Podcast. E-Learning. Shared Experiences.

BE A BETTER PILOT.

Training… You Need It

Training doesn’t just stop once you’re certificated. An instructor is a cheap insurance policy. We’ve compiled some experiences and examples.

Airplane Electrical Short

Rob's student said he couldn’t get the pitot heat to stay on when he was doing his preflight. Turns out, those switches are also circuit breakers.

A Brief Intro to Stalls

In this video we examine the relationship between angle of attack, pilot input, and some examples of good recovery technique.

THE PODCAST

Spread Aviation Podcast is the audio home for veteran, new, and budding aviators, or for those who are just "plane" curious.

Each episode focuses on one or two main topics, with questions from our listeners answered at the end.

Learn what it's like to be an Alaska Bush Pilot as we talk to the legendary Kitty Banner. Listen to a 737 Pilot talk about his emergency descent. But the first episode is one of our favorites!

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Matt and Rob are both entertaining and informative. Whether you're an experienced pilot, a student pilot, or an aspiring pilot, I think you'll find a lot to make you think and make you smile. That's how it's been for me, and my treadmill sessions are now flying by.

– Avid Spread Aviation Podcast Listener

SAFETY IS OUR MISSION. SPREADING IT IS OUR GOAL.

Learning to fly looks like an hourglass.

 

Some of us dream of flying as a kid. We make paper airplanes with paper clips. We envision our childhood street as a runway. We stick our hand out the car window and feel the wind push our fingertips into the air. Others -- many others -- suddenly wake up one morning with a new-found curiosity. One discovery flight later, and suddenly your heart is full, your wallet is empty, and you've got that feeling most people only experience a few dozen times in their life. You know what we're talking about. That feeling.

 

For a brief moment, you're at the exact same spot millions of people have been since December 17th, 1903, when Wilbur and Orville Wright flew an airplane for the first time. The center of the hourglass. Everyone together at one point. 

 

Unfortunately, not all flight training is alike. Instructor quality and experience vary, course material is unstandardized, and misinformation is rampant. A shortage of Certified Flight Instructors (CFIs) is only exacerbating the problem. More importantly, not everyone ends up in the same place. The experiences of new pilots will diverge from others as quickly as they came together.

 

We believe it's imperative that accurate resources and training remain available to all. At Spread Aviation, safety is our mission, and spreading it to as many as possible is our goal. If you've never flown an airplane, give it a try. If you're a pilot, keep learning. Either way, Spread Aviation is here to help.

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