The Poll will run through Aug. 22, 2016. Outstanding flight schools and instructors will be recognized through AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards. [Read more…]
Eight people with disabilities can become licensed pilots in 2016 thanks to Able Flight.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Able Flight’s eight scholarships sets a record, according to officials with the non-profit organization.
The recipients of the 2016 flight training scholarships come from throughout the country and face challenges from a variety of physical disabilities. [Read more…]
The fundamentals of aviating haven’t changed terribly much since Orville and Wilbur first went skyward. A lot has evolved, but lift, drag, weather, aerodynamics and more really haven’t.
For that reason, a book that covers the timeless fundamentals while not being out-of-date is an invaluable asset on an bookshelf. [Read more…]
In March, Master Instructors designated its next class of Ten-Time Masters. The achievement marks 20 years of participation in the Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP).
Three instructors make up this second group to reach the 10-time milestone: David Faile of Fairfield, Connecticut; Lonnie Hilkemeier of Boulder, Colorado; and Lou Wipotnik of Wheeling, Illinois. [Read more…]
Story and Photos by Guy R. Maher
I must admit, it had been some time since I was last in a simulator for multi-engine recurrent training, which is the safest way to really dig deep into the emergency procedures.
Scheduling and cost are the two most common causes of deferred sim training. Most courses require time away from home of three to five days. And spending a few thousand dollars on training, plus travel, does tend to thwart some of the best intentions.