Scholarship launched to get new flying club airborne

It started like so many other great ideas in aviation: A bunch of pilots sitting around, talking about their love of flying and their concern about the dwindling pilot population.

But unlike so many, these Chicago area pilots decided to do something. They formed Ground Effect Advisors (GEA) and then created a scholarship focused exclusively on flying clubs. The winning applicant will receive more than $3,500 worth of products, services, and support towards getting a flying club off the ground.

“We thought there’s got to be something we can do to help,” said Todd McClamroch, one of the founding partners of GEA and the man behind MyFlightBlog.com, which is all about learning to fly. “Everybody talks about helping, but it needed a kickstart.”

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Signature Flight Support sponsors Able Flight

Signature Flight Support has signed on as a major sponsor of Able Flight, a non-profit organization that provides flight and aviation career training scholarships to people with physical disabilities.

Signature will join Embraer Aircraft and Sennheiser Aviation as host sponsors of Able Flight’s 2nd annual benefit event to be held at Fantasy Of Flight near Orlando on April 20. [Read more…]

App showcasing cockpits now available

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You can now look inside some of history’s greatest aircraft with the new ACI Cockpit360º app available from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and AeroCapture Images.

The free app features high-definition panoramic photos of more than 20 cockpits from many well-known aircraft on display at the museum, [Read more…]

Scholarship fuels Alaska teen’s dreams of flight

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Less than a month shy of his 18th birthday, Alexander Agosti is a little closer to his dream of becoming a professional pilot thanks to Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Alaska petroleum distribution group, which sponsored the Alaska Air Carriers Association (AACA) 2013 Forrest Jones Memorial Scholarship. Agosti earned the scholarship for his outstanding academic record and passion for aviation.

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