June 1, 2012
By AOPA ePublishing staff
American Flyers and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) are hoping to train more pilots at a time when many in the aviation industry have predicted a pilot shortage. The two schools have partnered to offer a bachelor’s degree in human services administration with a concentration in human factors in aviation.
Two terms will be launched in the fall, the first beginning Aug. 20 and the second Oct. 15. The admission deadline for the August term is July 22, and the deadline for October’s courses is Sept. 16.
Academic courses through NSU, which is based in Davie, Fla., will be completed online, while students will go through flight training with American Flyers. Students can earn their private pilot certificate and instrument rating, or they can also pursue advanced certificates and ratings for the commercial, multiengine, and flight instructor.
The program will include courses on “communication, critical thinking, problem-solving and resource management,” according to a NSU press release.
Pilot Training and Certification,
New draft airman certification standards are available for review on the FAA’s website. In addition to releasing the draft standards, the FAA also announced that it would be deleting questions from the private pilot airplane knowledge test, effective Feb. 9.
AOPA is offering special aircraft financing for flying clubs as a way to help new flying clubs acquire quality aircraft while aiding existing clubs that want to expand their fleets.
An AOPA-backed bill would create a partial abatement of property or sales and use taxes for Nevada businesses that repair aircraft or components.
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