Should Knowledge Tests Before the Check Ride Go Away?

When major universities are ditching standardized tests, should learners still have to check this box?
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Should Prospective Pilots Go to College?

Are the time and expense worth it after recent airline decisions to eliminate degree requirements?
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Should You Fast-Track Your CFI?

Here are four reasons why you might want to do your CFI and CFII Part 61.
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A Study Partner Makes for Better Pilot Performance

Here’s how a partner can fast-track your flight training.
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Virtual Reality in Flight Training: More Than a Fad

VR presents immediate opportunities for more realistic lessons for more students.
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Empowering Students to Think as Pilot In Command From The Start

Teaching with the end in mind fosters confidence and professionalism from the first lesson.
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Want to Save on Training? Make Better Use of Flight Simulation

One of the best tools to train pilots often goes greatly underutilized.
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What a CFI Wants You to Know: Emotional Intelligence is Needed

How can you prepare for the mindset of the pilot in the other seat?
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Things a CFI Wants You to Know: Respect the Night

As the days get shorter, here are some things to keep in mind about flying after after the sun goes down.
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Going Glass? Here’s What You Need to Know

While glass cockpits would seem to increase safety, pilots have to do their part, too.
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How Do You Teach Good Judgment?

The debate over the impending airman certification standards begs an answer to this age-old question.
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What a CFI Wants You to Know: How to Find The Right Fit

When you decide that you’re ready to learn how to fly, finding the right instructor is crucial. Michael Wildes offers some tips.
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The Weather Conundrum

CFI Michael Wildes discusses why pilots may not use weather reports as well as they should, and what can be done to change ...
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Talk to Yourself. It Works.

Do you use self-talk when you fly? If you don’t, you should, as we learn from Michael Wildes.
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What Tom Brady Can Teach You About Being an Effective Pilot

Flight instructor Michael Wildes explains how you can learn an important lesson from a seven-time Super Bowl champion.
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