GAO study highlights realities of pilot shortage

Posted on March 17th, 2014 by

The lack of opportunities for aspiring pilots to build flight time required to advance to the right seat of a regional airliner is among the factors leading to the shortage of qualified pilots now confronting the U.S. airline industry, according... Continue Reading →

Flight Center Development Council meets

Posted on March 16th, 2014 by

Manassas, Va. —  A group of flight training school owners from multiple states along the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic region met recently as Diamond Flight Center Development Council members to plan their further growth and market expansion. Continue Reading →

Sporty’s launches Flight Instructor Rebate Program

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by

Sporty’s Pilot Shop now offers flight and ground instructors a $25 Sporty’s Gift Card each time one of their students buys a Sporty’s complete pilot course — available for Private, Sport, Recreational and Instrument training. Continue Reading →

Executive Flyers Aviation celebrates 50 years

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by

BEDFORD, Mass. — Executive Flyers Aviation celebrated its 50th anniversary March 4. The family owned flight school and aircraft repair station has been in constant operation at the Laurence G. Hanscom Field Airport in Bedford, Mass., since 1964. Continue Reading →

FAA proposes fine for Sierra Academy of Aeronautics

Posted on February 8th, 2014 by

LOS ANGELES – The FAA is proposing a $204,050 civil penalty against Sierra Academy of Aeronautics of Atwater, Calif., for allegedly operating nine Cessna 152 airplanes when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. Continue Reading →

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Parkwater Aviation tapped for Kodiak training

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by

Quest Aircraft Co. has signed an agreement with Parkwater Aviation to provide pilot familiarization courses for the Kodiak. Continue Reading →

Kings offer savings to pilots wanting to beat ATP deadline

Posted on February 4th, 2014 by

To help pilots wanting to beat the FAA deadline by getting their ATPs before Aug. 1 — after which new requirements make it much more difficult — King Schools is offering a 50% saving on its ATP ground school and... Continue Reading →

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Women with disabilities invited to learn To fly

Posted on January 29th, 2014 by

Women with physical disabilities are encouraged to apply for full-ride flight training scholarships from Able Flight. Continue Reading →

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SAFE Pilot Proficiency Program travels to Florida

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by

The second Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Regional Pilot Proficiency Project (PPP) has been set for Melbourne, Florid,a March 8–9, sponsored by Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Continue Reading →

Pilgrim Aviation spreads its wings

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by

Pilgrim Aviation is expanding in Massachusetts by adding a new base of operation for flight training in Taunton. An authorized Cessna Pilot Center headquartered at Plymouth Municipal Airport (PYM) with additional flight school operations at Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK), Pilgrim... Continue Reading →