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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USAeroFlight partners with Stratos Aviation

Pictured are (from left to right):
Mike Gonzales, Brett Zukowski, Charles Baize,  Dimitri Partafyllas, Cecil Tune, Tom Burke and Stephen Horner

After more than 30 years, Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., decided to phase out its aviation program. That led three instructors in the program to create USAeroGroup to take over the college’s aircraft maintenance and aviation training programs as an independent business.
The founders of USAeroFlight inked agreements with BJU and North Greenville University for pilot training that grants college credit, while the FAA is in the process of transferring the university’s Part 141 flight school certificate and curriculum into the name of USAeroFlight.

The company also has inked an agreement with Stratos Aviation at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU), where both are based.

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