Military callsigns

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Military aircraft callsigns. How Air Force F-16 is called on the radio? And what callsign does a C-130 use?

Traffic pattern - video tutorial - part #1

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Video tutorial on flying traffic patterns. Part #1 - Cessna 172 and a long runway at non-towered airport.

Traffic Pattern (Circuit)

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Traffic pattern or circuit - how to fly the standard VFR approach and departure? And how to avoid common mistakes?

How to file Vatsim flight plan

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Flight plan form - seems uncomplicated, but even experienced users make mistakes when filling it in. How to file a flight plan for Vatsim flight? And what regional differences pilot may encounter?

VFR Weather Minimums

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VFR Weather Minimums or more precisely - Visual Meteorological Conditions (VMC). Europe (together with most of the world) and slightly different U.S. rules. When and where can you fly VFR and when a Special VFR clearance is necessary?

Airspace guide - USA (chart reading tutorial)

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How to read US sectional charts? How the airspace class influences your flying, which airspace to avoid and where you are free to do what you want? And where dragons are?

Altimeter and Altimeter Setting Procedures - Learn To Fly #5

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Altimeter. It's pretty obvious what it shows, but do you know how to set it properly? When to set standard pressure and when to use QNH?

V Speeds - Learn To Fly (#4)

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V Speeds - the most important speeds in aircraft operations. Vs - stall, Vne - never exceed, Vx and Vy - climb... always remember the correct values for the plane you fly.

Airspeed Indicator - Learn To Fly (#3)

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Airspeed indicator - how to use the most important instrument on a plane? Intricacies of airplane's speed measuring.

Cockpit - Learn To Fly (#2)

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Always know your cockpit before you fly. In this part I describe cockpit layout and show how some planes differ from others.

Which plane to choose? - Learn To Fly (#1)

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Flight Simulator gives you a wide choice of aircraft. Which should you choose at the beginning? And why it's not a good idea to start with a 747.

Aircraft lights - when to use?

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Beacon, navigation, strobes, landing and taxi lights, and also runway turnoff, wing, logo and formation lights. How to use them? When to turn them on and off?