Twin Bee donated to flight school

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by

By JONI M. FISHER Earlier the week at SUN ’n FUN, Roger and Jeanette Glazer of Newport Beach, Calif., donated a Twin Bee seaplane (N123BR) to the Vermont Flight Academy. Continue Reading →

EFB Challenge launched this week

Posted on April 5th, 2014 by

A competition to measure pilots on their use of the iPad as an EFB launched this week at SUN ’n FUN. The contest, led by MyGoFlight and the IMC Club, is designed to advance the use of low cost, readily... Continue Reading →

King Schools launches pilot forum

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Pilots often say that one of the things they miss about general aviation is a sense of community. Today, John and Martha King of King Schools unveiled a new pilot community at Continue Reading →

Helicopter trainer debuts

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by

ELITE Simulation Solutions, in cooperation with Daedalus Technologies and Laminar Research, introduced the TH22 piston helicopter primary flight training device at this week’s SUN ’n FUN. Continue Reading →

SAFE Toolkit App launched

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by

A new smartphone application with near-real-time NWS weather, flight tracking, flight planning services, CFI endorsements and more was unveiled this week at SUN ’n FUN by the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE). Continue Reading →

Shell to sponsor Able Flight scholarship to honor Alan Henley

Posted on April 1st, 2014 by

Able Flight, a non-profit organization that provides flight and aviation career training scholarships to people with physical disabilities, announced today that Shell Aviation has signed on as a major sponsor of its national scholarship and mentoring program. Continue Reading →

Flying Challenge debuts this week

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by

There is something about aviation that brings out the competitor in all of us. Redbird Flight Simulations and a cadre of sponsors, including Flying Magazine, Jeppesen and ForeFlight, have thrown down the virtual Gauntlet of Challenge to those who want... Continue Reading →

San Diego Christian College launches pipeline to American Eagle Airlines

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by

San Diego Christian College has inked an agreement with American Eagle Airlines that will allow its aviation students a direct pathway to a career with commercial airlines. Continue Reading →

AOPA launches Rusty Pilots Initiative

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today launched the Rusty Pilots program, which allows lapsed pilots a way to return to flying in a matter of hours through a free session of ground school that fulfills the FAA’s flight... Continue Reading →

Avfuel names scholarship recipients

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

Avfuel’s pilots rewards program, AVTRIP, rewards members with more than just points and cash awards. Every year since 2000, AVTRIP has awarded a lucky pilot with a $2,000 scholarship to put towards continuing aviation education. Continue Reading →