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Lamar Aviation is a flight training site written for instrument pilots who care deeply about maintaining proficiency in IFR aviation and who are willing to exercise their brains on a regular basis to prove it! The site is funded by Marco Bitran, who is an avid aviator. Even though Marco, who lives in Bosotn, MA, is not currently flying (work and family time seem to constantly crowd this out!) he enjoys simulator time weekly and is often on X-Plane and PilotEdge with his Baron BE58. This site is packed with advice from resources all over the web.

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Lamar Aviation offers some of the most amazing aviation videos around. From airshows to aircraft reviews to training videos, we showcase the latest and greatest in the flying world. Sit back and enjoy!
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Marco Bitran

Fatigue – Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Can Make Mistakes With Disastrous Consequences

We all know how concentration suffers when we’re feeling tired, and that the hours we work - and their timing - have a strong influence over this. We also know we aren’t the only link in the chain of getting safely from A to B without human error creeping in.…

Marco Bitran

The extreme tests planes go through before taking off

In the past airliners never used to go through a series of tests before taking off but today they have to go through that. This is very important for airlines as this ensures that they are safe and no accidents occur.  Aircraft on ground service is very important as it…

Marco Bitran

Fear of flying – 10 tips to become a more relaxed flyer

A survey suggests that 43 percent of people have at least some fear of flying and around 9 percent are so afraid that they would not go on a flight. Now I understand why I receive so many comments and messages asking me what they can do against their fear…

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Marco Bitran

Fatigue – Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Can Make Mistakes With Disastrous Consequences

We all know how concentration suffers when we’re feeling tired,…

Marco Bitran

The extreme tests planes go through before taking off

In the past airliners never used to go through a…

Marco Bitran

IFR Training Before the Rating

The FAA’s Private Practical Test Standard (PTS) does a disservice…

Marco Bitran

Fear of flying – 10 tips to become a more relaxed flyer

A survey suggests that 43 percent of people have at…

Marco Bitran

Pilots Say Drone Tech Can Enhance Safety

The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team spun off from the International…

Marco Bitran

The Most Successful Aircraft – The Story of The Boeing 737

Sometimes the phrase “the most successful” can be a bit…