Best Free Self Esteem & Confidence Courses

Find the best online Free Self Esteem & Confidence Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Camera Confidence Mini-Course: Be Better On Camera

The quick-start guide to being more confident on camera for TV, YouTube, online teachers, spokespeople, and more!

Created by Phil Ebiner - Top-Rated Instructor, 2 Million+ Students

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Students: 38807, Price: Free

Be better on camera with more confidence, authority, and comfort!

Do you get nervous when speaking on camera?

Do you wish you felt more confident and had a better on camera presence?

Are you trying to be on television, a YouTube vlogger, or an online teacher?

Do you have to be on camera for an interview, and need quick media training?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, this is the perfect course for you. This mini-course will help you feel more confident, speak more clearly, and have an overall better on camera presence no matter what kind of video you are a part of.

Learn from a television professional!

Christian Hartnett is a mutimedia journalist with over a decade of on camera experience. He has a bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism and was recently the youngest field reporter for CBS San Francisco. He's learned many tips and tricks over the years that have helped him be successful. He's also made a lot of mistakes and struggled to be confident on camera, just like you.

Course Overview:

Enjoy this free course, the first section and a few other great lessons from the full Camera Confidence Media Training course right here on Udemy. Get started with some basic techniques that will get you more comfortable right away. If you enjoy this free course, check out the full Camera Confidence course! It expands on the content of this free course with hours more content!

Enroll now to be better on camera!

Increase your confidence for your next video, television appearance, YouTube vlog, or online course.

Cheers,

Phil & Christian

Social Confidence for Introverts

Enhance your social skills and see instant results

Created by TJ Guttormsen - Communication Coach

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Students: 14216, Price: Free

Are you an introvert who lacks the confidence and communication tools that allow you to enjoy socializing and networking?

Do you wish you could effortlessly create the kind of conversations and relationships you genuinely enjoy?

Have other confidence programs and “gurus” left you feeling shortchanged or offered only short-term relief?

Welcome to Social Confidence for Introverts, the unrivaled personal-transformation program created by Norway’s most high-profile “social coach,” TJ Guttormsen. For over a decade, TJ has helped thousands of people who identify as introverts achieve breathtaking results that stick.

"Best course by a long shot! The way TJ explains and breaks everything down is absolutely brilliant! For me personally, best teacher on here and I couldn’t recommend this course enough. Have already downloaded TJ’s other course and can’t wait to get started." - BEN YATES, UDEMY STUDENT

"It was an amazing experience through out. It is beyond the expectation. I have boosted my skills and pretty confident now. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience." - JAYSHREE VYKUNTAM, UDEMY STUDENT

With more than 100 national media appearances to date, TJ’s expertise on the subject of social confidence is widely sought after by television, radio, newspaper and magazine reporters.

Over the past decade, TJ has shared the stage with many celebrated self-help experts and change-work practitioners. He has also published books, produced courses, taught workshops and performed 1-to-1 coaching with astoundingly powerful results that have surprised the industry.

TJ’s work is backed up by three university degrees in psychology and pedagogy—as well as a Mensa qualification.

"I've bought and read so many books, watched so many different social skills videos on different platforms, and read so many articles. After taking TJ's course (and for FREE), I felt empowered that I actually have practical techniques now that I can try out and get better at. The section about super ego, and the 3 ingredients to a successful conversation is so eye-opening! I'm dead serious at improving my social skills, and if you are too then TJ is a great teacher, very straight to the point, he explains concepts so well, and the techniques he discusses are actually something that's easy to grasp and apply right after learning about it. Because of this I bought all of his courses, and I think you should too! Just don't forget to actually go through them all after buying, and actively apply his teachings to get results." - ADMOR ALOYSIOUS AGUILAR, UDEMY STUDENT

"This free course has been vastly superior to other paid Udemy courses..." - PAUL, UDEMY STUDENT

The three pillars of social confidence

With a sharp focus on mind mastery, social awareness, and artful communication, the program takes students on a remarkable journey of self-discovery rooted in the most advanced and sophisticated modern approaches to human psychology.

"This is a wonderful course. Up to the point and very well presented. But it is not only the information that is well researched and presented in an easy understandable and structured way.

What makes this course so special is that TJ Guttormsen makes an excellent job presenting the material. His body language, voice, tone and even his eye movements underline his credibility and underline that he lives according to his standards. So to wrap it up, if there were 10 point to give, I'd give it a 12!!!" - CLAUDIA TOMASCHECK, UDEMY STUDENT

"A real eye opener I love how you broke it down. I now understand why I react a certain way compared to my extrovert friends. This will help me move out of my comfort zone and grow as an individual. Thanks so much." - CAROLE RAMOS, UDEMY STUDENT

By unmasking the dark psychological programming holding most introverts back, the program is designed to quickly and dramatically upgrade your self-confidence, revolutionize your relationships and enhance how others perceive you.

Inside you will discover the three pillars of social confidence:

1. A solid grasp of how your own mind works

2. A deep understanding of other people’s thoughts and emotions

3. The art of connecting instantly and communicating brilliantly

In just under two hours, you’ll discover everything there is to know about becoming a socially confident introvert.

You’ll master social situations in an entirely new way that blasts through many of the psychological, interpersonal and communication challenges that hold most introverts back.

You’ll learn:

—How to bypass small talk and create conversations you actually enjoy with people you naturally click with.

—How to create and maintain friendly networks of people who’ll support rather than pressure, discourage or limit you.

—How to go outside of your comfort zone at an easy, manageable pace.

—How to avoid recklessly venturing into the “panic zone” that drives introverts back to square one.

—How to identify people you truly want to know rather than those you feel obligated to befriend, or who needn't matter.

—How to say “no” without being wracked by unnecessary guilt or shame.

—How to be authentically comfortable in any type of social situation.

—How to help others understand you better.

"TJ is a great communicator and teacher. The course is clear and covers all the essentials to make quick improvements in confidence. I would recommend for introverts as well as others whom want to make improvements in their conversational skills. Thanks TJ" - JENNA L, UDEMY STUDENT

"The teacher truly engages you to keep up with the content and the tips he gives throughout the course are incredibly useful and straight to the point. A lot to learn in just a few hours of content. Just an amazing course!" - SERGIO GUSTAVO SÁNCHEZ LINARES, UDEMY STUDENT

Consistent and reliable results

The program’s focus is on consistent and reliable results—not the boom-and-bust approach of too many fly-by-night personal-change gurus.

First off, you’ll get to understand how the introverted mind really works—so you can begin working with rather than against it.

Second, you’ll discover how to become more at ease in social situations by gaining a truer understanding of how others think, feel and function.

Finally, you’ll learn the three simple secrets to creating exactly the kind of conversations you want, enabling you effortlessly to bridge the gap between your mind and those of others.

Even just an intellectual understanding of the groundbreaking psychology TJ shares in this program could generate instant results for you.

However, combining this understanding with the simple tasks and techniques he recommends will likely lead to permanent and impressive changes faster than you imagined possible.

People already comfortable in their own skin may also benefit from taking this course—for instance, if they want to understand social psychology better, such as the differences between introvert and extrovert minds.

How often have you missed out on beautiful relationships because the self-talk in your mind held you back?

How many professional opportunities have you forfeited because somebody else used their talkativeness to steal all the attention?

How many conversations have drained you of energy simply because you didn’t know how to change them for the better?

After taking this course, you’ll likely never have to face any of those frustrating and debilitating scenarios ever again.

