Love is in the air

The folks at Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina know a thing or two about young love. That’s why they were all so accommodating when Courtney Blackwell asked airport authorities if she could surprise her fiancee, John Harmon, by taking their engagement photos at the airport.

You see, John is crazy about aviation.

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CAE aviation art competition entries on display in Dallas

Original artwork entries in the 18th annual CAE Horizons of Flight Aviation Art Exhibition and Competition are on display through April 27 at the CAE SimuFlite Training Centre in Dallas, Texas. [Read more...]

Naval Centennial watch to be auctioned

After spending 2011 traveling the globe with world-renowned aviators, Breitling’s #1 Naval Centennial Limited Edition Airwolf timepiece will be auctioned online to benefit the National Flight Academy (NFA).

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Solo times two at Sporty’s Academy

Two brothers, each enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot program, soloed within one hour of each other at Sporty’s Academy last week.

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Sporty’s and Frasca partner to improve flight training

Sporty’s and Frasca International, Inc. have partnered to develop and market an integrated training program and other products that use Sporty’s training expertise and Frasca’s simulation expertise. The partnership will work to create training materials, course content, and programs for flight students to use with Frasca simulators, according to company officials.

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CP Aviation named Santa Paula Business of the Year

The Chamber of Commerce for the City of Santa Paula, Calif., recently named CP Aviation, Inc. its 2011 Business of the Year. Presented annually since 1983, CP Aviation is only the second airport business in Santa Paula to receive such recognition. The flight school will be honored at an awards luncheon on Feb. 7.

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AOPA launches effort to boost flight training excellence

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Craig L. Fuller recently unveiled a new initiative designed to encourage best practices and recognize flight training providers who put those practices to work every day through the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards.

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Paradigm Flight Simulation and Flightline Solutions form alliance

Paradigm Shift Solutions, Inc. has hired Flightline Solutions, LLC as its exclusive sales agent for flight simulation and training products.

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Hillsboro students receive flight training scholarships

Two Hillsboro Aviation students, Kyle Boaz and Clayton Davis, were recently awarded Youth Flight Training Scholarships sponsored by the George and Lillian Bogardus Memorial Trust and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 105.

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Gleim offers student pilot certification

This year’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., will be held this week, Jan. 19-22, and Gleim will be there to help prospective general aviation pilots start their certification journey. Interested individuals can take a two-hour Gleim course at the show to learn more about becoming a pilot and be issued an FAA Student Pilot Certificate, which is required before flying solo.

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