Stallion 51 debuts new company that offers unusual attitude training

KISSIMMEE, Florida — Stallion 51 Corp. will now offer real-time, real-life Unusual Attitude Training in a specially equipped L-39 turbojet. The new company is identified by the acronym U?T.

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Tailwheels Etc. wins flight training awards

LAKELAND, Florida — Flight school Tailwheels, Etc. was recently recognized by two of the nation’s flight organizations. The Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) named Tailwheels, Etc. as being one of the first three “stand alone” accredited flight schools in the country. At this year’s Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit, Tailwheels, Etc. was recognized as one of the top flight schools in the nation. Among the Flight Training Excellence Awards, Tailwheels, Etc. was awarded the President’s Choice Award.

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NAFI to host Teamwork in Training Dinner at AirZoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The National Association of Flight Instructors will host a special Teamwork in Training dinner on Dec. 8, at NAFI Headquarters in the East Campus of the Kalamazoo AirZoo. The dinner will feature a special guest speaker, Captain Al Haynes, pilot of United Airlines Flight 232 and his presentation, “Teamwork in Crisis.” Captain Haynes will speak about the story of Flight 232 and how teamwork played a critical role.

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Western Aircraft donates cockpit simulator to Idaho State University

BOISE, Idaho – Western Aircraft recently built and donated a cockpit simulator to be used as a learning tool in Idaho State University’s (ISU) College of Technology.

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Pilot Proficiency Project Scenarios now online

In cooperation with Redbird Flight Simulations, the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) recently made its Pilot Proficiency Project simulator training scenarios available for download through the SAFE website. The same simulator training scenarios co-developed by SAFE instructors and the Redbird team that were employed during this year’s EAA AirVenture and AOPA Aviation Summit are now available to all operators of Redbird simulators.

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AOPA names winners of inaugural Flight Training Excellence Awards

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) named the winners of the inaugural Flight Training Excellence Awards at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs, Calif. Selected from almost 2,500 nominations, the awards recognize schools and flight instructors that are providing the highest standard of training and customer service.

The five flight school winners are: Virginia-based Aviation Adventures; Rochester Aviation, Rochester, N.H.; the East Hill Flying Club, Ithaca, N.Y.; The Flight School, Cypress, Texas; and Summit Aviation, Belgrade, Mont. The three flight instructor winners are: Timothy Miller of Leading Edge Aviation in West Jordan, Utah; Kevin Bradford of the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa; and Devan Shepherd of Shoreview, Minn.

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Embry-Riddle: Climbing out despite turbulent times

You might wonder how a big aviation university is doing during the recession. After all, airline flying is not the glamorous, big money career it used to be. What’s a college to do? At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, change is the order of the day.

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Paradigm launches ATC simulation product line

DENVER —  Paradigm Shift Solutions has launched its Air Traffic Control (ATC) simulation product line.

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Pilot Proficiency Project coming to AOPA Summit

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators’ (SAFE) Pilot Proficiency Project will be available during next week’s AOPA Aviation Summit. During the three-day show in Palm Springs, Calif.,  SAFE instructors will provide training in Redbird FMX simulators.

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Proficient Pilots Project debuts

The FARs require a pilot perform three takeoffs and landings within 90 days to maintain currency. Maintaining proficiency takes significantly more time, and often it is a lack of proficiency that leads to accidents and incidents.

During AirVenture 2012, flight instructors from the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) volunteered their time for the inaugural Pilot Proficiency Project. Conceived by SAFE in 2010, the demonstration project was a cooperative effort that involved Redbird Flight Simulations and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

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