"This is not your average free course. It is packed with useful tips and strategies that I have already started to implement in my life. I can see how this will take me to the next level in my career too. I look forward to doing more of TJ's courses and based on this one have already purchased 2 more." - ALAN BROWN, UDEMY STUDENT

"TJ has a unique ability to teach in an engaging way, and his courses are structured so that the content becomes easy to understand and learn. This ensures that anyone taking his course will be in great hands." - LILLIAN RYDNING, PSYCHOLOGIST AND AUTHOR

This free program will also teach you:

Self-Mastery…

—How to manage and understand your emotions better than ever before.

—How to live in your “growth zone,” where true confidence is built.

—How to identify and eradicate forever that self-doubting, self-critical voice in your head.

—How to put the introvert’s “low-energy charisma” to best use.

—How to recharge your “social energy” more quickly and keep it in place for longer.

Interpersonal Mastery…

—How to boost your emotional intelligence for smoother interactions.

—The secret technique to understanding other people’s insecurities and self-talk.

—How to understand a person at a deep level the moment you meet them.

Communication Mastery…

—How to stop worrying about making a good impression, and what to do instead.

—Three powerful ingredients for creating the outcome you want in any conversation, whether social, romantic or professional.

—How to create an attractive personality and sparkling presence that makes people want to spend more time with you – without having to constantly be a high-energy person.

—How to go straight into conversations that you find interesting and enjoyable with almost anyone you meet.

—How to become comfortable taking the initiative and lead in conversations and relationships.

If you’re an introvert, the next two hours could forever alter the trajectory of your life. Start that journey today.

"I can't believe this is free! - I've got a lot to learn but have already learnt so much in this video course. Will be re-watching it many times and his other courses. The quality is very high and TJ is so likeable and a great instructor." - IAN GEDDES, UDEMY STUDENT

"It's exciting to know that I can become more social, I just need to work at it! I've been socially insecure since I was a kid and almost turning 25 I'm tired of constantly not knowing how to deal with social situations. Now I have a chance to change, thank you for this course!"  - NICOLE EASTER, UDEMY STUDENT

Building a Women’s Circle.

Exploring the experience, the value, the process of creating and maintaining a Women's Circle.

Created by Katherine Cunningham - Creatrix At Living Gently

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Students: 12745, Price: Free

When a woman lives her life with a circle of women to return to each cycle, be it weekly or monthly, there is a core sense of wellness, built over time, that is profound. To enter a women's circle is to shed the armour, take off the masks, be truly seen, heard and held, as a practice. This precious life, deeply lived. How do we get there?

Soaked in a culture that is far more invested in us ripping each other apart than holding each other sacred, how do we find other women safe enough? How do we become safe enough to share circle?

This Free course is an introduction to my work, to me. I hope you can find the time and space to take this seriously, as an emotional wellness practice as important as going to the gym, or eating healthy. Building your very own circle, that tends you, that you tend for your inner garden within.

Please, join me, and bring your women friends with you for the best experience of this work! By the end of it, you will have a whole lot of tools to build what ever shaped circle you, as a group of self honouring women, wish to build!

Beat Corona Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Self-Power’

Learn how to use proven strategies based on science and research to remove anxiety & gain more confidence & self-esteem

Created by Frank Nilsen - Mind Coach and Podcast Host

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Students: 12514, Price: Free

This course was developed before the Corona crisis to help you beat anxiety. We believe that the same strategies can be used now to beat the Corona fear.

Our instructors have over 10 years of combined experience in the field of psychology, life coaching and stress management, and after successfully helping thousands of people in Norway and abroad overcome social anxiety, lack of confidence and low self-esteem, Frank and Joe joined Udemy in order to reach more people with their proven strategies for living a life of freedom, excellent work performance, successful relationships and powerful self-development. 

Joe and Frank apply the principles of neuroplasticity - the 'muscle building' part of the brain to effectively help you take control of your mind and emotions and optimize your personal growth and success in all other areas of your life too.

At the end of this course, with the tools and knowledge you gain, you will have more confidence to follow your goals, motivation for success, drive for achievement and most importantly powerful awareness of yourself and others which unique abilities will all help you discover what exactly you need to change so you can design your life the way you want it and dominate each challenge. Check  out the The Mind Coaching Podcast for FREE interviews with different experts and professors on Itunes or your podcast app.

The Power is within you. We just give you the keys you need to access it. 

Course content
The course consists of 3 sections and 37 video lectures that give you engaging real-life examples to better understand what factors and situations within you and around you lead to anxiety and stress, followed by step-by-step guidance from our instructors on what proven strategies you can use to change these factors and turn each anxiety situation into a positive experience.

We will teach you the following concepts:

  • The power of our proven 3D system that beats anxiety

  • Neuroplasticity and brain programming for success

  • How to program your mind for positive behavioral changes

  • Anchoring of positive emotions and experiences

  • Proven techniques to instantly achieve positive state of mind

  • How to use your mind and body as abundant sources of energy and motivation

  • How to develop self-awareness of yourself, others and your environment which knowledge you can then pair with our tools to design your experiences in the right way for achieving your goals.

Why us and what makes our course different?

Frank host the Mind Coaching Podcast where he interviews everyone from US best doctors to world experts in hostage negotiations.

Welcome to our new and improved course, after we had over 6000 students on our first course here at UDEMY we decided to make a new and improved one and give it to you once again for free. Enjoy!

We have dedicated the last 10 years of our lives reading hundreds of personal growth books, attending motivational seminars all over the world, and listening to the best spiritual teachers, successful entrepreneurs and leading psychologists we could find. 

We actually PRACTICE AND LIVE what we PREACH. We have done the hard work of going through trial and error so we can create the best tools to help others accelerate their personal and professional growth through simple yet effective mind changing techniques.
We all have the choice of reading books, meeting people, taking education and receiving mentoring. But when you are in such a chaotic world, where money is more valued than time, you don't want to crawl around the globe to find the right tools to live your life, let alone spend years experimenting with them. You want the answers here and now!!!
That's why we created this course – to help you hack your brain towards more confidence and self-awareness and self-power. We believe that once you master these qualities, you will be able to enjoy life more and be clearer on you goals. We have tested it all and here we give you the most effective of them all. Try for yourself!

Building Unstoppable Self-Confidence

Learn how to use proven strategies based on science and real life examples to double your confidence & self-esteem.

Created by Igor Smirnov - Chess Grandmaster, coach, Master's degree in Psychology.

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Students: 10224, Price: Free

Self-confidence is one of the most crucial skills that you need in life. Sadly, school education doesn’t equip us with this skill. As a result, we need to attain it on our own.

In this course you’ll find easy to understand actionable tips for implementation in your daily life.

The course contains real life examples, including 3 lessons I’ve learnt from Arnold Schwarzenegger about self-confidence. 

You’ll learn a number of actionable ideas including:

  • 3 powerful ways to build your self-confidence   

  • Learn how to build a winning mindset, take action and gain results! Progress toward your goals and simultaneously build your confidence.     

  • 3 main ways of not letting negative past experiences affect you. Learn how to transform your attitude, alter your self-image and enhance your relationships. 

  • Learn how to transform your confidence & self-esteem. Follow the motto: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

  • Real life examples and strategies from Oprah Winfrey, Sylvester Stallone, millionaire entrepreneur Pat Flynn etc. 

If you’re sick of “positive self-help books” and want actionable ideas for daily life – this course is for you!      

