According to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, these regulatory changes are expected to save the general aviation community more than $110 million in the next five years. [Read more…]
EAA Chapter 241 recently held its first pancake breakfast fundraiser of 2018, attracting more than 400 guests to DeKalb-Taylor Airport (KDKB) in Illinois.
The fundraiser was held under a stunning, rich blue sky and perfect late spring temperatures, according to chapter officials. [Read more…]
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida – Licensed pilots now have direct access to F-104 flight training reservations through an online reservation process.
This follows Starfighters Aerospace’s recent authorization from the FAA that opens the skies above NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for pilot training in the legendary supersonic aircraft.
An FAA Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) allows licensed pilots to receive type-specific training in the same “right-stuff” jets used for decades to prepare NASA astronauts for spaceflight and to conduct aeronautical research, company officials said. [Read more…]
Sarina Houston of Pittsboro, North Carolina, was awarded the third Martha King Scholarship for Women Flight Instructors during the annual Women in Aviation International Conference.
A Shortfield Takeoff and Landing Workshop has been slated at Havana Regional Airport (9I0) in Illinois May 18-19, 2018.
Havana’s 2,200′ grass strip is not exactly a short field, but by the time you are done with this workshop you should only need half of it, organizers promise. [Read more…]
After more than 40 years spent evolving pilot courses from in-person delivery, to VHS tapes, to computer installations, King Schools has said goodbye to discs and is delivering 100% of its pilot courses online.
“It means you can study on any device and your courses are always up-to-date,” said Co-Chairman Martha King. [Read more…]
Able Flight has awarded seven flight training scholarships to applicants from across the country.
Able Flight was created by pilots who believe that the life-changing experience of learning to fly is best shared, and designed the Able Flight scholarships to enable people with disabilities to pursue that experience. [Read more…]
American businessman John Rost has become the first to complete a new FAA-approved F-104 flight training program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The new civilian astronaut training program for licensed pilots is offered exclusively by commercial space marketing company Infinity Space, Inc. Ground school and in-flight instruction is provided by Starfighters, Inc., operators of the largest privately-owned fleet of F-104 aircraft. [Read more…]
Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is working with law enforcement to offer a training course specifically targeted at how first responders can use unmanned aircraft systems in daily operations and safety procedures. The first course runs April 9-12, 2018, at the campus in Salina.
Kurt Carraway, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and the executive director of the Applied Aviation Research Center at Kansas State Polytechnic, said the UAS Law Enforcement Training course was developed based on feedback received from attendees of its Small UAS Commercial Pilot Training course, most of whom — 43% — were first responders. The attendees indicated a strong need for a practical flight training program directed at specific-use cases for first responders. [Read more…]