AOPA names Best Flight School, Instructor and President’s Choice Award Winners

Posted on October 14th, 2013 by

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Aircraft Owner’s and Pilot’s Association (AOPA) recognized the top flight instructor and flight school during its Aviation Summit 2013 when its Center to Advance the Pilot Community issued its best flight instruction awards based on... Continue Reading →

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Able Flight receives grant from Wounded Warrior Project

Posted on October 13th, 2013 by

Able Flight has received a $45,000 grant from the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The grant will expand Able Flight’s ability to provide flight training and aviation career training... Continue Reading →

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Maine Teacher awarded SAFE grant

Posted on October 12th, 2013 by

Lisa Damian of Rockport, Maine, is the 2013 recipient of the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) K-12 Classroom Teacher Grant award. Damian teaches physics at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. Continue Reading →

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AOPA Summit: AOPA recognizes first AOPA-AbleFlight scholarship recipient

Posted on October 10th, 2013 by

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) celebrated the achievements of U.S. Marine Lt. Andrew Kinard upon the successful completion of flight training as AOPA’s 2013 Aviation Summit opened here Thursday. Continue Reading →

Newest Aviation Exporers Post slates first meeting

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Aviation Explorers Program is launching a new chapter in Long Beach and will have its first Welcome and Information meeting Wednesday, Oct. 9. Students between the ages of 14 through 20 and their parents are... Continue Reading →

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Sporty’s IFR Communications app and video updated

Posted on October 2nd, 2013 by

Sporty’s updated IFR Communications demonstrates real-world flying and communicating in the IFR system by taking you on three separate flights in a variety of airplanes, all with the goal of improving your communication skills. Continue Reading →

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Continuing a family tradition

Posted on September 29th, 2013 by

More than 30 years ago, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) taught his son Perry to fly in the family’s 1954 Grumman Tiger. Perry’s first cross-country flight after he soloed was to Oshkosh, his dad sitting proudly in the seat beside him.... Continue Reading →

Flight Training Excellence Award finalists named

Posted on September 25th, 2013 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has selected 12 flight training professionals and 11 flight schools as finalists in its annual Flight Training Awards. A winner in each category will be named next month at the AOPA Aviation Summit... Continue Reading →

Instrument Rating Ground School MP3 released

Posted on September 23rd, 2013 by

Newly released from Tom Gorski, a Gold Seal CFI with more than 30 years of experience, is an instrument rating ground school in MP3 format. Continue Reading →

SAFE asks FAA to collect recurrent training data

Posted on September 22nd, 2013 by

The Society of Aviation Flight Educators (SAFE) last week asked the FAA to start collecting information on pilot recurrent safety training in addition to the data the agency already collects on airports, aircraft, and aircraft activity. Continue Reading →