Flight Training - Cross Country
For most student pilots, the cross-country phase of training brings a new rush of excitement. All the elements of your training come together as you expand your aeronautical horizons, first with your flight instructor and, then, by yourself as you close in on the solo cross-country experience requirement of the pilot certificate that you're pursuing. Part of the excitement, no doubt, comes from the realization that you're nearing your objective. There can be apprehension, too, and perhaps even a fear of getting lost — but your knowledge of the established and proven procedures for just that contingency should help to alleviate any concerns.
Millions of people have learned to fly and they've all had questions along the way. These are the most frequently asked questions with answers and links to more info.
We've created some entertaining yet highly informative interactive courses to help you understand key topics and short quizzes to test your knowledge.
These are the hands-on (and feet-on) flying skills needed to control an aircraft in a safe, professional manner. From engine start to a landing on a short grass strip with howling crosswinds, it's all here.
We've provided richly illustrated briefing papers on several key topics. You can view them online or download them to print or read later.
A complete weather picture is even more important now that your flights are taking you over greater distances. Your aviation vocabulary
Although weight and balance are always important, longer distances and accompanying increased fuel consumption lend a different dimension.
The dials and gauges in front of you convey important information on your flight and allow you to communicate.