Welcome to the Flight Training blog

Welcome everyone. Before we begin posting regular updates, I thought I would give you some insight into the blog and what we hope to accomplish and cover.

First and foremost, I think this blog will help to roundout AOPA’s large offerings of blogs. We already offer Reporting Points, which offers general aviation industry insight and opinion, as well as a blog from Craig Fuller, AOPA’s president. You can see the full list here. But we never comment on flight training topics on these blogs, so I felt it was time to get that perspective out there.

We’ll cover everything from flight training industry news and events, to advice for students, and even some aviation career content. To that end, airline captain Chip Wright will be contributing his advice and insight, which I think will interest anyone who’s ever considered an aviation career. Check out his bio in a later post.

Like all blogs, the intent is to have a conversation, which means we need input from readers. We encourage you to provide your own opinions, questions, and observations. The more we get, the more interesting it will be to read. So please be an active participant.

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy the new Flight Training blog.

Ian Twombly

Deputy Editor


    Dear Ian,
    I found this Blog in “Flight Training” magazine, Generally very good idea for student Pilots to exchange their experiences and ideas, however I, couldn’t find a way to leave a question to ask from other Blogers. Please forward info. On how I can participate in the Blog With questions.

  • http://www.southernwings.co.nz/ Flight Training

    Being a good pilot is not really easy unless you take the right flight training and true dedication.

  • Cathy Rickers

    I am looking for advice from others who may have had trouble learning rudder skills when taking off and landing. My CFI is super patient and doing his best to help, but I am still struggling with this issue. I am still fairly new to flying — just 9 hours so far.