Are you the pilot in command of your life?

Every single aircraft in flight right now has a person on board that’s known as the “pilot in command.” Whether the aircraft is carrying one person or one hundred, there is a single pilot in command for each and every flight. This person is responsible for the airplane, and the passengers, and the safety of those on the ground. The Federal Aviation Regulations describe their role as follows:

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Sharing the love of aviation with others

Loading the airplane and getting ready for departure at Gaithersburg.

Loading the airplane and getting ready for departure at Gaithersburg.

Being a pilot has a number of advantages: the ability to travel immediately comes to mind. But there are many others, including the ability to share the magic of flight with friends. Humans have only been able to leave the earth for a few hundred years, and so the magic of flight is still something that enthralls us.

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A brand new paint job

Paint is an important component of an aircraft: it helps prevent corrosion, reduce drag, and also helps the airplane look good. Many people attribute appearance with quality or safety (even if the two aren’t related), so having a well-painted aircraft is an important part of assuring nervous passengers that the aircraft is airworthy. Plus, having great paint is a source of pride.

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