Natalie Bingham Hoover has won the National Association of Flight Instructors 2014 Laslo Writing Award.
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.
A new non-profit organization, The Catholic Aviation Association (CAA), whose motto is “Faith, Flying and Fellowship,” plans to establish a nationwide network of flying clubs, to be known as Cupertino Aviation Clubs.
FlightSafety International’s new Pilatus PC-12/47 simulator has been qualified to Level D by the FAA. This simulator is the only FAA Level D qualified simulator for the Pilatus PC-12/47 available worldwide.
OSHKOSH — GoPro has teamed up with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles to help aviation go-getters reach the sky. The first ever GoPro flight scholarship, dubbed “Go Fly,” was created to encourage young adults to follow their dreams of becoming a pilot.
The GoFly Scholarship provides financial assistance for flight training school, plus a one- year EAA membership, and a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition and all necessary mounts to capture and share milestones throughout their journey to becoming a licensed pilot.
OSHKOSH — PilotEdge and IMC Club are collaborating on the newly-launched IFR Pilot Proficiency Center at AirVenture 2014. Pilots can experience a series of carefully crafted IFR flights, specifically designed to get them flying “in the system,” while exposing them to increasingly challenging tasks.
OSHKOSH — X-Copter is offering more than $7,500 in incentives for the lease or purchase of its next generation helicopter simulator during AirVenture 2014 taking place through Aug. 3. The new X-Copter is on display at the show in the HAI HELI-CENTER (Helicopter Association International) helicopter central.
OSHKOSH — King Schools officials noted at this week’s AirVenture that pilots the world over seeking an EASA Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL), Private Pilot License (PPL) or Night Rating certification now can study for their knowledge tests using an iPad training app available from King Schools.