March 12, 2012
By Jill W. Tallman
MyFlightTrain, a flight training management package, was unveiled at the twenty-third annual Women in Aviation International conference in Dallas. Developed by Flying Software Labs, the system features paperless tracking for Part 61 and 141 schools as well as billing, scheduling, flight logs, and training logs.
The Web-based system supports features such as curriculum entry and tracking, lesson grading and testing, pilot and instructor profiles, and aircraft with maintenance tracking. It can support small- and medium-sized flight schools as well as university flight departments.
Android and iOS apps are planned for release later in the year.
MyFlightTrack, a new social network for pilots also developed by Flying Software Labs, was released in beta in conjunction with MyFlightTrain. The site features an online logbook; “hangars”—groups of users who have a common interest; and discussion topics. Users also can upload their own photos, videos, and podcasts. Visitors to the site are invited to register and provide input on new features.
Women in Aviation International,
Pilot Training and Certification,
Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that works to provide free flight training to individuals with physical disabilities, announced the awards of a record-setting nine scholarships in 2014.
Internet giant Google will acquire Titan Aerospace, the New Mexico-based developer of high-altitude unmanned aircraft systems.
The National Aeronautic Association has awarded the Collier Trophy for “the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.”
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