Confidence, Self Esteem, Social Skills & Fear – TOP 9 Tools

Learn top strategies for boosting your confidence and self esteem, upgrading your social skills and overcoming fear

Created by Jimmy Naraine - Teaching 240,000+ people & Winner of Udemy Innovation Award

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Students: 9191, Price: Free

  • Over 201,000 people from 194 countries enrolled in Jimmy's courses

  • Overall, 30,000+ TOP Reviews! 

  • Featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, FoxNews, and Business Insider magazines

  • former Goldman Sachs and Allianz employee turned location independent entrepreneur

  • Winner of the first Udemy Innovation Award

  • Top-rated Speaker at prestigious stages such as DNX, MindvalleyU, and Digital|K

  • Explored 76 countries while running entrepreneurial ventures

This course is a concise, 1-hour compilation of the most powerful tools for building confidence, self-esteem, and social skills. The course is designed to give you actionable steps that you can implement right away. Most people believe that confidence is something you are either born with or not. The truth is that confidence is something you can become better at if you do the right things. Each video has been shot professionally and is designed to give you the best tools to boost your confidence and self-esteem.

It's important to point out that merely watching the videos will impact your mindset. However, if you want true results, you will need to take action and implement the strategies presented here.

Welcome to the course!

Say NO to People Pleasing

Become the Assertive and Authentic YOU!

Created by Arial Els van de Schoot - Professional spiritual caregiver

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Students: 8034, Price: Free

“People pleasing” is acting in ways that are not authentically you in order to please other people. Do you have difficulty with saying no? Do you find yourself doing things for others that you actually don’t want to do? And what if someone is doing something that affects you in a negative way? Do you dare to tell them? Do you ask people to stop when you don’t like what they are doing with you? Do you sometimes lie about your preferences to make life easier for others? Do you hide your emotions to not disturb them?

Some people who become aware of themselves displaying this kind of behavior start calling themselves “people pleasers”. You will not hear me using that term though because I don’t want you to start thinking of yourself as having some fixed people pleasing identity. People pleasing is just a behavior, based on a mindset that’s not serving you, and you can totally learn to choose other beliefs and perspectives, and start to make self-empowering choices that honour you, and which will at the same time serve others more too. 

And that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this free course on assertiveness and authenticity.

In this course you will learn:

  • The right mindset that will back up your new self-empowered choices, including:

  • Saying no to others is saying yes to yourself

  • The right perspectives on egoism, laziness, assertiveness, and responsibility

  • A positive self-image

  • To say no to relationships in which no is a wrong answer

  • You will also learn how to change your people pleasing behaviour

  • You will learn to take your time when deciding on whether you want to help someone, how to be strong in your no, and set your boundaries

  • How to make this shift in a gentle and easy way by taking baby steps, talking positive to yourself and using affirmations

Arial:

I learned to stop people pleasing the hard way. I especially had a big problem with saying no and letting others know when I didn’t like something they were doing with me. Sometimes if you don’t learn a lesson, life will bring you clearer and clearer opportunities to step into your power. During my first sexual relationship, I established the habit to not tell my partner when penetrative sex was painful for me because I was afraid to see him frustrated with not having had an orgasm, and ashamed of my body not living up to his expectations and desires. This resulted in many many many vaginal infections during different relationships. It took me six years before I finally learned the lesson: my body is mine and I do not have any responsibility to make the other person feel good. I put myself first. Now it feels like a loving obligation towards myself: I take the responsibility to take good care of my body. If sex hurts, I will tell the other person and stop if necessary, regardless of how this will make the other person feel. Believe me, my sex life has become far more pleasant since!

The lessons in this course:

  1. People Pleasing has No Benefits
  2. Saying “No” is Saying Yes
  3. You’re Not an Egoist!
  4. You can be Empathic, Caring ánd Assertive
  5. You’re Not Responsible for Other People’s Happiness
  6. Respect Yourself, have a Positive Self-image
  7. No Reason to be Afraid of Rejecting or Being Rejected
  8. Don’t Care about People’s Expectations
  9. Say No to Relationships in which no is a Wrong Answer
  10. Take Your Time to Make Your Decision
  11. Be Strong in Your No
  12. Be Explicit with Your Boundaries
  13. Baby Steps & Positive Self-Talk
  14. Use Positive Affirmations
  15. Completion Exercise

Teaser:

Saying “No” is Saying Yes

When you say “no” to someone else, you’re saying yes to you. Because you’re respecting your desires and boundaries, you allow yourself to be authentic, you refuse to do what you don’t want to do, and so you take care of yourself and your happiness.

You’re also saying yes to healthy relationships in which both parties can freely ask each other for favors, where no is an acceptable answer, and where both parties only act on shared desires, thereby keeping the relationship clean of resentment and full of joy.

Saying “no” to someone is at the same time saying yes to them. Because it’s also for their best interests that the relationship stays clean and that you don’t give them the bad experience of someone reluctantly doing something for or with them. If you would never dare to say no or enforce your boundaries, they might notice and stop enjoying your help and company.

So you see that saying “no” is actually saying yes to yourself, the other person, and the relationship you have together.

This course on assertiveness and authentic relating is completely free. Feel to just have a look! If you have any questions, please ask in the Q&A.

With love,

Arial

The Truth about Natural Confidence & Self-Esteem

Learn why you still struggle with confidence, why most tricks won’t work and which program has proven to work.

Created by Juan Ignacio Campoo - Owner at Happiness Coaching Studio

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Students: 7340, Price: Free

>> Do not take this course untill you read this:

  • This part of the full transformation course on confidence and self esteem, is made available for free, to make it accessible to everyone. Do not expect the full program for free.

  • Powerful as it is, this course does not contain the whole solution to confidence and self-esteem, but the clarity you need to be able to understand the problem and get the motivation to take the leap. As well as my recommendations once you are ready to make that transformation you are looking for. So adjust your expectations, and leave feedback in line with what this intro course is intended for.

This is a deep introductory course that I give internationally via webinars. It will teach you what it really takes to become naturally confident. 

Information and Transformation are two completely different things. Simple techniques don't really work in the long run and they require great amounts of your energy to maintain, since they rely on your limited will power. Most courses out there simply don't address the root cause of the problem.

So this course is about unlearning everything you know about confidence and self esteem, and focusing on the root cause, so that you become aware of the influence of your subconscious mind and so that you know what it takes to free yourself from its power.

Here are some testimonials from people who attended the live edition of the this course:

  • "This masterclass was amazing! Thank you so much!" - Mary H.

  • "Was not expecting this course to be as good as it is!!! AWESOME." Anna P.

  • "I have had low self esteem most of my life and have always wanted to change it. Now I think I can." Kris N.

  • "I am enjoying this course so much that I'm doing it over to make sure it all registers! It has definitely been enlightening and showes me what I was doing wrong and what perceptions I had to change. This course is an absolute must for people struggling with self-confidence and self-esteem issues!!"  Velma C.

  • "You are one of the few that emphasizes the importance of re-programming one's SUBCONSCIOUS mind in order to get self-confidence... Which puts your courses above the vast majority." - Silviu M.
     

Join today and start drawing your true transformation into a naturally confident person.

Develop Self-Acceptance / Confidence – Self-Blessings 2020

Develop Self-Confidence and Self-Support for yourself!

Created by Jonny John Liu - Teacher - Transforming Fears and Sufferings

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Students: 5668, Price: Free

Welcome to the course series – Developing Self-Acceptance, where each course teaches you an unique technique to transform the mind through developing Self-Acceptance.

In this course, we are focused on the particular negative state that is Self-Criticism

Self-Rejection
In life we can develop a habit of judging ourselves negatively. For instance, we can often criticize when we under-perform or when we fail. We can even subconsciously reject ourselves when other people judge us. Whatever the case, when we are in a state of Self-Rejection we are in a very limiting state - a state of unhappiness and this state also creates the fear of being judged by others.

