Welcome to PilotTutor.org
I assume you are a student pilot or a private pilot working on
your instrument rating. In either case, I think I can help you with some of the
concepts you need to understand.
I created the Pilot Tutor to help Certified Flight Instructors (CFI) explain concepts
of flying an airplane. I recommend the CFI review these lessons with the student.
Otherwise, the pilot should use the Pilot Tutor to reenforce ideas presented
by the CFI.
Even if you are an old flyboy, I think you will find this to be
a good refresher. They say a safe pilot is always a student. So run through a
couple lessons and see if they don’t jog a few memories.
And it's FREE. I didn't do this to make money. I don't even want to
sell your e-mail address to some list, so you don't have to "register." Just
review the lessons and be a better pilot. If you see an advertisement that
is interesting to you, please click it. That helps me pay to keep the Pilot
What is PilotTutor.org?
Many students have a hard time understanding some of the
concepts of flying. And why not? Many of the forces you learn about
are invisible. You can't see lift, but you have to understand how it makes the airplane fly.
Your instructor, with all the models and whiteboards, can only explain so
much. Even the best instructors sometimes have a hard time getting the
point across to
The Pilot Tutor is a collection of interactive lessons to help you better
understand these concepts. Each lesson uses animated graphics to provide
a step-by-step explanation. The lessons cover numerous subjects, such as: Wake Turbulance,
DME Arcs, Pitot-Static System, Coriolis Effect, Aviation Weather, Pilotage, Wind
Correction, and the Magnetic Compass.
Who should use PilotTutor.org?
The Pilot Tutor is specifically designed for student pilots and
private pilots working on an instrument rating.
Any pilot can benefit from the Pilot Tutor. It can refresh and clarify
some of the concepts you may have forgotten.
Every pilot should review a few lessons to help me ensure thier accuracy.
Remember, you may be in the same airspace as pilots who used this trainer.
Help me give them the best information. Please.
I have also seen a lot of visitors coming from Radio Control (RC) airplane and virtual airline
sites. The tutor can help with many aspects of flight.
Who should not use it?
Anyone who is does not have access to a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI).
This site is intended to augment the CFI not replace them. Always discuss
anything you learn here with your CFI.
Radio Conrol pilots and virtual pilots
are exempt from this recommendation.