Pilots, mechanics can maintain proficiency while job searching

Pilots and maintenance technicians of business aircraft, involuntarily unemployed since January 1, 2012, can maintain their proficiency with no cost training while they look for new employment opportunities. “We are pleased and proud to have helped our Customers through the Proficiency Protection program in the past. We now offer it again during 2012,” said Bruce Whitman, FlightSafety President & CEO.

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Flight training adventure: Just add water

On approach back at Tavares, Florida, "America's Seaplane City"

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…]

FlightSafety promotes Annett

FlightSafety Randy Annett Assistant Manager Wichita Cessna Learning Center

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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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

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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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