Transforming Self-Rejection Into Self-Acceptance
Self-Rejection can be a deep rooted subconscious habit and it thus it can be difficult to address.
This course will teach you a technique called Self-Blessings. Through this technique, the deep rooted negative habit will surfaces, allowing you to become aware of the things that you often reject yourself about, and then through the technique you will be able to transform the subconscious habits of Self-Rejection into Self-Acceptance, which will help you to release the inner fears and negativities to create greater happiness in life.

So this course is perfect for people who are looking for ways to love themselves more, to develop more self-confidence and self-support, and to release the fears of being judged by others.

As with all my courses, the goal is to transform the mind completely. So your deep rooted habits will be challenged, your beliefs will be challenged. So this can be an uncomfortable course for some people, but realize that on the journey of Self-Transformation, when you experience discomfort, it means your mind is being challenged, all part of the process of refining and purifying the mind.

Self-Transformation doesn't happen in a day. So before judging the course, try the technique for a few weeks and see the effects yourself! Remember...great changes don't happen in just one day!

Live your life, loving yourself

Life is too short to be spent criticizing ourselves and worrying about how people judge us!

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If you are interested in understanding and addressing the suffering states of the mind, then you can try the more advanced course - Transform your mind - Transform your life where you will learn how to use life experiences to transform the mind.

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·I have 8 + other courses which you can find by clicking on my profile icon.

· Transform Your Mind, Transform your life
· The Creator's Meditation - 22 Day meditation course
· The Creator's Absorption - Transform Your Anger Into Happiness
etc.

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How to start a conversation with anybody! Backed by research

Ten easy to use tips for you to become a better conversational partner immediately!

Created by Ferdinand Brand - Professional teacher & researcher in learning & innovation

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Students: 2668, Price: Free

What is one of the most crucial things in live? Communication! Think about it.. every person you now call: close friends once was a stranger!

So it's super helpfult if we would be able to have more meaningsful, fun and interesting conversations with anybody!

And that's why I have ten tips for you! You'll learn how to open a conversation, ask questions, use humor, leave an impression and build more connections.

It doesn't matter if you want to intiate conversations at work, with clients or in your free time, you could use these tips in every situation.

and the best part.. it's absolutely free :D I just thought this would be a fun course to give to you guys for all the support and nice feedback that I have been given! Enjoy!

Quality of Me

Slave to your past? Get your key here to free yourself today. Live better.

Created by Deon Groenewald - Internationally Certified Master Trainer in Life Coaching

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Students: 1966, Price: Free

Depressed? 

Bad memories?

Lost that zest for life?

You don't need your past to chain you down today.

The longer we allow our past to influence us negatively, the worse it gets.

Stop and change today.

The past can be like an infection. The longer it lingers the more damage it does. 

Here is your solution. Unless you enjoy the pain from the past? 

Here we teach you a great secret about life. How life repeats itself and why. 

We teach an anciant wisdom of circles and patterns, that will not only make you understand the past, but assist you to a better future.

This course is not easy. In fact it is very difficult for many people to become a new and better person. If you have been chained down with your past for long, please realize you have enslaved yourself.

Here is your keys to unlock the chains that have been holding you down. Take this course, when it works, you are free.

Remember, the only risk is that you will have to handle your freedom now. 

Things happen in our life. Often it influences us badly. Our hearts get broken band we become scared and even afraid to try again. 

I struggled for many years to understand why I experienced recurring negative things happening to me. This course is what changed my life, and it will change yours.

We often have similar negative events in our lives. Often it feels like we are just not overcoming and moving on. I know. It happened to me, often, and I kept on asking ,why,why,why? This course not only gives you a clear understanding but tools to move on with. 

You know what I am talking about. If you have read to here, it means you are carrying the weight from your past. Take action, do something. Shake it off. Find out the secrets and the step here. I give you the how. 

M.A.G.I.C. Magic Academy; Grow Incredible Confidence

Gain instant Confidence by using magic tricks as a tool.

Created by Laurens Weigand - Magician

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Students: 1821, Price: Free

This course is mainly focused how to speak in public, how to deal with nervs. This course is for all ages, but we believe that if children follow this course they will grow a more confident personality as an adult later in their life.

Public speaking is the #01 fear among adults today.

We created a 1 hour online course for children to learn from a young age how to speak in public, how to make friends easily, how to deal with nerves and how to prepare a presentation in school, using magic as a tool.  This course has been tried and tested in Europe for the last 4 years as a part of a real academy  ​with a 100% growth in confidence for any child of any age and any level of public speaking ability. The co-creator, in the picture you see, has taught at least 150 children per week teaching these EXACT same skills you will learn on these videos.

On this course we teach five amazing magic tricks taught in depth so that anyone can very quickly go out and amaze family and friends in no time at all. You will not only learn amazing magic, but you will also get some great advice and tips on how to perform, how to gain confidence, how to make friends so that you and your children can perform these tricks easily, while boosting self esteem and confidence at the same time! We give you an opportunity so you can do something very special with your child, while you AND your child are learning some amazing life skills. In The Netherlands we say: ''We hit two flies with 1 slap'' enjoy the course, the quality time with your child, and we hope to see you in the future, as a professional public speaker!

Be Confident. Be Real. Be You.

A mini-course on creating authentic confidence.

Created by Janelle Anderson - Confidence Coach at Emerging Life Coaching

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Students: 1161, Price: Free

Did you know that four out of five women struggle with self-confidence? That is a staggering realization! And I find it totally unacceptable. Women are amazing, smart, talented, and so valuable to this world. I believe every woman has unique gifts that this world needs and it is my mission and my passion to do all I can to empower women to be fearlessly confident, to love who they are and what they do, and to walk out on the center stage of their lives as the star of their own story!

This course is designed to get you started on your journey to living your life with a peaceful, authentic and powerful confidence in who you truly are. I believe that confidence comes from knowing who you are, embracing who you are, and expressing who you are in all you do.

You’re already amazing! You just don’t know it yet.

Addiction Recovery- Relapse Prevention Strategies that work!

Strategies that are truly EFFECTIVE have been created with honesty and specific details that has to be carried out.

Created by Michael L. Williams, Jr - My Purpose is Greater than my struggles

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Students: 1092, Price: Free

No one has to relapse. No one benefits from a relapse. Think about your recovery plan. Add some meetings. Schedule your time. See your therapist. Use the tools that have helped you in recovery to stay drug and alcohol-free through this stressful time.

Addiction (Substance Use Disorder) is a condition with far-reaching consequences. Families are torn apart and trust is often broken. The person struggling with a substance use disorder and friends and family suffer because of the actions of those struggling. The good news is that many people with a substance use disorder have been able to turn their lives around, begin a life of recovery, and Maintain it.

It all comes from making the right decisions and sticking with it regardless of the difficulties that come along in the journey. If you or a loved one are faced with substance use disorder, know that there is hope beyond the dark tunnel. The following Relapse Prevention Strategies in this course has inspired many to maintain a life of recovery for years and it has also inspired people to reach out for much-needed treatment.

Hopefully, it will help you do the same.

This course provides evidence-based ways to overcome relapse by using proper training strategies to manage cravings, triggers, and moods that lead to relapse. It also includes simple worksheets from "T H E  M A T R I X  M O D E L" that will allow you to understand.

