The Poll will run through Aug. 22, 2016. Outstanding flight schools and instructors will be recognized through AOPA’s Flight Training Excellence Awards. [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…]
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Ninety-Nines and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will award a $3,000 Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship to a young woman (age 16-20 at any time during the 2016 calendar year) who wants to learn to fly. [Read more…]
By GRANT BOYD
Why do you fly? If you have never been asked this, or asked yourself it, then you have quite a question to tackle.
I am sure that many pilots reasons are similar, but all of these aside, we can unanimously agree that flying is pretty cool. [Read more…]
Jeff Mallory of Rosamond, Calif., recently answered our call for student tips, noting, “Having been a CFI and corporate trainer for eight years, I’ve noticed that most student issues boil down to a few main areas that can be addressed in a straight-forward way.
That being said, it’s easier to write these tips than it is to implement them. CFIs would do well to use these same tips to keep themselves polished in whatever area of instructing they need to work on. [Read more…]
What flight training tools do you use (online courses/videos, sim time, DVDs, etc.)? What advice would you give someone who hasn’t started their training yet to help them keep down the costs and improve the quality of their training?
How do you stay current? What training/currency tools are most effective and why?
Regardless of what they fly, where they fly, or how they feel about flying, there is one thing all pilots have in common.
We have a restriction that says we have to fly with a flight instructor now and again to demonstrate our proficiency. Most people think of that proficiency requirement as having to do with the ability to control the aircraft, exclusively. I’ll challenge that notion. [Read more…]