Subcribe and stay connected

Are you a pilot that is flying for fun? Do you still want to be professional and safe? Would you like to remain outside of the statistics and decrease your likelihood of having an accident or incident?

On today’s podcast we’ll discuss how you can be a professional pilot, in manner, practice and proficiency, while still flying just for fun or personal benefit. This can be done through flight training with a CFI, and even on your own study program.

In this podcast we will discuss:

  • Why pilots and aviators lose their flying skills and aviation knowledge after their checkride, and without further training.
  • Examples of how every day normal pilots slowly, over time, get into a place where they are susceptible to incidents, accidents, or at least breaking rules
  • The process professionals take, both voluntarily and mandatory, to remain proficient and on the path of growth in their flying careers
  • Looking at the big picture and committing to “The Climb” to a safer aviation journey
  • How an instrument and/or commercial rating can be a huge value add even for those that aren’t planning on using them
  • Committing to your own recurrent flight training program every 6 months, and how that Flight Review would look
  • Retaking Ground School
  • Staying connected to aviation through new media like podcasts, YouTube and social media, to keep your head in the game.

This podcast is sure to be thought provoking for those pilots, even a private pilot, who want ultimate safety, growth, and success in their aviation journey. That starts, first and foremost, with being a safe and proficient pilot. But when that proficiency program isn’t required, that’s where we have to self commit to a ‘higher way’.


Chris Palmer

Chief Flight Instructor and President of Angle of Attack. Founded in 2006.


FAA PPL Written Test Scheduling Guide

Are you ready to take the next step in your aviation journey by scheduling your FAA PPL written test? An essential milestone for any pilot is passing the FAA PPL (Private Pilot License)  written test. Understanding the ins and outs of scheduling this exam is crucial for a smooth experience. In this guide, we’ll walk …

FAA PPL Written Test Scheduling Guide »

Read more

Aviation History with the P-51 Mustang

  Step into the cockpit of a legendary P-51 Mustang as we embark on an unforgettable aviation journey at AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the ultimate gathering of warbirds and aviation enthusiasts. Watch Chris dive into the rich history of WWII fighters, exploring the iconic P-51D Mustang’s role as a pivotal warbird that helped turn the …

Aviation History with the P-51 Mustang »

Read more

Student Pilot Precision Pattern Practice & Tactics

  In this episode, Chris and Sienna head out to pound the pattern. Just like an athlete in the gym, getting reps in around the pattern is one of the few ways for student pilots like Sienna to become more comfortable landing and managing the airplane in one of the most critical stages of flight. …

Student Pilot Precision Pattern Practice & Tactics »

Read more

The Art of Learning to Land: Real Student Lesson

In this episode, we explore the intricate process of flight training through the lens of Sienna, a student pilot working towards her Private Pilot certificate. Under Chris’s guidance, we document Sienna’s progress, focusing on the crucial lessons and milestones achieved during a particularly transformative flight lesson. How do you think this lesson went? Chris Palmer …

The Art of Learning to Land: Real Student Lesson »

Read more

Stay Connected

Be the very first to get notified when we publish new flying videos, free lessons, and special offers on our courses.