The two-seat proof of concept prototype for the Sun Flyer solar-electric flight trainer has arrived at its home station at Centennial Airport near Denver. Aircraft final integration and assembly began immediately. [Read more…]
Paul Tomascik, a CFI from Ottawa, Ontario in Canada, shares this idea: “One of the easiest and most effective ways to practice system transitions in a plane that you are unfamiliar with or one that you’re rusty in is to take a picture of the panel with your iPad and chair fly with the screen-shot in front of you. It’s a great way to apply check-list flows and hone muscle memory skills for emergency procedures.
I just transitioned to a Super Decathlon and it is amazing how daily drills using this method make your cockpit commands more crisp.”
Last week I attended a Focus on Education Breakfast held in the student center at Polk State College’s main campus in Winter Haven, Florida. On hand were members of the school board, administrators from the county’s school system, teachers, principals, politicians, community activists, and a smattering of students. [Read more…]
Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft, is continuing to seek scholarship applications for Private Pilot Ground School with Introductory Flights to inspire today’s young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow. [Read more…]
ASA‘s new Combined Commercial and Flight Instructor Syllabus is now available as a free download.
The syllabus covers all necessary flight proficiency skills a pilot needs to meet the requirements for an initial commercial pilot certificate and an initial flight instructor certificate, with an airplane category and single-engine land class rating. [Read more…]
Dan Vandermeer submits this “simple tip to help keep flight training consistent: I advise student pilots to routinely schedule three lessons ahead. [Read more…]
Sporty’s has teamed with Prevailance Aerospace to offer flight training to general aviation pilots looking to hone their skills.
Two courses are offered, taught by former military aviators, to address leading causes of general aviation accidents while improving basic airmanship skills.
“These are TOPGUN pilots – graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School,” says Sporty’s Academy President Eric Radtke. [Read more…]
Just released is the second edition of Greg Brown’s “The Savvy Flight Instructor: Secrets of the Successful CFI.” [Read more…]
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…]