Welcome to my world of flight

Chris Hope, faa certified flight instructor

thoughts, essays and practical tips on flying in Kansas City and around the country

Read more of my musings each month in   AircraftOwner.com

Interested in back columns? Check here!

who is this guy? Chris's first flight was a totally unmemorable . . .(more)

Associations and affiliation, local and national include  . . . (more)

Lots of other stuff 
still pertinent

UPDATE  Here's what I am curently into: 

Free flights for kids

Free flights for folks with a medical need

You can be part of these. Join me!

Some handy FAA download sites

Approach plates, airport diagrams, Takeoff - Alternate info

Aeronautical Information  Manual (AIM)

What does it take to get a Private Pilot's License?

So, what is a "Sport Pilot"?  What is a "Recrational Pilot"?  Are they somehow different from a"Private Pilot"?  Here is the low-down.

Help yourself to a quick FAA medical exam.  See how to fast-track the system at the FAA's newest website, Medexpress.faa.gov

They say that any landing you can walk away from is a good one.  But some landings leave the airplane in pretty bad condition.  Do you need to call the Feds? Probaby not.  Check out these situations.

Airport Facilities Directory

FAR Part 1;  Part 61  Part 91

Sample FAA test questions - all ratings

So, what is a Master Instructor?
And what is a Gold Seal Instructor?

From the FAA, an old mag with a new name.  But still great information.  Check it out

Flying books? Here are some favorites .(more)

Flying movies? Here are some favorites . (more)


Comments, questions, or just want to chat about anything aviation?  Drop me a note or call: 816-763-5205