Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft, is offering scholarships for Private Pilot Ground School with introductory flights to inspire today’s young people to become the aviation pioneers of tomorrow. [Read more…]
Able Flight has selected Captain Ferris Butler, US Army (retired) as the first recipient of the new Lockheed Martin/Able Flight Scholarship.
Butler is a Chester, Maryland, resident who sustained severe lower leg injuries in Iraq in 2006 when struck by an improvised explosive device (IED). Butler, a double amputee, is the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal. [Read more…]
I am a Certificated Flight Instructor. I’m proud of that fact. [Read more…]
Education is a hot button issue in any election year. Yet it never gets any better, no matter what we’re promised.
It’s my impression the electorate merely wants to hear someone make a promise, even if it’s an empty one. They’re looking for a cheerleader. Somebody to toss out platitudes and catch-phrases that give the impression something positive will come from their candidacy.
Truthfully, it’s unreasonable and unrealistic to think somebody located hundreds or thousands of miles from your home can have a profound impact on the ability of any given teacher to educate any given classroom full of students.
What our national system of education lacks is both simple, and relatively inexpensive. Yes, it is. [Read more…]
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Colorado Mesa University and Western Colorado Community College will launch a new associate degree program designed to prepare students for a career in aviation this fall. [Read more…]