About lamar Marco Aviation

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

Marco Bitran Education


  • Science degree in Electrical Engineering, with a minor in Economics. Selected to Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi National Honor Societies.


  • Master in Business Administration degree, June 2003. Awarded First Year Honors.
  • An entrepreneur who has started different businesses in technology, finance and real estate fields.

Blog Posts

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…