In what is yet another amazing film from NATS, the UK air traffic control agency has released Santa’s flight path!
You can regularly find me scouring Vimeo for aviation related short fils, and occasionally there is a need to share the beautiful things I find. In this short film titled “Night Vision: Los Angeles” we are given a rare view of LA from the air. Enjoy!
Aerobatic pilots have to be among the most skilled fliers in the world. I have been blessed with the opportunity to see them up close for most of my life. If you ever have a chance, make sure to visit your local airshow.
*The featured pilots were not students of Limitless Aviation, and the actions of the pilots are not necessarily supported or condoned by Limitless Aviation LLC. Fly at your own risk and always with caution!
Not all flight schools are created equal, however they can seem to be close to equal.
Limitless Aviation was created to help educate better, more confident pilots that are always evaluative of a situation for its safety, while not being fearful of practical limitations. Limitless was not created to teach people how to pass a practical test, and it was not necessarily created to simply teach people how to fly… It was created, to create aviators.
What I have found in the world of aviation training is that the overwhelming majority of businesses focuses on one thing… Getting their student past the check ride. That is not a philosophy we can adhere to, and it is not a path we will follow.
In talking with general aviation pilots, some new and some experienced there seems to be something missing from how they were trained. Like learning anything, we only know how we were taught until we experience it on our own. That being said, there are quite a few private pilots out there lacking one or two things.
The most common thing I have heard, even amongst experienced non commercial pilots is how they avoid controlled airspace, and will sometimes fly hours out of their way just to avoid having to talk to an air traffic controller. We believe this stems from spending all of your training in non controlled airspace. The FAA requirements for talking to ATC are an absolute minimum to pass the check ride.
Ultimately this breeds fear in a pilot, and fear can cloud judgement.
We don’t believe it to be a fear of ATC… However it is a fear of big commercial passenger and cargo aircraft… jet wash… traffic and everything else that comes with controlled airspace.
The most important thing that is lacking in some of todays new pilots is confidence. The kind of confidence that comes with experience and knowledge while always being partnered with self evaluation and risk mitigation.
We always try to remember two things;
Everything in aviation has limitations from your aircraft itself to its ability to handle weather. We as pilots have personal limitations as well. What we aim to do is develop skill, knowledge, and muscle memory so that the pilots we train are as confident as they are self critical assuring the highest levels of safety, while enjoying their new life as aviators.
We fly because we love it. We should not fear it.
We should always be mindful of dangers, and manage risk effectively.
We don’t train pilots, we train aviators.
Nats is a UK based company providing air traffic control services to the UK and parts of Europe. These renderings are used for presentation and marketing purposes. Their beauty is unparalleled and they grant viewers an unseen global perspective on traffic in the skies.
This film is just breath taking and features an aviation legend; the De Havilland Beaver.