©2005 by Matrix Institute All rights reserved. Published 2005 Printed in the United States of America Duplicating these handouts for personal or group use is permissible The Matrix Model is a registered trademark of the Matrix Institute.

All the worksheets provided in this course were things that I actually use to help maintain my 12 years of Sobriety, and I believe that if it works for me it will also work for you.

Morning Mastery

ready to fly like a bird?

Created by Atlas Meditation - meditation

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Students: 969, Price: Free

Time is a precious aspect in life, which is why you should always be thankful for what you have. All the time you’re given, shouldn’t go to waste.

Plan out your day, think of how to decisively make use of your time each day. Each passing minute is a minute you’ll never get back, so make them all count.

This video course will help you to become more productive, energetic, positive, and lead a better day.

Topics covered:

  • Be more productive

  • Accomplish all goals they set in life

  • Reduce stress & anxiety by starting your day right

  • Enjoy better sleep

  • Feel more positive

  • Be healthier & improve general well-being

  • Lead a happier life

  • Be highly motivated

  • Have an amazing start to their day

The morning routine helps us set the tone for the day, better allowing us to control our schedules rather than our schedule controlling us. As we start each day fresh, we can better focus on what is in front of us, where to prioritize our time, and, ultimately, increase our productivity.

Why is routine so important?

Some ways a routine can help include: Better stress levels lead to improved mental health, more time to relax and less anxiety. ... Better health is a result of just a little extra planning. Set the alarm a little earlier and you'll have time to exercise and eat breakfast, fueling your body for the day.

What is a routine and why is it important?

Implementing a structure to your day can give you a sense of control. It can also improve your focus, organization, and productivity. Having a routine is about more than just your day-to-day responsibilities and your work—don't forget to make time for self-care

Advanced class : What is the 1 thing to do after any course?

UPCOMING tools and the previous course act as tool box to certainly exercise any method any technique of any course.

Created by Deepanshu Biswal - Coach of mental models, explorer of habits and action

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Students: 590, Price: Free

Now as you know there are a lot of courses available while nobody tells you what to do after the class.

The only subject which has to be a  one-stop solution under the sun to practice anything you always wanted to but never applied yet.

       The power of exercising the values of targets to accomplish and work with particular energy is here.

  • Here we will learn about the ways you really need to see how you can add something easily into your daily activity and which one would go to the next month.

  • Step by step you get to know about what to really apply to daily life and what to leave off. This small course can really remove what's not of much use.

  • Let's identify what's neglected while needs to be taken care of.

  • KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE BEST COURSE AVAILABLE.

  • Any course you find on the internet or whichever course you always wanted to try but never gave a try.

  • Now it's your turn to believe and start catching the low hanging fruits and see what can be done easily to get off the comfort zone.

  • Try this with any course you have, any book of principles, and any of the studies by a coach.

PRECAUTIONS FOR FINER RESULT.

Make sure you complete the exercise explained in the previous lesson and then you are permitted to jump into the next lesson.

You can jump to the next lesson once you complete the previous lesson.

How To Hack The Law Of Attraction For Your Success

How To Program Your Mind For Law Of Attraction

Created by Dambar Bahadur Somai - Karate Coach, Zen Counselor, Reiki Master, NLP Mind Trainer

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Students: 418, Price: Free

This course is about programming your mind for Law of Attraction. Usually people use the techniques with out understanding in the depth and follow the common general instruction with surface level practice. In this course you will find that the approach of learning is really unique and different. The way of practicing technique is very much effective and sub-conscious level. Normal practice is going on everywhere and those are not result oriented and log lasting impacting at all. This course will help you to achieve desired goal with deep root connected level with your sub conscious mind. Though, the Law of Attraction is a universal law that has been around since the beginning of time. It is always there and always will be.

Topics covered:

  • What  Is The Law Of Attraction Really?

  • Why The Law of Attraction Fails?

  • How To Change In An Instant The Belief That Kills Your Law Of Attraction?

  • Exercise Of Deep Visualization

  • Removing Your Past References To Create Mindset For Law Of Attraction

  • Creating Inner Imprints For Having Amazing Law Of Attraction?

  • 7 Magical Self Affirmations That Wonderfully Guide Your Law Of Attraction

  • Success Imprints (Bonus)

Who this course is for:

  • For you that wants to learn the law of attraction

  • For you that wants to get desired goals in life

  • For you that wants to grow in life

  • For you that wants to attract new things in life

  • For you that wants to solve the problems

Balance your Chakras – Balance your life

Begin the journey to a new reality.

Created by Erika Najera - Life enthusiast

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Students: 346, Price: Free

This course will help you understand the importance of keeping your Chakras balanced. These powerful centers of energy are waiting for you to open them and use them.

We live our lives immerse in a daily routine, doing what we were told we should do, what everyone else is doing. Give yourself the chance to be different, to experiment with a new way to see life so you can create your own reality, so you can be your true self. Allow yourself to develop and expand all your magnificent abilities.

You will acquire different tools to live in harmony, to understand what your body is trying to tell you and to make the necessary changes to create a positive outcome.

Your physical, emotional, and spiritual health are your responsibility. Give yourself the opportunity to see other dimensions, to learn about something that has always been there, waiting for you to experience it and embrace it.

Nobody taught to us the importance of taking care of our full being, but once you start paying attention to the subtle signs and allow yourself to experiment and include another side of you, you'll see significant changes in your daily life.

Take the chance, give yourself the chance to learn about something that has always been there, waiting for you to see it.

Flying the F4 Phantom. Fast Jet Performance.

Do not let anything hold you back. Do it in VR.

Created by Graham "The Baron" Hesketh - Online Flying instructor. Fixed wing Classic and Rotary.

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Students: 342, Price: Free

Free with X-Plane 11 flight sim. The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed for the United States Navy by McDonnell Aircraft. It first entered service in 1961 with the Navy. Proving highly adaptable, it was also adopted by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force, and by the mid-1960s had become a major part of their air arms.

The Phantom is a large fighter with a top speed of over Mach 2.2. It can carry more than 18,000 pounds (8,400 kg) of weapons on nine external hardpoints, including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground missiles, and various bombs. The F-4, like other interceptors of its time, was initially designed without an internal cannon. Later models incorporated an M61 Vulcan rotary cannon. Beginning in 1959, it set 15 world records for in-flight performance, including an absolute speed record and an absolute altitude record.

The F-4 was used extensively during the Vietnam War. It served as the principal air superiority fighter for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps and became important in the ground-attack and aerial reconnaissance roles late in the war. During the Vietnam War, one U.S. Air Force pilot, two weapon systems officers (WSOs), one U.S. Navy pilot and one radar intercept officer (RIO) became aces by achieving five aerial kills against enemy fighter aircraft. The F-4 continued to form a major part of U.S. military air power throughout the 1970s and 1980s, being gradually replaced by more modern aircraft such as the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon in the U.S. Air Force, the F-14 Tomcat in the U.S. Navy, and the F/A-18 Hornet in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

The Confidence Magic Wand

Build a healthy, loving, balanced relationship with yourself!

Created by Alexandra Cingi - Clinical Hypnotherapist and Teacher

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Students: 206, Price: Free

Build a healthy, loving, balanced relationship with yourself! This mini-workshop will help you to make friends with yourself and feel secure enough to take risks.

We will touch on the significance of early experience and how to redress it in the present, how to feel loved, cutting yourself some slack, changing perspective and our internal dialogue. Over one hour of video content, including two downloadable meditation audio tracks for you to keep and revisit whenever you need a boost!

