US Aviation posts strong five-year growth

Denton, Texas-based US Aviation Group has posted impressive growth since their 2006 founding. Starting with a flight training operation in 2006, co-founders Mike Sykes, Mark Taylor and Roper Vaughn added a variety of services and personnel through the end of 2011.

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Flight training adventure: Just add water

Some pilots become jaded with time. Need to perk-up your aviation life? Pre-Sun ’n Fun, I returned to Central Florida’s lake country and a training operation that will freshen anyone’s outlook on flying.

Located on Lake Dora above Florida’s Turnpike 35 miles northwest of Orlando, it’s Jones Brothers Air and Seaplane Adventures in “America’s Seaplane City,” Tavares, Florida. [Read more...]

Record your flights with NFlightcam Cockpit Video Cameras

Now at Sporty’s are two new models of NFlightcam Cockpit Video cameras ideal for CFIs, students and owners.

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FlightSafety promotes Annett

FlightSafety International has promoted Randy Annett to assistant manager of the company’s Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. He succeeds John Brasfield who has been promoted to Manager of FlightSafety’s Cessna Maintenance Training Center in Wichita.

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FlightSafety promotes Brasfield

FlightSafety International has promoted John Brasfield to manager of the company’s Cessna Aircraft Maintenance Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas.

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Northwest Aviation College to close

The Northwest Aviation College (NAC), located at Auburn Municipal Airport (S50) in Auburn, Wash., will cease class and flight operations at the close of business March 31, 2012.

“We are doing everything we can to complete current term coursework prior to April 1,” said Michael Kopp, Northwest Aviation College President. “We are also working hard to place each student at public institution of their choosing.”
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Start of a flying career on 16th birthday

Jeff Spahr, a sophomore at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, celebrated his 16th birthday March 10 and had something more important on his mind than getting his driver’s license. Jeff started taking flying lessons at Gulf Coast International Flight Academy, Inc. when he was just 14 years old and he became eligible to fly solo for the first time on his 16th birthday.

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Nine CFIs earn, renew Master Instructor designation

Nine CFIs across the country recently earned or renewed their Master Instructor designations.

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Navigation simulator app released

Digital Aviation has released a lower cost iPhone/iPod touch version of its mobile flight simulator for radio navigation training. Radio Navigation Simulator is a 2D flight simulator, designed for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, that enables pilots and students to practice and become proficient in the use and management of VOR, VOR-DME and ADF instruments, all displayed with a Directional Gyro on a realistic flight panel, company officials said.

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TSA comment period closes March 1

Do you know about 49 CFR 1552? This regulation deals with alien flight training and flight school security awareness training and is one of the few federal security regulations that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration requires compliance from general aviation. Are you interested in submitting your comments to the TSA and the Office of Management and Budget concerning this training? Now’s your chance.

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