The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will award 100 scholarships of $10,000 each to 80 aviation-minded high school students age 15 to 18, and to 20 teachers dedicated to advancing aviation education in their classrooms. [Read more…]
Latitude Aviation will offer Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot Training based at Pappy Boyington Field (KCOE) in Idaho beginning Feb. 1, 2019.
The school has purchased a Cessna 310 multi-engine airplane that will be offered for instruction towards Multi-Engine Instrument and Commercial pilot certificates, as well as crew and solo rental after completion of the appropriate ground, simulator, and flight training curriculum. [Read more…]
The hope is that these changes will “help alleviate some backlogs of practical tests in some areas,” said officials with the Flight School Association of North America.
Changes include: [Read more…]
Now available is the second edition of “Train Like You Fly: A Flight Instructor’s Guide to Scenario-Based Training,” which uses real-world experiences to address flight training objectives.
Author Arlynn McMahon explores the key ingredients necessary to make a good pilot, and shares practical techniques to bring it all into the cockpit. Using scenarios, everyone from students to expert pilots can develop, practice, and rehearse their judgment and decision-making skills. [Read more…]
LINCOLN, Nebraska – Performance Aircraft will soon break ground on a new facility at Lincoln Airport (KLNK) that will house its flight training center and aircraft sales team.
Located next to the General Aviation ramp, the new facility will include roughly 6,000-square-feet of office space and a large aircraft hangar. [Read more…]
Mike Cagle submitted the following photo and note: “My daughter Ashli with our resto-mod F35 Bonanza as we went to lunch at French Valley Airport (F70) in California.”
Every now and then I get to do something I really enjoy. I ride along in the right seat of an airplane. More often than not it’s not even my airplane.
I fly with old friends for the most part, although sometimes a new friend sits to my left. I make a suggestion here and there, but I don’t fly the airplane myself. Not unless I have to.
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — Looking inside the small, historic 1943 flight simulator that was used by American and British aviators to prepare for air support and combat in World War II, students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus can almost picture what it was like for pilots learning to fly.
The wooden, single pilot seat blue Link Trainer, shaped like a small submarine, with wings and an opaque retractable top, is on display in the university’s Advanced Flight Simulation Center. Next to it sits a multi-million dollar, full-motion Flight Safety International CRJ-200 Regional Jet Full Flight Simulator, that is so realistic in its operation that the FAA considers it the equivalent of flying a regional commercial aircraft full of passengers. The two simulators show students the sharp contrast between the very beginnings of simulation training to the technological sophisticated flight trainers of today. [Read more…]
Kissimmee, Florida-based T-6 flight school, Warbird Adventures, has added a fully dual controlled, dual cockpit Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk, “American Dream,” to its Warbird fleet. The aircraft, based at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM), will be used in transition training to fighters, and will tour as a fully aerobatic airshow act. It also will be available to fly for rated pilots and aspiring pilots alike. [Read more…]