FLIGHT AND TECHNICAL PAGES
THE SORTS OF THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A PILOT – LOOK FOR THE LINKED TOPICS A RESOURCE THAT WE HOPE WILL JUST KEEP GROWING
Controls; how planes fly; pre-flight checks; taxying, taking-off and landing; manoeuvres; emergency actions; cross-country flying; instrument flying
Video courtesy anim8ted823
Airworthiness, licensing and regulations; Briefing; rules of the air; signs and signals; airspace and traffic zones
Maps; air-space restrictions; route and fuel planning; courses and headings; drift; radio navigation; GPS
The atmosphere; air pressure, humidity and temperature; winds; clouds; weather patterns; charts and forecasting
Communication and ATC
NOTAMS & Weather Mapping
A weather map for aviators, with pictorial info on winds, visibility, pressure, cloudbase, trends etc. (1.5 MB). This is an excellent site and free to use for forecasting and current conditions in a number of countries.
Please donate if you use it.
Medical and psychological factors; teamwork; cockpit layout; safety equipment
An excellent website with lots of helpful information on this iswww.pilotfriend.com
Details of an Aviation College On-line Course from the USA is atwww.aeroscholars.org
A useful forum group for students and PPLs is www.ukga.com – you won’t get laughed at here; it’s very friendly!