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Tips to help you fly like a PRO

Flying is a complicated skill. Even for experienced pilots, there are so many variables that can make or break a flight. You have to worry about everything from weather conditions to fuel levels and takeoffs and landings. But even if you’re an experienced pilot, you should still be keeping your skills up to date by learning new ways to fly better and safer than ever before. Here are five tips that will help anyone get the most out of their flights:
 

1. Get periodic training

Training is important to keep yourskills up to date, and it’s a good way to learn new techniques, procedures, and aircraft. Even experienced pilots go into training from time to time to stay in top shape. Training others can also help you retain what you’ve learned, as a flight instructorwho guides aspiring pilots into training it’s a win-win for them as they can both get flight hours, earn and even continuously learn new techniques.

2. Plan all your flights down to the last detail

All successful endeavors begin with a plan, and flying isno different. In order to reach your destination, you’ll want to plan every aspect of your flight from start to finish. This means doing everything from calculating how much fuel you need for each leg of the journey all the way through preparing for landings and takeoffs. You should also make sure that any changes in weather conditions are accounted for before takeoff. If something does go wrong during flight, having a contingency plan will give you peace of mind knowing that everything possible was done beforehand (and if not, having one will help keep panic at bay).Once again, it’s important not just to assume things will go as planned since they never do! To keep yourself safe when landing in bad weather or low visibility conditions: ”plan ahead.” Plan ahead so that if something goes wrong (which happens often), there is an alternate airport nearby where conditions may be better than those where we are trying to land now.”

3. Use checklists for everything

While it may seem like a simple task, you’ll want to make sure that you have everything prepared in advance. Everything from your checklist, to the paperwork you need to fill out before departure.If you’re going somewhere new, use a checklist as a way of gathering all the information needed for your trip and doing research beforehand so that nothing is left out when packing for your flight. You can also use checklists as reminders for things like getting passports renewed or renewing car insurance before leaving on vacation or business trips abroad.

4. Plan your arrivals at least 20 miles out

Plan your arrivals at least 20 miles out. With all the distractions in the cockpit, it’s easy to forget this important step. But if you don’t plan ahead and look at your destination airport on a map, this can leadto confusion when you get there—and that’s when things go downhill fast. If you have time before arriving, take off your headset and pull up aviation charts for reference. Once again, think like an air traffic controller: how would they plan their arrival? What would they do differently than you?

5. Have a go-around plan

 The most important thing you can do to fly like a pro is have a go-around plan. A go-around plan is what you should do if something goes wrong and you need to abort the landing and take off again. The idea behind having one is that it will ensure safety by ensuring that everyone knows what their role is in case of an emergency and that everyone does their job as expected.

Have your go-around plan written down on paper, or at least in your head so you don’t forget it if things get hectic during the flight!Practice this plan when there are no other planes around (in an empty field). 

Practice it with someone who knows how to fly (like a check pilot) until they feel comfortable with it too. After practicing together once or twice, both people should review their respective responsibilities so neither person feels left out when something happens unexpectedly midair!

Even experienced pilot needs to keep their skills up to date, and checklists are the new autopilot. 

When you’re flying a plane, checklists are your new autopilot. They help you do everything from making sure you don’t forget anything to making sure you have a plan B and C if the first one goes wrong. Even if you have years of experience under your belt, it’s important to keep up with new technologies and procedures that can improve safety—especially in the air! In fact, even experienced pilots like yourself will use them regularly (and remember: when we say “checklists,” we mean both “flight plans” and “mental lists”).

Remember, flying isn’t easy. It takes a lot of practice, study and discipline. You’ll be glad you took these steps when you land safely in your destination and look back on the flight with pride—especially if things don’t go perfectly

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