January 12, 2006

Enhancements to MyFlightBlog.com

You may notice some new tools and features on the website. First, I have added several new aviation based blogs to the blogroll on the right. My favorite new blog is Av8rdan's World of Flying. If you have not checked it out, do so today.

Additionally, I have added a sidebar section called "Sharing My Learning to Fly Knowledge". Here you will find links to other sites where I share my experiences of learning to fly. The first site linked to is Squidoo.com which allows people to host a page about something they are passionate or knowledgeable about. My Learn to Fly page is currently featured in their Top 100 list.

Another place I am sharing my experiences regarding learning to fly is on offered a favor in which I offer to share my thoughts on what it takes to earn a license and to help explain how to decide where and how to train. I signed up today and have already helped one gentleman from Ontario with a few questions he had about the steps needed to earn a private pilots license.

Lastly, I came across a cool site yesterday for viewing sectionals online - www.skyvector.com. The site also allows you to add a mini-map to your own website. I have added a map showing the Chicago area where I fly. Dave, the owner of the site, does warn not to use the online maps for flying and I would have to agree with him. But it is a great use of technology and fun to look at. Nice work, Dave!

Posted by at January 12, 2006 10:54 PM
Comments

love your blog. it's good to read about other pilot's aviation experiences. thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Alex at January 13, 2006 1:22 AM

Skyvector...cool. I have been waiting for someone to do that. This is a great tool to use with students when you don't have any maps in the area showing the features you want to talk about.

John

Posted by: John Keating at January 16, 2006 9:30 AM