Applications are now being taken for the Upwind Summer Scholarship Program, which aims to transform a high school student into a licensed private pilot during the summer between their junior and senior year.
Josh Eichel earned his learner’s permit to drive a car and flew his first solo on the same day in November at Monmouth Executive Airport (BLM). According to a story in the News-Transcript, the Marlboro, N.J., teenager, who had been working toward the solo flight since 8th grade, noted that his Mom thinks flying is less dangerous than driving: “There’s no road to veer off, nobody to crash into and nobody nearby is texting.”
Bob Meder, the new chairman of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) will hold a webinar Wednesday, Jan. 16, to discuss the future of the organization.
VICTORIA, Texas — Calhoun Air Center at Victoria Regional Airport (VCT) was recently issue a Part 141 certificate.
SunState Aviation Flight School is expanding in Florida, adding a new base of operation in Winter Haven (GIF).
WACO, Texas — When Waco Flying Service began operating as a one airplane, one instructor flight school in 2009, its two-man team had big dreams of improving the services provided to student pilots. They succeeded, and that success attracted investment and some big ideas.
The odds are good you’ve never heard of Lon Cooper. There’s no reason you would have, really. But you should have. We all should have. At least we should have if life is fair, which it is not.
This week on IMC Radio’s “Plane Talk” hosts Derek Lagasse, Jon King Roberts, and Dave Bashy will interview Jason Blair, who just resigned as executive director of the National Association Of Flight Instructors.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Citing economic issues, the National Association of Flight Instructors’ Executive Director Jason Blair has resigned the position he has held since May 2008.
When it comes to teaching students from other countries to fly, it’s no longer good enough to be a Part 61 flight school or an independent flight instructor. That’s according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If you’re just as shocked as I was to learn this, then read their policy guidance letter.