Training

October 2019 Issue

Commercial Pilot Prep: King Schools Tops

If you want to fly for a living, we won't call you nuts, but intensive dual saves money and King Schools is best for the written.

Put simply, the knowledge end of the rating involves returning to the subjects you learned for your private ticket and going into them deeper and with more breadth while adding a few new ones. On the flying end, you're going to do all of the maneuvers you mastered for your private, but with closer tolerances, and learn some new ones, such as spot landings, pylon-8s, chandelles and lazy-8s, that will teach you how to fly an airplane with much more precision, smoothness and subtlety. The commercial ticket, one acquaintance told us, is where airplane drivers have the opportunity to learn to be pilots.

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