Earning His Wings
Follow student pilot’s journey online
Watch videos from in-cockpit cameras as a student pilot earns his sport pilot certificate at www.eaa.org/wings/.
October 28, 2008 — Brady Lane, EAA multimedia journalist, is taking flight lessons in pursuit of his sport pilot certificate, and he’s sharing the experience in real time through videos and a blog on EAA’s website. Earning My Wings: A Video Blog About Learning to Fly will chronicle Lane’s journey, from selecting an instructor to the final checkride.
“I’ve always wanted to learn to fly, but never knew how or where to begin,” Lane said. “I’m recording each flight and will be posting videos after every lesson so people can see exactly what’s involved in learning to fly. My hope is that it will encourage others to pursue their own dreams of flight.”
Lane’s flight instructor is Jason Blair, executive director of the National Association of Flight Instructors and NAFI Master Instructor. Flight training is being done in a Remos G-3, a special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) offered by Remos Aircraft.
Specially mounted cockpit cameras provide a unique view as he learns the skills and gains the confidence required to pilot the S-LSA. Following each flight lesson, Lane posts a short video that includes clips from the lesson and personal thoughts about what he’s experiencing.
“I plan to show the good landings as well as the bad ones, so viewers can have an honest look at what’s involved in earning a pilot’s license,” Lane said.
Follow Lane’s progress at www.EAA.org/wings/. Viewers are encouraged to participate by posting questions and comments to the blog.