In this course you will learn:

  • How the way that we hold our bodies directly impacts our confidence

  • Attachment styles and their bearing on your confidence

  • Why your real power is in the present

  • How to find evidence of your importance to others: feeling seen and heard, included, appreciated, liked and loved

  • How to fulfil your own emotional needs and lean less on others

  • One way to be kind and respectful to yourself

  • Two meditation practices to turn your insecurity into confidence

  • Tips on how to keep building on your newly acquired confidence

In enrolling, you will receive lifetime access to all of the above, with no deadlines for completing the course, plus two meditation audio tracks that you can download and keep.

I look forward to welcoming you inside the course!

Flying different aircraft types.

Lots of different aircraft for you to apply what you learned on the Cessna 172 course.

Created by Graham "The Baron" Hesketh - Online Flying instructor. Fixed wing Classic and Rotary.

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Students: 201, Price: Free

If it is your aim to become a commercial pilot. Learn online how to fly the Cessna 172 and then apply what I taught you in the course to other aircraft especially twin engine types which are the backbone of civil aviation. Here are some examples most are free downloads and some are not. It is important to get the feel of different types and to know how to get the feel of a new aircraft quickly.

International Regulation Type ratings are required for aircraft over 5700kgs

Flag of the ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifies the international personnel licensing requirements, as documented in Annex 1 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Which aircraft require a type rating is decided by the National Aviation Authority, in accordance with specifications outlined by ICAO.

ICAO stipulates that:

  • Type Ratings should be established for aircraft with minimum crew of at least two pilots

    • or when considered necessary by the Licensing Authority

  • The applicant for a Type Rating must demonstrate the degree of skill required - including all normal flight procedures, emergency procedures, instrument procedures (where applicable) as well as upset prevention and recovery.

In many countries pilots of single-engined aircraft under a certain maximum weight (5,700 kg or 12,500 lb, typically) do not require a type rating for each model, all or most such aircraft being covered by one class rating instead. There are exceptions to this, e.g. under the European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) regulations the piston version of the Piper Malibu does require its own type rating. In New Zealand and South Africa there is no class rating, each aircraft model requires its own rating. Countries which have adopted the class rating system for small aircraft typically require additional training and license endorsement for complexity features such as conventional undercarriage (tailwheels), variable-pitch propellers, retractable undercarriage, etc.

Many commercial aircraft share type ratings, allowing qualified pilots to operate both of them with minimal transition training. Examples include the Boeing 757 and Boeing 767, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787, Airbus A330 and Airbus A340, and all of the members of the A320 family (the A318, A319, A320, and A321).

How To Start Your Reiki Business

FREE Reiki Success Tips In Business

Created by Dr. Tiffani Hume D.B.A., J.D. - Usui Reiki Master and Teacher

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Students: 194, Price: Free

Welcome to this course landing page!

In this-- free --course, you will receive information on how to become a reiki practitioner by clicking over to my online Udemy course, "Quantum Reiki: From Basic to Quantum in 24 hours"   or less because you can go at your own pace! :)  You will learn in this class how to join at least 10 different professional Reiki associations around the globe so that you can network with other like minded people and learn from them. You will learn tips on how to successfully make money online and how to put your best foot forward when starting your own Reiki practice either private practice or working for someone else.

Most people stop when they have taken a course. They just stop and never expand their knowledge. The difference between the super successful and those that just stay average is that the super successful keep learning. Once a super successful person hits their target goal, they realize they are not done. They might have reached the top of the first mountain they climbed, but realized they are standing on a plateau looking at the next mountain they should go after and climb.

Students turn into masters, but masters always remain students in life.

This course will be one hour or less of your time, but will provide you with useful information to help you get started in your Reiki career or to expand your Reiki career to the next level.

Get started now!

I look forward to seeing you inside the course!

Dr. Tiffani L. Hume D.B.A., J.D.

Commercial Helicopter Pilot.

Do not let anything hold you back.

Created by Graham "The Baron" Hesketh - Online Flying instructor. Fixed wing Classic and Rotary.

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Students: 103, Price: Free

Both helicopters featured here are free downloads from X-Plane 11. If you have a gaming PC and controllers you can learn to fly helicopters for free, compared to thousands and thousands of hard earned. In VR it is awesome.

The average cost of helicopter flying lessons ranges from $150 to $200 per hour. If you want to get your helicopter pilot license, you can expect a price between $10,000 to $15,000, on average.

The FAA requires a minimum of 40 flight hours of instruction, of which at least 20 hours must be with an instructor and 10 hours must be solo. For most student pilots, 50 to 60 hours is more typical. Reaching that level of flight experience will take most people between six months and a year.

Helicopters are difficult to fly. ... Once you begin making small control inputs and learn how the helicopter responds, flying the aircraft will become much easier. One of the most difficult helicopter manoeuvres is hovering and it's often one of the first things a flight student is taught to do.

Can ANYONE learn to fly a helicopter? Most healthy people with correctable eyesight, normal hand-eye coordination, no major health issues, proper motivation, and average or above-average intelligence can be trained to fly a helicopter.

As of May 31, 2019, the average salary of a helicopter pilot is $94,519 a year. On average, helicopter pilots make anywhere from $80,148 to $121,547 a year.

And you may be wondering just why that is. Well, the answer is pretty simple: it's more expensive to learn to fly helicopters because of the cost of helicopter rental and flight instructor fees. ... Comparing that to the airplane rental rates at Inflight Pilot Training, where prices are much more affordable

Helicopters are more dangerous, according to data from the federal government, with a fatal accident rate of 0.72 per 100,000 flight hours in 2018. But general aviation — like recreational flying — is even more dangerous than that, with a fatal accident rate of more than 1 accident per 100,000 flight hours in 2018.

As new types of helicopter jobs are created, the amount of jobs available goes up and so does the shortage. As more people retire from the industry, more jobs become available. And as more industries start using helicopters, more pilots are needed. There simply aren't enough pilots to fill these openings.

English Electric Canberra.

In it's day it was the fastest aircraft in the world.

Created by Graham "The Baron" Hesketh - Online Flying instructor. Fixed wing Classic and Rotary.

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Students: 75, Price: Free

This is a free download from X-Plane 11.

The English Electric Canberra is a British first-generation jet powered medium bomber. It was developed by English Electric during the mid-to-late 1940s in response to a 1944 Air Ministry requirement for a successor to the wartime de Havilland Mosquito. Among the performance requirements for the type was the demand for an outstanding high-altitude bombing capability and high speed. These were partly accomplished by making use of newly developed jet propulsion technology. When the Canberra was introduced to service with the Royal Air Force in May 1951, it became the service's first jet-powered bomber.

Throughout most of the 1950s, the Canberra could fly at a higher altitude than any other aircraft in the world. In 1957, a Canberra established a world altitude record of 70,310 feet (21,430 m). In February 1951 it became the first jet aircraft to make a non-stop transatlantic flight.

Due to its ability to evade the early jet interceptor aircraft and its significant performance advancement over contemporary piston engine bombers, the Canberra became a popular aircraft on the export market, being procured for service in the air forces of many nations both inside and outside of the Commonwealth. It was also licence-produced in Australia by the Government Aircraft Factories and in the US by Martin as the B-57 Canberra.

In addition to being a tactical nuclear strike aircraft, the Canberra proved to be highly adaptable, serving in varied roles such as tactical bombing and photographic and electronic reconnaissance. The Canberra served in the Suez Crisis, Vietnam War, Falklands Conflict, Indo-Pakistani wars and numerous African conflicts.

