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.
Standing the heat: Summer flying trials and tribulations

Standing the heat: Summer flying trials and tribulations

Hot weather may look deceptively benign on weather radar, but high temperatures should give pilots some pause during flight planning. While the arrival of high summer temperatures is often lauded by the general populace as the perfect time to travel,...

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Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 2: Spatial disorientation

Preventing Loss of Control in Flight Part 2: Spatial disorientation

In order to prevent LOC-I, you must know what's happening to your aircraft at all times. Last week, we began a four-part series on preventing loss of control inflight, or LOC-I, to go along with the FAA's #FlySafe campaign . In part two of our four-p...

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IMSAFE: Are you fit to fly today?

IMSAFE: Are you fit to fly today?

You may be familiar with the IMSAFE checklist, but don’t forget these lesser-known factors for each letter. Every important aircraft system has checklists for normal, abnormal, and emergency operations, and as the system most integral for flight, the...

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Understanding Hypoxia: Like a Breath of Fresh Air

Understanding Hypoxia: Like a Breath of Fresh Air

Even if you don't regularly fly at high altitudes, knowing how to recognize and treat hypoxia remains a vital skill. It only takes one unwitting adventure a bit higher than intended to throw a pilot a curveball in terms of understanding how to physic...

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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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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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