September 9, 2009
By Sarah Brown
A key to the future of flying may be on the ground.
With flight simulators, students can practice maneuvers without the high cost of avgas and even log time: An instrument-rating applicant may log up to 20 hours of training without leaving the ground.
Hear AOPA, flight simulator developers, and operators talk about what ground-based aviation training devices can do for students—and experienced pilots—at AOPA Aviation Summit in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 5 through 7.
Flight simulators can reduce the cost of training, and they allow students to train for emergencies from the safety and comfort of an air-conditioned room. AOPA Flight Training Deputy Editor Ian Twombly will host a talk about flight simulators and the future of flying at Summit. Learn about the quest to build a better, cheaper simulator and find out more about how the equipment can help you with glass cockpit flying.
Be a part of the future of aviation— register now for AOPA Aviation Summit!
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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