The Canberra had a lengthy service life, serving for more than 50 years with some operators. In June 2006, the RAF retired the last of its Canberras some 57 years after its first flight. Three of the Martin B-57 variant remain in service, performing meteorological and re-entry tracking work for NASA.

Over 1,300 were built in UK and under licence in various countries overseas. It was built in 27 versions that equipped a total of 35 RAF squadrons and was exported to more than 15 countries.

XPlane:

The aircraft has a completely new 3d exterior model, has a reasonably representative 3d cockpit, FMOD sounds and lots of animations.

The weapons pack a punch – with 4 * 20mm Hispano cannons in a belly Gun Pack, 3 * 500lb bombs in the bomb bay and 2 * 1000lb bombs under wing. As a quirky alternative there are also 2 underwing Matra SNEB systems each with 18 rockets. By default the aircraft shows underwing 1000lb bombs – if the rockets are armed then the bombs are hidden showing the Matra Pods (in real life the Gun Pack + Matra SNEB was a rare combination – but its fun to have in XP).

With all this ordinance and the wing tip tanks the aircraft is quite heavy at takeoff – so if you want a more nimble flight I suggest drop the tanks and the bombs early on……

The B(I)8 had a fixed canopy – so no open switch – but if you use the keyboard canopy command it will open – as will the crew hatch. Nice for sitting around at your favourite airfield.

Start up is easy – flip on the fuel switches on the right side under the starter buttons then press the starter…. Off the switches to shut down. The B(I)8 was started by charge cartridges (3) in the nose of each engine – press the starter – the cartridges fire with a bang and smoke comes from the 3 cartridge vents…

Take off will a little flap. Landing needs a bit of flap and say 170knots – and use the speed-brakes if you feel the need.

The scope to the mid right in the cockpit is an Orange Putter (no not a mistake) – it was a rear view anti-attack radar system, this as the visual rear view was so poor. As we don’t have that in XP I just added a normal radar system.

The aircraft runs well in AI - so with FMOD you can fill your local airport with noisy Canberras.

There are 9 liveries included for 3, 16, 59 and 88 Squadrons + a shark mouth 16 Squadron, a RNZAF aircraft, a SAAF aircraft and WT333 in Anti-Flash White used by the AWRE in Woomera, Australia.

PM me for a Paint Kit.

Enjoy

(And - thank you Sean McLeod / Jacques Brault for the initial running start at the flight model and the XPFR Team for the pilot.)

The English Electric Canberra is a British first-generation jet powered medium bomber. It was developed by English Electric during the mid-to-late 1940s in response to a 1944 Air Ministry requirement for a successor to the wartime de Havilland Mosquito fast bomber. Among the performance requirements for the type was the demand for an outstanding high-altitude bombing capability and high speed. These were partly accomplished by making use of newly developed jet propulsion technology. When the Canberra was introduced to service with the Royal Air Force (RAF), the type's first operator, in May 1951, it became the service's first jet-powered bomber.

Throughout most of the 1950s, the Canberra could fly at a higher altitude than any other aircraft in the world. In 1957, a Canberra established a world altitude record of 70,310 feet (21,430 m). In February 1951, another Canberra set another world record when it became the first jet aircraft to make a non-stop transatlantic flight. Due to its ability to evade the early jet interceptor aircraft and its significant performance advancement over contemporary piston-engined bombers, the Canberra became a popular aircraft on the export market, being procured for service in the air forces of many nations both inside and outside of the Commonwealth of Nations. The type was also licence-produced in Australia by the Government Aircraft Factories and in the US by Martin as the B-57 Canberra. The latter produced both the slightly modified B-57A Canberra and the significantly updated B-57B.

In addition to being a tactical nuclear strike aircraft, the Canberra proved to be highly adaptable, serving in varied roles such as tactical bombing and photographic and electronic reconnaissance. Canberras served in the Suez Crisis, Vietnam War, Falklands War, Indo-Pakistani wars and numerous African conflicts. In several wars, each of the opposing sides had Canberras in their air forces.

The Canberra had a lengthy service life, serving for more than 50 years with some operators. In June 2006, the RAF retired the last of its Canberras, 57 years after its first flight. Three of the Martin B-57 variant remain in service, performing meteorological and reentry tracking work for NASA, as well as providing electronic communication (Battlefield Airborne Communications Node or BACN) testing for deployment to Afghanistan.

Pitts S1 Special Aerobatic aircraft

Do not let anything hold you back.

Created by Graham "The Baron" Hesketh - Online Flying instructor. Fixed wing Classic and Rotary.

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Students: 63, Price: Free

Superb and easy aircraft to fly. But and here it the BUT... Try landing it!

The Pitts Special (company designations S1 and S2) is a series of light aerobatic biplanes designed by Curtis Pitts. It has accumulated many competition wins since its first flight in 1944. The Pitts biplanes dominated world aerobatic competition in the 1960s and 1970s and, even today, remain potent competition aircraft in the lower categories.

Curtis Pitts began the design of a single-seat aerobatic biplane in 1943–1944. The design has been refined continuously since the prototype first flew in September 1944; however, the current Pitts S2 still remains quite close to the original in concept and in design.

Several of the aircraft that Curtis Pitts built had a picture of a skunk on them and were called "Stinkers". After she bought it, aerobatic performer Betty Skelton called the second aircraft that Curtis built, "Little Stinker". The prototype S-2, which was the first two-seat Pitts, was "Big Stinker", the prototype Model 11 (later called S1-11B) was "Super Stinker", and the prototype Model 12 was the "Macho Stinker".

In 1962 Curtis Pitts set up Pitts Enterprises to sell plans of the S-1C to homebuilders.

Certified versions of the Pitts are now produced by Aviat Aircraft in Afton, Wyoming. It is available as the S1 single-seater with an up to 200 hp (150 kW) flat-4 Lycoming engine and a 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m) wingspan, or as the S2 two-seater variant featuring a 260 hp (194 kW) flat-6 Lycoming and a 20 ft (6.1 m) wingspan. Pitts Specials have been equipped with engines of up to 450 hp (338 kW).

Plans for the single-seat Pitts S1-S are also available from Aviat Aircraft. The S1-C and derivative S1-SS plans and kits are supplied by Steen Aero Lab in Palm Bay, Florida. Many hundreds of homebuilders have successfully completed and flown the Pitts since plans became available in 1960.

All single-seat (S-1) and two-seat (S-2) Pitts Specials are variations of the basic design from 1944.

The aircraft was popularized by Betty Skelton, Caro Bayley, and other air show performers, which led to the offering of plans in 1962.

Pitts produced limited numbers of aircraft during the 1940s and 1950s. The Pitts Special became the standard by which all other aerobatic aircraft were judged. After a number of homebuilt aircraft were produced from rough hand-drawn plans produced by Pitts, more professionally drawn plans went on sale in 1962. While many homebuilt aircraft were built in the 1960s, earning the S1 a reputation as an excellent aerobatic aircraft, Pitts worked on the design of a two-seat aerobatic trainer version, the S-2, which first flew in 1967 and gained its type certificate in 1971. Factory-built aircraft produced by the Aerotek company at Afton, Wyoming were joined in production by the single-seat S-1S in 1973.

In 1972, the US Aerobatic Team won the World Championships flying only Pitts biplanes. 1977 Curtis Pitts sold his interests in the Pitts S1 & S2 to Doyle Child. Child later sold the rights in 1981 to Frank Christensen, who continued production at the Afton plant under the guise of Christen Industries. The rights for homebuilt versions of the Pitts were sold in 1994 to Steen Aero Lab, with the Afton factory and production rights being transferred to Aviat.

