TAILWINDS

Training News To Keep You Current

 

Staying up to date on the latest in aviation isn't just a once-per-year endeavor. Tailwinds brings you the latest in current aviation news, quizzes, flying tips, and training updates from CTS. Keep the wind at your back with our weekly updates.
Mountain Flying Safety: Preparation, Tips, and Challenges

Mountain Flying Safety: Preparation, Tips, and Challenges

Mountain flying presents its own unique sets of challenges and rewards. By training appropriately, reviewing the differences, and preparing well, you can ensure your mountain flight is a safe and enjoyable one. If you’ve only ever flown in low-altitu...

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CTS Announces King Air B200 Training

CTS Announces King Air B200 Training

CTS is happy to announce the completion of our latest aircraft subject update: the King Air B200. Our new King Air B200 subject replaces the current version and includes new and improved tutorials and lessons to enhance your training experience. The ...

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CTS Announces New METAR and TAF Training

CTS Announces New METAR and TAF Training

Predicting weather can often be an inexact and fickle science. Sometimes, unexpected changes may occur that delay or divert flights, frustrating passengers and crew and creating potential hazards. One of the best mitigations against such risks is to ...

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Runway Braking From Good to Nil: Contaminated Runway Safety

Runway Braking From Good to Nil: Contaminated Runway Safety

Runway operations continue to be one of the most vital safety-related topics for both the FAA and the aviation community at large. No matter the conditions, the most critical moments of flight occur on and around the runway, making good preparation a...

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Cockpit stretches for pilots: Keeping fit and comfortable during flight

Cockpit stretches for pilots: Keeping fit and comfortable during flight

Even short flights can take a toll on the human body. While sitting in a chair for hours at a time may sound relaxing to some, any pilot knows how stiff and uncomfortable it can be. Even larger aircraft may offer little room to truly stretch out. Com...

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Winter Weather This Week Is A Sign To Stay Cautious

Winter Weather This Week Is A Sign To Stay Cautious

Don't let the recent and upcoming weather catch you by surprise. Prepare for storms and ice across the US as winter turns to spring. February 2nd marked Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year. If you get your weather prediction...

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