The AL172 is an exact replica of a Cessna 172SP Skyhawk NAV III aircraft equipped with the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite, according to Alsim officials.[Read more…]
According to the FAA, my flight instructor, and FAR Part 61.56, I completed my Flight Review early last month. That means I can “act as pilot in command of an aircraft” for the next 24 months.
Ryan, my instructor, and I flew an Aviat Husky for the flight portion of the Flight Review. What a kick that was. The Cub I usually fly is wonderful, but has only 75 hp up front. The Husky has 180.
That’s not unusual for a feature story, but almost unheard of for a story about an upcoming webinar.
But the strong response wasn’t a surprise to Captain Brian Schiff, who presented the webinar on the controversial topic of returning to the departure runway following an engine failure soon after takeoff.
“This topic has been a bone of contention for a very long time,” he said. “If you go to any airport where the pilots are hanging out and just say, ‘turn around after engine failure or not,’ you’ll see something that’s very interesting.”[Read more…]
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the National Association of Flight Instructors‘ MentorLIVE broadcast will feature Captain Brian Schiff covering the hotly debated, controversial topic of returning to the departure runway following an engine failure soon after takeoff.
His live presentation, “The Possible Turn — Engine Failure After Takeoff in Single-Engine Airplanes,” will be streamed online beginning at 8 p.m. EST.
Since the early days of aviation, turning around to land on the departure runway has been called “the impossible turn.” Schiff will offer a convincing argument to the contrary, identifying times when it is indeed safer to turn back to the runway.[Read more…]
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The Westchester Aviation Association (WAA), a non-profit organization representing general aviation at Westchester County Airport, and Academy of Aviation, a flight school located at the airport, have collaborated to provide scholarships for those who aspire to become pilots.
Two WAA Bill Weaver Aviation Scholarships — one for $7,000 and another for $3,000 — will be awarded as a credit towards flight training at the Academy of Aviation.[Read more…]
CINCINNATI — Skyblazer Academy, an organization dedicated to helping young adults in aviation, has launched.
Its mission is to expand access for young adults in the field of aviation as pilots, aviation professionals, and future leaders. Traditional obstacles such as time, money, and resources currently prevent 80% of student pilots from obtaining their private pilot certificate.
“By removing the barriers of cost, time, and unfocused resources, Skyblazer will help to ensure many more young adults successfully complete private pilot training,” says Matt Gerus, president of Skyblazer Academy.[Read more…]
New content and features have been added to Sporty’s Study Buddy apps for the Private Pilot, Sport Pilot, Instrument Pilot, and Remote Pilot tests. All four apps are available for both iPhone/iPad and Android devices.
The latest update adds more than 200 new FAA test prep questions to the apps, each with explanations covering why each answer is correct or incorrect written by Sporty’s team of CFIs. Each question also includes a link to the supporting FAA reference handbook or appropriate resource for further study.[Read more…]
Registration is now open for WINGsReality EDU’s Multiengine Pilot Ground School.
The Multiengine Pilot Ground School starts on May 16, 2019. The live class is webcast on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. ET for six weeks. Classes may be accessed via video on student’s schedules during the week. [Read more…]