Sporty’s officials note it has planned its webinar series for 2015 based on pilot feedback of the most popular topics. Sporty’s webinars are live, multimedia presentations delivered online. Attendees hear from subject experts and have the opportunity to ask questions. [Read more…]
Are clubs becoming the dominant force in local flight training?
When Bakersfield Flying Club president Bill Woodbury learned that the club had been named as a top tier American flight school, he was shocked for two reasons: First, he never thought of his club as a flight school and, second, his group had never sought such notoriety.
“Of course I was pleased and honored to learn of our recognition,” said Woodbury, “but to say I was surprised is an understatement.”
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 LadiesLoveTaildraggers’ scholarships. Online applications are due by midnight Feb. 28, 2015.
Scholarships include up to $1,000 travel expenses and flight instruction by Brian Lansburgh at Sisters Eagle Airport in Sisters, Oregon. Each scholarship valued at $1,995.
The school offers primary and advanced flight instruction, starting with a Cessna 150. In addition, Latitude Aviation will be teaching a Private Pilot Ground School through NIC’s Workforce Training Center starting Jan. 24.
“We sell fun,” says Helen Woods, manager of Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Stevensville, Md., a flight school specializing in Light-Sport Aircraft and recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as one of the 50 best flight schools in the nation.
The school operates a fleet of European-made LSAs, but being located next to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, with hundreds of potential water landing spots to explore, Woods has shifted her focus to the Searey “flying boat” amphibian made by Progressive Aerodyne in Tavares, Fla.