The Learning Never Stops!
Aviation is complicated business, and it can be deadly if not undertaken with the right mindset. Our goal here at Code 7700 is to prepare you to avoid the day you will need to Squawk 7700, but if that day ever comes, to prepare you to deal with it competently.
Our Latest Update
You may have heard the term "alpha" as well as "beta" when discussing the aerodynamics of your airplane. Your experience with either term may be limited unless you are operating a fly-by-wire aircraft and the manufacturer decided to give you a look inside all those fancy control laws. If even your aircraft is "fly-by-cable," you should consider alpha and beta. The aircraft may do something you don't expect if you neglect either concept.
Our Previous Update:
Did you just hire a new pilot? How are you going to ensure that pilot fits in? How are you going to give that pilot the best chance at success? There is a lot to consider here. It isn't "just going to happen" by itself.
New Pilot Strategy (the boss's perspective)
A Previous Update
Newly hired pilot? Congratulations! Here are a few pointers on how to come up to speed quickly and avoid those pitfalls which seem to befall so many.
New Pilot Strategy (the pilot's perspective)