FREDERICK, Md. — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation Saturday awarded $65,000 in flight training scholarships to prospective pilots from eight states as part of its program to expand the pilot community and support flight training.
HILLSBORO, Oregon — Hillsboro Aviation has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15% of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
AOPA has recognized Paragon Flight of Fort Meyers, Florida, as the 2014 Best Flight School and Spencer Watson of Manassas, Virginia, as the 2014 Best Flight Instructor. Ten additional flight schools and 10 instructors were named “Outstanding” by AOPA as a result of the poll results.
SEATTLE — one-G simulation has received FAA approval for the Tarbes7, a platform based on the Socata TBM line of high performance aircraft.
With the FAA mandate that all pilots seeking an ATP certificate be required to complete an FAA-approved ATP Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP) prior to taking the ATP Knowledge test, Sporty’s has partnered with ABX Airlines in Wilmington, Ohio, to offer this training.
New from ASA is the Learn to Fly Blog, a place for current pilots, students, and future pilots to learn, explore, and share insights on the foundations of flight and flight training. Find out what it takes to become a pilot, learn the fundamental principles behind the wonder of flight, get test-taking tips, share training experiences with your peers, and learn about careers in aviation.
RANDOLPH, Vermont — Vermont Tech’s Professional Pilot Technology Program, in partnership with the Vermont Flight Academy, has received a Twin Seabee amphibious aircraft that was recently donated by a southern California couple.
Channel Islands Aviation has partnered with Santa Barbara Business College in California in a new, accredited program — Associate of Science in Aviation.
The Racing Aces, Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson and Erin Cude, sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft, are establishing a new $5,000 Aviation Aces Scholarship for Women. The team just won the 2014 Air Race Classic and is funding the scholarship with their winnings and sponsorships to underwrite aviation education for women. The 2012 Racing Aces team also won the Air Race Classic and awarded a scholarship.
SAN CARLOS, Calif. — The Upwind Summer Scholarship Program congratulates its 2014 winners for successfully completing the program. Julie Korsmeyer and Stephen Schick, both of San Mateo, Calif., were chosen from a large pool of impressive applications to receive a complete primary flight training program including ground school, flight training, and all the corresponding materials and mentoring.
Julie and Stephen went from ground school to check ride in only five months — they started ground school in April, flight training in June, and finished up with their Private Pilot checkrides in August.