The Flying Musicians Association reports that its first Solo Scholarship Award recipient, Drew Medina of Vero Beach, Florida, a senior in the Vero Beach High School jazz, symphonic, and marching bands, has completed his first solo flight. [Read more…]
During the recent forum on loss of control (LOC) hosted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington, D.C., Master Instructor Rich Stowell proposed the “Learn to Turn” initiative as one solution to reduce LOC accidents.
According to NTSB Member Earl Weener, fatal LOC accidents have presented a “stubbornly recurrent safety challenge” for general aviation. [Read more…]
In October, Master Instructors designated its inaugural class of Ten-Time Masters. The historic achievement marks 20 years of participation in the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP). Three instructors comprise the first group to reach the milestone: Pat Knight of Flower Mound, Texas; Ed Fink of Fort Myers, Florida; and Dave McVinnie of Albuquerque, N.M. [Read more…]
The Cessna 172 is the easiest airplane to learn to fly in, according to a survey of flight schools around the world on Insider Monkey. Also on the list: The Cessna 150/152, Piper PA-28, Diamond DV20/DA20 Katana, and American Champion Citabria. Check out the full story here, then weigh in: Do you agree with the list? What airplane would get your vote as easiest trainer?