NAFI to sponsor MyGoFlight’s iPad EFB Challenge

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 by

The National Association of Flight Instructors has become a sponsor of MyGoFlight’s iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge Edition, a seminar/contest series designed to advance the use of iPads and other tablet devices in-flight by pilots. Continue Reading →

IMC Club partners with EAA to establish The IFR Proficiency Center

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by

The IMC Club and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) have inaugurated a new skill-building center at AirVenture 2014. The IFR Proficiency Center will be a hub for instrument pilots and will feature Tech Talks, IMC Club chapter meetings, and eight Redbird... Continue Reading →

EAA’s Young Eagles to receive ‘Spirit of Flight’ award

Posted on June 26th, 2014 by

Every year,  the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF)  presents the Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award to a group or organization in recognition for its exceptional contributions to the advancement of flight. Receiving the 2014 honor will be the... Continue Reading →

The state of the state

Posted on June 25th, 2014 by

While there’s no doubt the FAA has a lot of control over general aviation, what’s happening closer to home may be — ultimately — more important. Having a City Council or a state government that’s a fan of general aviation can... Continue Reading →

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Students start building plane

Posted on June 21st, 2014 by

Four students, a teacher, and two advisors from Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nevada —which won the second General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge — began building a Glasair Sportsman airplane June 16 at Glasair... Continue Reading →

NASAO unveils Henry M. Ogrodzinski Scholarship Program

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has created the Henry M. Ogrodzinski Scholarship Program. The program will be run through NASAO’s Center for Aviation Research and Education and will award scholarships to dependents and spouses of... Continue Reading →

AOPA launches flight training poll

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has opened its flight training poll, a survey that allows student pilots to offer feedback on their flight training experiences. This is the third year for the poll, which provides data on the... Continue Reading →

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SAFE elects new board members

Posted on June 19th, 2014 by

Three aviation leaders were elected to the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) Board of Directors in May, each for three-year terms:  Sherry Knight Rossiter of Missoula, Montana, Dr. Donna Wilt of Melbourne, Florida, and Ken Wittekiend of Burnet, Texas. Continue Reading →

IAWA accepts GALA award for Amelia Earhart

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by

The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold executive positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, was invited by the Galería de Aviación Latinoamericana, GALA (Latin American Aviation Gallery) to accept... Continue Reading →

Doctors vote to fight driver’s license medical

Posted on June 17th, 2014 by

From a pilot’s perspective, the enemy of positive change is self-interest and bureaucracy, and both were well represented during the recent meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago. According to a blog post from Flying Magazine’s Robert Goyer, an... Continue Reading →