Air Race Classic champions use winnings to establish scholarship

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The Racing Aces, Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson and Erin Cude, sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft, are establishing a new $5,000 Aviation Aces Scholarship for Women. The team just won the 2014 Air Race Classic and is funding the scholarship with their winnings and sponsorships to underwrite aviation education for women. The 2012 Racing Aces team also won the Air Race Classic and awarded a scholarship.

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Upwind Summer Scholarship recipients now private pilots

Upwind Summer Scholarship Program 2014 Winners Stephen Schick (L) and Julie Korsmeyer (R) with FAA Designated Pilot Examiner Linda Monahan (C) after passing their Private Pilot checkrides.

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program congratulates its 2014 winners for successfully completing the program. Julie Korsmeyer and Stephen Schick, both of San Mateo, Calif., were chosen from a large pool of impressive applications to receive a complete primary flight training program including ground school, flight training, and all the corresponding materials and mentoring.

Julie and Stephen went from ground school to check ride in only five months — they started ground school in April, flight training in June, and finished up with their Private Pilot checkrides in August.
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Bearhawk Aircraft receives FAA approval for transition training

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Bearhawk Aircraft has received the first FAA authorization for transition training in a four-place Bearhawk amateur-built airplane.

Bearhawk builder, owner and certified flight instructor (CFI), Jared Yates of Hickory, North Carolina, has received a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from the FAA allowing him to provide flight instruction in his four-place Bearhawk. The LODA allows builders and owners of Bearhawk aircraft to hone their pilot skills through a structured transition training program.

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CTI Professional Flight Training adds sim

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MILLINGTON, Tenn. — CTI Professional Flight Training has acquired a new flight simulator equipped with three-dimensional motion, accurate cockpit panel, and realistic control stick loading. CTI Professional Flight Training’s students will use the flight simulator to experience a lifelike flight mission while safely on the ground. The flight simulator is the Redbird FMX Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD), manufactured by Redbird Flight Simulations.

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