Have you ever walked away from the airport and forgot to log your flight and how long it was?
Pilot Partner now integrates with FlightAware through the FlightXML API to provide an opportunity to automatically create flight logbook entries from FlightAware flight tracks.
Pilot Partner also automatically attaches the FlightAware flight track image to your flight in your logbook. [Read more…]
DENVER – Ross Aviation has signed an agreement with Go Rentals to offer car rental services at four of its new FBO locations — KTRM, KSDL, KIAD and KHPN.
The FBO is offering triple AVTRIP Points per gallon at all locations through Oct. 31, while Go Rentals is offering double AVTRIP Points on car rentals through Aug. 31.
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped Cessna 140 was attempting to depart from the runway at the airport in Luray, Va., when a deer suddenly began approaching the runway from the left. [Read more…]
By BILL WILSON
“Skyhawk 345 make an immediate left turn to 270 for traffic!”
The urgency of those words, fired staccato like from an approach controller, mean only one thing — act now or risk a mid-air collision.
But you are not hearing them from a perch 3,000 feet above southern California. They are coming to you as you execute the turn and quicken your scan around your computer monitor to search out the conflict.
You are flying a simulator, but you are in full gaming mode.
Your computer flight is being flown at the same time other simulator pilots — perhaps dozens of them around the country — are using the same electronic airspace, which provides an eerily realistic picture of the real thing. Hence, the call for traffic.
So where did the turn command come from?
An air traffic controller, from the comfort of his den, is providing full tracking and approach control services to you and the other simulator pilots as you sweat through difficult IFR conditions. You have tapped into Pilotedge. [Read more…]
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — When David Spano and Tony Sabos set up SimplyFLY six years ago, their goal was to provide flight training under the banner of Power Sports.
They wanted to focus on growing sport aviation by targeting the general public. They do this by taking a REMOS mockup aircraft to local fairs, festivals and other events. There, they sell Discovery Flights: A half hour instructional flight for $75. Around 15 percent of those who make the flight go on to become sport pilots or private pilots.
All of the training is done in REMOS aircraft. SimplyFLY has four of them, plus a new dealer demo aircraft for sales. [Read more…]
SANFORD, Fla. — Aerosim Flight Academy has launched its Veterans Scholarship Program.
This program, a first time offering by the academy, is designed to offer financial assistance to qualified individuals passionate about a career in aviation. Eligible participants may receive up to $10,000 toward tuition for the Airline Pilot Track. [Read more…]
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Twenty-three airports will make safety upgrades and expand operations with the assistance of $8.8 million in state investments, according to Governor Tom Wolf.
Included in the grants is $5.4 million distributed through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The grants leverage nearly $3.6 million in local matching funds. Authorized by the General Assembly, the grants are administered by PennDOT‘s Bureau of Aviation. [Read more…]