King Schools releases two new courses

While at SUN ’n FUN, John and Martha King of King Schools reported they will release an online Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) by the end of April.

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A captivating scene at Sun ’n Fun

By CONNIE SUE WHITE, Flying managing editor and Sun ’n Fun Today guest writer

The scene of the Martin family relaxing Wednesday morning in the Vintage Area at Sun ’n Fun next to their just restored 1946 Fairchild, is captivating for more than one reason. A young family camping next to an antique airplane they flew nine hours from Pennsylvania to be at this year’s fly-in speaks volumes in that it is exactly what general aviation needs to see more of to survive.

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High grades, high flight for student

How do you manage a 4.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale? “You take lots of Advanced Placement and Honors classes,” said Joshua Gutierrez, a 17-year-old honor student at Central Florida Aviation Academy, which is on the SUN ’n FUN campus.

Gutierrez has the highest GPA in his school and as a reward he earned a ride in the back seat of a T-6 Monday morning.

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Inaugural Eagle Flights to take off at Oshkosh

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s new Eagle Flights program, the aviation orientation program for adults, will have its official kickoff this summer with inaugural flights at the EAA AirVenture fly-in, which is scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

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ERAU Summer Programs for Teens

Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz. – Teens who would enjoy hands-on exploration of aviation and aerospace topics will want to sign up for the Summer Programs operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses. The Summer Programs run from June 3 to Aug. 9, with individual camps ranging in length from five days to 49 days. All of the Residential Camps include on-campus meals, classroom instruction, books, materials and field trips. Supervised on-campus housing is also included in all Residential Camps except the Generations program. Application is required a month before the start date of each camp. For more information, visit www.daytonabeach.erau.edu/summer or www.prescott.erau.edu/degrees/programs/camps/.

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FlightSafety promotes Annett

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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Embry-Riddle offers summer programs for teens

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will hold summer camps focusing on aviation and aerospace topics this summer at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses. The Summer Programs run from June 3 to Aug. 9, with individual camps ranging in length from five days to 49 days.

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FlightSafety promotes Brasfield

FlightSafety International has promoted John Brasfield to manager of the company’s Cessna Aircraft Maintenance Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas.

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New book: ‘Scenario-Based Training’

Former General Aviation News editor Bruce Williams has released his latest book, “Scenario-Based Training with X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator: Using PC-Based Flight Simulations Based on FAA-Industry Training Standards.” GAN’s Publisher Ben Sclair took a few minutes recently to find out more about the new book:

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NAFI requests TSA regulation change

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has submitted a request to the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) to consider a change to the current Regulation Title 49, Part 1552.23 with regard to the recurrent training requirements for “flight schools.” The proposal would allow flight instructors — which by TSA definition are considered “flight schools” — to bring the timing of their Flight School Security Awareness Training, which is completed yearly, in line with the currency requirements of their flight instructor certificates.

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