Lakeland Aero Club opens

Gulf Coast Avionics President Rick Garcia has a new venture: He’s founded the Lakeland Aero Club at Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport (LAL), the home of the SUN ’n FUN annual Fly-In and Gulf Coast Avionics.

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AOPA now accepting applications for scholarships

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is now accepting applications for three $5,000 flight training scholarships to be awarded at the AOPA Aviation Summit in Palm Springs Oct. 11-13.

Student pilots working toward an initial sport, recreational, or private pilot certificate may apply online for the ASA Flight Training Scholarship, Jeppesen Flight Training Scholarship, and the Richard J. Santori Memorial Scholarship.

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Lynn appointed Galvin flight school manager

Galvin Flying Services, an FBO at Seattle’s Boeing Field, has named Eric Lynn Flight School Manager and Chief Flight Instructor of its Flight Training Department.

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AirVenture to Host Pilot Proficiency Project

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host the new Pilot Proficiency Project during AirVenture 2012. Located in the EAA’s Learn to Fly Center, the project offers pilots targeted forums and simulator training sessions that address key safety of flight topics, [Read more...]

Six CFIs accredited as Master Instructors

Six CFIs were recently accredited as Master Instructors by Master Instructors LLC.

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Colorado aviation writer earns grant

Colorado writer and volunteer director of the Teaching Women to Fly Research Project, Dr. Penny Hamilton, was recently awarded a grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund to write an aviation textbook.

“Because our original 2008-10 research revealed the number two barrier to female success in general aviation training was ‘instructor-student communication incompatibility — Venus vs. Mars,’ we recognize the need to strengthen communication skills for GA flight instructors,” explained Hamilton.

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International Learn to Fly Day event planned for FDK

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is teaming with Maryland’s Frederick Municipal Airport (FDK) to host International Learn to Fly Day on Saturday, June 2. The event, part of a worldwide effort, will include a free day-long event designed to introduce the local community to general aviation.

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Bob Jones taught eastern Idaho to fly

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — The Idaho Aviation Association (IAA) honored local flight instructor Bob Jones during the May 18-19 Trade Show Aviation Idaho. Jones is 86 years old, still instructing, and as sharp as I wish I were at less than half his age.

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Rudy Frasca inducted into Flight Instructor Hall of Fame

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) inducted Rudy Frasca into the Flight Instructor Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 19, with the induction taking place at the annual Sporty’s Fly-In on International Learn to Fly Day.

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Coalition establishes Aviation Educator Hall of Fame

A group of more than 20 aviation organizations and individuals recently established the Aviation Educator Hall of Fame (AEHOF).

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