Are clubs becoming the dominant force in local flight training?
When Bakersfield Flying Club president Bill Woodbury learned that the club had been named as a top tier American flight school, he was shocked for two reasons: First, he never thought of his club as a flight school and, second, his group had never sought such notoriety.
“Of course I was pleased and honored to learn of our recognition,” said Woodbury, “but to say I was surprised is an understatement.”
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarships. Online applications are due by midnight Feb. 28, 2015.
Scholarships include up to $1,000 travel expenses and flight instruction by Brian Lansburgh at Sisters Eagle Airport in Sisters, Oregon. Each scholarship valued at $1,995.
The school offers primary and advanced flight instruction, starting with a Cessna 150. In addition, Latitude Aviation will be teaching a Private Pilot Ground School through NIC’s Workforce Training Center starting Jan. 24.
“We sell fun,” says Helen Woods, manager of Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Stevensville, Md., a flight school specializing in Light-Sport Aircraft and recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the 50 best flight schools in the nation.
The school operates a fleet of European-made LSAs, but being located next to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, with hundreds of potential water landing spots to explore, Woods has shifted her focus to the Searey “flying boat” amphibian made by Progressive Aerodyne in Tavares, Fla.
Tecnam recently delivered a new Tecnam 2006T Twin form its Sebring, Florida, showroom and delivery center to the University of Alaska’s Aviation Technology Division, a journey of more than 4,000 miles.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — The Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School now offers its Confidence Course for a holiday special price of $795.
One of the school’s CFIs will dedicate the entire day, one on one, teaching and reviewing airmanship, upset training, spins, and basic aerobatics, in a Super Decathlon.
Hillsboro Aviation will continue to operate its charter and sales and service divisions with a focus on charter services, aircraft sales, MRO, avionics services and parts sales.
This next chapter for Hillsboro Aviation includes a new 45,000-square-foot building on 5.4 acres at the Hillsboro Airport to be completed in early 2016.
Continental Motors Group has opened Zulu Flight Training in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the second location and first international location for Zulu, a dual-site flight training school with a simulator based curriculum.
Continental has operated its prototype site at a mall in Spanish Fort, Alabama, for two years.