Curtis Pitts died in 2005 at age 89. At the time of his death, he was working with Steen on the prototype of the new Pitts Model 14, a brand new, two-seat biplane designed for unlimited aerobatics powered by the 400 horsepower Vedeneyev M14P radial engine. The rights to the Pitts name is currently owned by Aviat which also owns the similar model to the Pitts in the Christen Eagle.

The current inverted flat spin world record is 98 set on March 20, 2016 by air show performer Spencer Suderman over Yuma, Arizona. Suderman flew the Sunbird S-1x, a Lycoming IO-540-powered experimental variant of the Pitts S1. The maneuver began from 24,500' over the Yuma Proving Grounds and was recovered at 2,000' AGL. The previous world record for the number of consecutive turns in a flat spin was 81 also set by Spencer Suderman on March 13, 2014 in a Pitts S2-B from 23,000 ft altitude over the Naval Air Facility El Centro.

Classic aircraft the Messerschmitt 262.

Do not let anything hold you back.

Created by Graham "The Baron" Hesketh - Online Flying instructor. Fixed wing Classic and Rotary.

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Students: 59, Price: Free

Messerschmitt Me 262

The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe (German: "Swallow") in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel (German: "Storm Bird") in fighter-bomber versions, was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but problems with engines, metallurgy and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944. The Me 262 was faster and more heavily armed than any Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor. One of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II, the Me 262's roles included light bomber, reconnaissance and experimental night fighter versions.

Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied aircraft shot down, although higher claims are sometimes made. The Allies countered its effectiveness in the air by attacking the aircraft on the ground and during take off and landing. Strategic materials shortages and design compromises on the Junkers Jumo 004 axial-flow turbojet engines led to reliability problems. Attacks by Allied forces on fuel supplies during the deteriorating late-war situation also reduced the effectiveness of the aircraft as a fighting force. Armament production within Germany was focused on more easily manufactured aircraft. In the end, the Me 262 had a negligible impact on the course of the war as a result of its late introduction and the consequently small numbers put in operational service.

While German use of the aircraft ended with the close of World War II, a small number were operated by the Czechoslovak Air Force until 1951. It also heavily influenced several designs, such as the Sukhoi Su-9 (1946) and Nakajima Kikka. Captured Me 262s were studied and flight-tested by the major powers, and ultimately influenced the designs of post-war aircraft such as the North American F-86 Sabre, MiG-15 and Boeing B-47 Stratojet. Several aircraft survive on static display in museums, and there are several privately built flying reproductions that use modern General Electric J85 engines.

Messerschmitt 163 Comet Rocket engine.

Do not let anything hold you back.

Created by Graham "The Baron" Hesketh - Online Flying instructor. Fixed wing Classic and Rotary.

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The Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet is a German interceptor aircraft designed for point-defence that is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have been operational and the first piloted aircraft of any type to exceed 1000 km/h (621 mph) in level flight. Designed by Alexander Lippisch, its performance and aspects of its design were unprecedented. German test pilot Heini Dittmar in early July 1944 reached 1,130 km/h (700 mph), an unofficial flight airspeed record unmatched by turbojet-powered aircraft for almost a decade.

Over 300 Komets were built, but the aircraft proved lackluster in its dedicated role as an interceptor and destroyed between 9 and 18 Allied aircraft against 10 losses. Aside from combat losses, many pilots were killed during testing and training,[4] at least in part due to the highly volatile and corrosive nature of the rocket propellant used in later models of the aircraft. This includes one pilot by the name of Oberleutnant Josef Pohs, who was dissolved by the rocket fuel following an incident that resulted in a ruptured fuel line.

In early 1941 production of a prototype series, known as the Me 163, began. Secrecy was such that the RLM's "GL/C" airframe number, 8-163, was actually that of the earlier Messerschmitt Bf 163. Three Bf 163-prototypes (V-1-V3) were built. It was thought that intelligence services would conclude any reference to the number "163" would be for that earlier design. In May 1941, the first prototype Me 163A, V4, was shipped to Peenemünde to receive the HWK RII-203 engine. By 2 October 1941, Me 163A V4, bearing the radio call sign letters, or Stammkennzeichen, "KE+SW", set a new world speed record of 1,004.5 km/h (624.2 mph), piloted by Heini Dittmar, with no apparent damage to the aircraft during the attempt.[14][15] Some postwar aviation history publications stated that the Me 163A V3 was thought to have set the record.[16]

The 1,004 km/h (542 kn; 624 mph) record figure was only officially surpassed after the war, by the American Douglas D-558-1 on 20 August 1947. Ten Me 163As (V4-V13) were built for pilot training and further tests.

Me 163B's unsprung jettisonable main gear "dolly" unit

Use of the "Scheuch-Schlepper" before an Me 163B's flight (above) and after (below)

During testing of the prototype (A-series) aircraft, the jettisonable undercarriage presented a serious problem. The original dollies possessed well-sprung independent suspension for each wheel,[17] and as the aircraft took off, the large springs rebounded and threw the dolly upward, striking the aircraft. The production (B-series) aircraft used much simpler, crossbeam-axled dollies, and relied on the landing skid's oleo-pneumatic strut[18] to absorb ground-running impacts during the takeoff run, as well as to absorb the shock of landing. If the hydraulic cylinder was malfunctioning, or the skid mistakenly left during a landing procedure in the "locked and lowered" position (as it had to be for takeoff), the impact of a hard touchdown on the skid could cause back injuries to the pilot.

Once on the ground, the aircraft had to be retrieved by a Scheuch-Schlepper, a converted small agricultural vehicle, originally based on the concept of the two-wheel tractor, carrying a detachable third swiveling wheel at the extreme rear of its design for stability in normal use—this swiveling third wheel was replaced with a pivoting, special retrieval trailer that rolled on a pair of short, triple-wheeled continuous track setups (one per side) for military service wherever the Komet was based. This retrieval trailer usually possessed twin trailing lifting arms, that lifted the stationary aircraft off the ground from under each wing whenever it was not already on its twin-wheel dolly main gear, as when the aircraft had landed on its ventral skid and tailwheel after a mission. Another form of trailer, known also to have been trialled with the later B-series examples, was tried during the Komet's test phase, which used a pair of sausage-shaped air bags in place of the lifting arms and could also be towed by the Scheuch-Schlepper tractor, inflating the air bags to lift the aircraft. The three-wheeled Scheuch-Schlepper tractor used for the task was originally meant for farm use, but such a vehicle with a specialized trailer—which could also lift the Me 163's airframe completely clear of the ground to effect the recovery as a normal part of the Me 163's intended use—was required as the Komet was unpowered after exhausting its rocket propellants, and lacked main wheels after landing, from the jettisoning of its "dolly" main gear at takeoff.[24] The slightly larger Sd Kfz 2 Kettenkrad half-track motorcycle, known to be used with the Me 262 jet fighter for ground handling needs, and documented as also being used with the Arado Ar 234B jet recon-bomber,[25] was not known to have ever been used for ground handling operations with the Komet at any time.

During flight testing, the superior gliding capability of the Komet proved detrimental to safe landing. As the now un-powered aircraft completed its final descent, it could rise back into the air with the slightest updraft. Since the approach was unpowered, there was no opportunity to make another landing pass. For production models, a set of landing flaps allowed somewhat more controlled landings. This issue remained a problem throughout the program. Nevertheless, the overall performance was tremendous, and plans were made to put Me 163 squadrons all over Germany in 40-kilometre rings (25 mi) around any potential target. Development of an operational version was given the highest priority.