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5 Bad Habits That Student Pilots Need To Avoid

Pilot training is a challenging and exciting journey that opens new horizons, both as a hobby and as a career. Like any other vocation, avoiding bad habits from the start is best, and is key to making you a better, more skilled pilot. Here are some of the most common examples.

  1. Easy is more important than right: While technology offers pilots a fantastic set of gadgets and instruments that make flying easier, it’s important to rather focus on basic flight skills. These are the skills that you’ll need to rely on at all times as a pilot, especially in challenging or dangerous situations. Being a well-rounded pilot means enjoying what the high-tech world offers, but still knowing that you can manage without it.
  2. Stick and rudder: This is a phrase used to characterize students who focus all their energy on the “stick and rudder” aspects of their license and ignore the knowledge portion. This not only can delay your license, it will also limit your understanding of aircraft and safety procedures, which is essential to making the calculated decisions that will keep you, your crew and others safe.
  3. Dismissing the importance of checklists and aviation rules: While flying is exciting, it is not without considerable risk to you as well as the public. The checklists, rules and procedures that seem boring and routine are there to help ensure everyone’s safety – something that is paramount in the life of a good pilot. Missing just one item on a checklist could land you with expensive damages, a bad reputation, and place lives in danger.
  4. Focusing only on your first solo flight: This is a significant landmark in any student’s life, and deserves proper attention – but it shouldn’t give you tunnel vision. Focus on any areas that you are struggling with, like landings, or give yourself a break and ask your instructor if you can practice maneuvers for a while. Your first solo is important – but it’s not the only thing that matters.
  5. Focusing only on the greaser landing: Another area where students frequently get tunnel vision is on acing their landing. Yes, the often-repeated saying that “flying is easy, it’s the landing that’s hard” is fairly true, but that doesn’t mean a greaser is the only way to go. Focus on a safe landing, rather than the one that’s supposed to be perfect.

Visit our flight school at Monmouth Executive Airport in NJ for your flying lessons 

When it comes to choosing from the best flight schools in New Jersey, experience is everything. Our flight school has over 20 years of pilot training experience in training professional and amateur pilots in a range of 10 different aircraft, as well as logging over 68,000 flight instruction and rental hours.

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to enjoy scenic open skies as you learn to fly.

For more information about our flight school and flying lessons, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

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What Are The New Airman Certification Standards (ACS) All About?

As of June 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised the Airman Certification Standards (ACS) for the Private Pilot Airplane certificate. These new standards come into effect on June 12 and will apply to all applicants going forward in an effort to make test standards more relevant and applicable to today’s flying. Here are some insights from Monmouth Executive Airport in New Jersey.

Why were the ACS changed? 

This was done primarily to remove out-of-date questions and enhance safety/risk management and relevant elements in order to change the airman knowledge test from a rote exercise into one with real value to applicants. It is now more task-specific, develops clear standards for aeronautical knowledge elements in regulations, and contains relevant knowledge that covers what airmen really need to know for safe operation. Pilot knowledge and practical testing is now more effectively integrated to improve test standards and make them more in line with the rapidly changing cockpit and aircraft technology that pilots will face.

This is just the first phase of changes and the ACS will expand to affect other certifications and ratings, including replacing the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the Commercial Pilot Airplane Certificate, Instructor ACS and Aircraft Mechanics ACS.

Will this make getting a private pilot’s certification difficult or longer? 

These revisions keep testing comparable to the previous method in level of difficulty, time and the amount of information students are expected to learn. The process is simply more streamlined, standardized and contains more relevant information than the previous testing process.

Who developed the new ACS? 

It is important to note that the new ACS were not developed in isolation by the FAA. They were developed through collaboration with a group of aviation experts including advocacy groups, instructor groups, academics, test prep providers, field experts, parts training providers and even manufacturers. This is to ensure that the new ACS offer a comprehensive training and testing space for students that delivers the skills and knowledge to face likely issues and challenges as pilots.

Want to learn to fly? Pick our flight school in NJ! 

When it comes to choosing from the best flight schools in New Jersey, experience is everything. Our flight school has over 20 years of pilot training experience in training professional and amateur pilots in a range of 10 different aircraft, as well as logging over 68,000 flight instruction and rental hours.

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on premises and our location outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations means that you get to enjoy scenic open skies as you learn to fly.

For more information about our flight school in New Jersey and flying lessons, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ and contact us today.

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Realize your dream to fly – Join Monmouth Executive Airport’s flight school in 2016

Whether you’re fresh out of school, looking for a career change, or want to learn a new and exciting hobby, flying lessons could be exactly what you need. Eagles View Flight School in New Jersey is located at Monmouth Executive Airport and we’re the perfect place to realize your potential to touch the skies.

Our flight school’s requirements for a pilot’s license are: 

  • That you are 17 years or older.
  • That you have passed the Federal Aviation Authority’s medical examination (a screening process that rules out certain medical conditions, including heart attack risks, fainting spells and seizures).
  • That you pass a vision assessment.
  • That you pass an aeronautical written test.
  • That you receive flight training and a logbook endorsement from our certified instructors.
  • That you log ground and flight training from a certified instructor in your specific aircraft category and class rating.
  • That you log at least 40 hours of flight time, including 20 hours of flight training from a certified instructor and 10 hours of solo flight training.

Why choose us for flying lessons? 

When it comes to choosing from the best flight schools in New Jersey, experience is everything. Our school has more than 20 years of pilot training experience in training professional and amateur pilots in a range of 10 different aircraft, as well as logging over 68 000 flight instruction and rental hours.

We have our own FAA certified A&P/IA on site and our location, outside of the crowded New York area airspace designations, means you get to enjoy scenic open skies as you learn to fly.

For more information about our flight school and flying lessons, please visit our website at http://monmouthjetcenter.com/ or contact us today.

 

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How to choose a flight school

BLM_picWhether you’re fresh out of high school, an established pilot looking to further your training or a flying enthusiast getting ready to spread your wings, finding the right flight school is essential to realizing your ambitions.

First, you need to decide what type of training you’re looking for. This depends on whether you want to fly recreationally or as a career, as well as what sort of airplanes you’d want to be trained to operate. This will determine what license you need to aim for, as commercial airplanes and executive jets require different licenses to recreational light aircraft.

Flight schools are divided into two categories – Part 61 schools that require less flying hours and are operated under fewer accountability requirements and Part 141 schools that are periodically audited by the Federal Aviation Authority and have strict accountability requirements. It’s also a good idea to look at local colleges that offer aviation degrees, as these give a good competitive edge for prospective pilots looking to start a new career.

Once you have compiled a list of flight schools in your area, narrow down your list to two or three options according to their credentials, the cost, the training courses and their reputation. Then be sure to visit each prospective school, so you can get a feel for how their mission fits your personality and needs, ensuring you’re comfortable with your choice.

What does it take to learn to fly airplanes?

Getting into flight school means meeting a set of criteria that may differ slightly between schools, including:

  • That you are 17 or older at the time of enrollment
  • Proficiency in English
  • Making a deposit for the training costs (as well as any other costs such as housing, etc.)
  • Submitting an FAA 1st or 2nd class Medical Certificate
  • Submitting your High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Submitting a certified copy of your Birth Certificate/Driver’s License/State photo ID card

Once you complete your training, consider Monmouth Executive Airport for exceptional hanger space in New Jersey. We can offer you immediate use of common-use hangars, t-hangars and larger hangars, as well as competitively priced Jet A and Avgas on-field. For more information, please contact us today.