Flying an airplane you’ve never flown before is a lot like cooking in someone else’s kitchen. Although you know how to work a stove, the microwave can present a challenge and finding the most basic of implements can be time consuming and frustrating.
Now add the dimension of being at 3,000 feet above the earth and hurtling through space at 120 knots. Before you attempt to go it alone, it’s a good idea to get some training in that “kitchen.”
Most pilots — and their insurance companies — recognize the value of transition training when moving from one model of aircraft to another. However, it can be a challenge to find someone who can legally provide that training, especially when you intend to fly an experimental aircraft.
The FAA has granted approval for CTI Professional Flight Training’s Millington, Tennessee, satellite to join its Fort Lauderdale, Florida, partner in offering a structured Part 141 flight training syllabus to its students.
CTI Professional Flight Training has been training professional pilots at its Fort Lauderdale location for over 25 years, and recently expanded its operation to a satellite base at Millington Regional Jetport near Memphis, Tennessee.
Aerosim Training Solutions has received FAA approval for its Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Training Program.
The ATP CTP is a course that has been mandated by the FAA to be completed by all pilots who wish to add an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate to their existing certificates in order to fly for a commercial airline (part 121 carrier). This also applies to pilots who wish to operate as a pilot in command (PIC) in the part 135 or part 91 environment.
HILLSBORO, Oregon — Hillsboro Aviation has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15% of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
AOPA has recognized Paragon Flight of Fort Meyers, Florida, as the 2014 Best Flight School and Spencer Watson of Manassas, Virginia, as the 2014 Best Flight Instructor. Ten additional flight schools and 10 instructors were named “Outstanding” by AOPA as a result of the poll results.
SEATTLE — one-G simulation has received FAA approval for the Tarbes7, a platform based on the Socata TBM line of high performance aircraft.
With the FAA mandate that all pilots seeking an ATP certificate be required to complete an FAA-approved ATP Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP) prior to taking the ATP Knowledge test, Sporty’s has partnered with ABX Airlines in Wilmington, Ohio, to offer this training.