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What Is The Pitot Static System And Why Is It Important?

Pitot Static System - California Aeronautical University

Understanding the pitot static system is important for pilots and student pilots to ensure a safe flight. Here is what you should know. If you have ever looked at an airplane and seen quite a few tiny little tubes pointing forward, you have already seen an element of the pitot static system. Those little tubes …

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3 Tips for Communicating with Air Traffic Control

Communicating With Air Traffic Control - California Aeronautical University

Communicating with air traffic control is an essential aspect of acting as pilot in command. These 3 tips can help you communicate more effectively and safely with traffic controllers. Most ground school courses in flight school do not spend a lot of time discussing how to speak with air traffic controllers while acting as pilot …

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Understanding the Sterile Cockpit Rule

Sterile Cockpit Rule - California Aeronautical University

What is a sterile cockpit/sterile flight deck? It’s a daily part of life for many pilots on every flight. If you have ever been on an airline flight, it has affected you, too. Understanding the sterile cockpit rule not only helps you to become a better pilot, but a more effective crew member, flight attendant, …

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4 Steps to Understanding Aviation Weather and PIREPS

Aviation Weather and PIREPs - California Aeronautical University

Weather briefings are of vital importance in aviation. No matter where you are starting or where you are headed, taking off without proper meteorological information is a gamble. These four steps will help you to understand aviation weather and PIREPS. Inclement weather can strand pilots who are unable to fly IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) or, …

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