Jeppesen now offers its complete suite of pilot training textbooks as e-book selections for iPad. Available for download through the Apple iBookstore, Jeppesen’s e-book titles include Instrument/Commercial pilot training, Multi-Engine airplane training, and Flight Instructor training from Jeppesen’s Guided Flight Discovery series, and Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM) and FAR/M regulation reference guides.
Gleim Publications, Inc. has released a new edition of its Flight Instructor’s Flight Maneuvers book. This 5th edition incorporates new features to help CFI candidates pass all portions of their practical test, historically one of the hardest to pass, Gleim officials note.
The Aviation Educator Hall of Fame (AEHOF) was recently granted 501(c)(3) tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service.
BATAVIA, Ohio — Ideal fall weather in the Midwest made for a memorable week of first solos and certificates at Sporty’s Academy at Clermont County Airport (I69). During Thanksgiving week, Sporty’s celebrated four first solos, two private pilot certifications, two commercial pilot certifications and a Certified Flight Instructor certificate.
ASA’s online FAA-approved Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC), which provides everything CFIs need to renew their flight instructor certificate for another two years, was recently updated.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has proposed to the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam) a new effort to work together to promote flight instructor proficiency in a NAFI/FAA Safety Team Standardized Instructor Proficiency Recognition program.
John and Martha King report that King Schools is preparing to release its 24th course targeting the needs of turbine-powered, professional and owner-flown operators flying internationally.
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.
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.
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.