WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University professional flight students are receiving a $795 reduction in semester fees as a direct result of an updated aircraft usage plan. The new fee structure is expected to save the university’s students $250,000 over the next two academic years. [Read more…]
The Cessna 172 is the easiest airplane to learn to fly in, according to a survey of flight schools around the world on Insider Monkey. Also on the list: The Cessna 150/152, Piper PA-28, Diamond DV20/DA20 Katana, and American Champion Citabria. Check out the full story here, then weigh in: Do you agree with the list? What airplane would get your vote as easiest trainer?
OXNARD, Calif. — Charter College is teaming with Part 141 flight schools in several states.
The flight schools will offer ground school and general flight instruction, while the college provides students with the aviation and general education courses to prepare them to earn their FAA licenses and seek entry-level employment as commercial pilots or flight instructors. [Read more…]
Five aviation associations submitted a joint written statement on Tuesday to the US Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, warning that draft legislation to amend the Post 9/11 GI Bill will end up hurting those it’s intended to help. [Read more…]
Steve “Flight Chops” Thorne has been called the least cocky pilot on the Internet, and that suits him just fine.
With what began as a personal mission to record his flights to learn from — and improve on — his mistakes in the cockpit, his everyman approach has resonated with fellow pilots and flying enthusiasts the world over. [Read more…]
Jason DeCamillis of Ypsilanti, Mich., has wanted to learn to fly a plane ever since he was a child. However, he never thought that it would be possible because he is legally blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, a progressive condition that slowly affects his peripheral and night vision.
“I have about 20° of central vision now, which some refer to as tunnel vision,” said DeCamillis, a special education teacher and advocate.
Earlier this year, he saw a video online of a pilot who had lost his license due to the same condition, but kept on flying by taking flight lessons.
“I thought, ‘Wow. Maybe I could do the same thing.’ I had just never thought to ask,” DeCamillis said. [Read more…]