountain Flying
Flying at Night
Glass Coskpit, The G1000, and Transition Training
Line Up and Wait
The Short Course, Or the Pinch Hitter Course
The Seaplane Adventure
|Older Student Pilots - Never Too Old
Probably the biggest reason people begin to think they're too old to learn to fly has nothing to do with age and everything to do with energy level. If there's one thing true about age, it is that it becomes harder to muster the energy required to hammer away at a new problem. Or old problems, for that matter. Gray has barely begun to streak your hair when you find that you're beginning to lose patience with cold weather, inane conversation, and a million of life's little annoyances. As the world grinds away at you, the constant challenges cause some people to get mentally tired. Life doesn't get easier just because you get older and, in fact, just the opposite can be true. This can cause a person to avoid unnecessary new challenges, such as learning to fly, which definitely isn't good.
Doing new things like learning to fly is one of the guaranteed ways to keep the energy levels up regardless of a person's age. Read more...
Flying over the Sierras
|Books, Supplies, and Equipment
Items required initially for Flight Training
ASA AP30 Pilot Logbook
ASA KB-3Trifold Kneeboard
Sporty's "Private Pilot Training Course"
Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge (FAA-H-808
Airplane Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-3A)
POH - Pilot's Operating Handbook
San Francisco Terminal Chart
ASA - FAR/AIM
Checkmate Aircraft Checklist
Items for Cross Country Training
ASA Airclassics (one or the other)
Micro E6B Flight Computer
E6B Flight Computer
ASA Ultimate Rotating Plotter
View Limiting Device
SFO Sectional Chart
Good Things to Have
California Pilot's Guide - Optima Publications
AOPA - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
To order Pilot Supplies go here