Epic Flight Academy, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is responding to the national pilot shortage by offering educational sponsorships to U.S. students who aspire to become commercial pilots. [Read more…]
In March, Master Instructors designated its next class of Ten-Time Masters. The achievement marks 20 years of participation in the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP).
Three instructors make up this second group to reach the 10-time milestone: David Faile of Fairfield, Connecticut; Lonnie Hilkemeier of Boulder, Colorado; and Lou Wipotnik of Wheeling, Illinois. [Read more…]
A $500 aviation scholarship is being offered for student pilots and pilots to help further their training.
Sponsored by aviation insurance broker, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), the Get into the Air scholarship can be used towards any phase of flight training, a flight review, written exam, instrument proficiency check or a check ride. [Read more…]
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Ninety-Nines and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2016 calendar year) who wants to learn to fly. [Read more…]
ASA‘s new Combined Commercial and Flight Instructor Syllabus is now available as a free download.
The syllabus covers all necessary flight proficiency skills a pilot needs to meet the requirements for an initial commercial pilot certificate and an initial flight instructor certificate, with an airplane category and single-engine land class rating. [Read more…]
General aviation’s advocacy groups are lobbying the House of Representatives, asking congressional members to oppose legislation that would make it harder for veterans to pursue aviation careers.
H.R. 3016, the Veterans Employment, Education, and Healthcare Improvement Act, would cap flight training tuition and fee benefits at $20,235, a move a Feb. 9 letter warns will “cause immediate and alarming changes to collegiate flight-training degree benefits for our nation’s military veterans.” [Read more…]