Bricks mark aviation milestone

Cole Harris


The inscribed bricks at the walkway entrance to the Central Florida Aerospace Academy on the SUN ’n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL) in Florida mark a significant date for a small group of students at the school. Each of the red bricks commemorates a student’s first solo.

So far, 28 bricks have been laid and the numbers will climb steadily with each yearly dedication. [Read more…]

EAA Young Eagles receive course upgrades

A cornerstone of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Flight Plan program for youth is free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course. Sporty’s now offers new content and functionality for the course, which serves as ground school, test prep and a complete flight training companion. Nearly four hours of new high-definition video content and animations have been added, along with improved features for the written test prep application. [Read more…]

Legacy Flight Training opens second facility

Legacy Flight Training Mirage Sim - LORES

VERO BEACH, Florida  — Legacy Flight Training’s second training center is now open for business. The new Legacy Flight Training facility, at the Air Commerce Center at the Scottsdale Airport (KSDL), joins Legacy’s facility at the Vero Beach Municipal Airport, in providing PA-46 specific flight training and full-motion simulator training.

Legacy Flight Training began operations at KVRB in 2010, and marks its fifth anniversary this year. [Read more…]

Upwind scholarship winners revealed

Upwind Summer Scholarship Program Class of 2015 - (L to R) Anthony Bellanti, Evan Isenstein-Brand, Michelle Karpishin, and Kevin Gray. Photo credit: Kevin Arends Photography

The Upwind Foundation has revealed the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program Class of 2015: Anthony Bellanti of San Mateo, Calif.; Kevin Gray of Belmont, Calif.; Evan Isenstein-Brand of Pacifica, Calif.; and Michelle Karpishin of San Mateo.

These four aspiring young aviators have been awarded a complete primary flight training program that begins with ground school in April and continues with flight training once the academic school year is completed. [Read more…]