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P&E: Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

Learning to fly at a local FBO versus a high-capacity academy.

Delta funds a Skyhawk for Michigan high school

Article | Oct 06, 2015

Delta Air Lines Foundation surprised West Michigan Aviation Academy with a donation to fund a 1999 Cessna 172 for the young charter school’s aspiring pilots.

AOPA convenes first High School Aviation Symposium

Article | Oct 06, 2015

AOPA is inviting school administrators, guidance counselors, and aviation program directors to attend the first symposium of the AOPA Aviation Education Leadership Alliance.

In-flight simulator could save training costs

Article | Oct 05, 2015

A California company headed by a former U.S. Navy pilot has developed a helmet-mounted simulator that can be worn in flight.

Pilot Briefing: Flying Clubs

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Tucked into the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee is a flying club that is creating excitement in the local flying community.

Personal best

Article | Sep 24, 2015

Finding satisfaction, with or without a trophy, is one of the keys to making a long career in competition aerobatics.

Landmark FBOs to be added to Signature network

Article | Sep 23, 2015

BBA Aviation, parent company to Signature Flight Support, has added Landmark Aviation to its network in a $2.065 billion deal.

Charter College, flight schools partner for aviation degree

Article | Sep 23, 2015

Charter College, with locations in Alaska, California, and Washington, is partnering with several Part 141 flight schools to offer an aviation degree.

Tony Hawk hosts Sky Combat Ace premiere

Article | Sep 22, 2015

World-renowned former pro skateboarder Tony Hawk will help host the grand opening for aerial battle specialists Sky Combat Ace during their San Diego location premier Sept. 26.

MODAERO touts spring break for millennial pilots

Article | Sep 22, 2015

College students shaking off their winter blues will have an additional spring break option besides Panama City Beach, Florida; Cancun, Mexico; and Hilton Head, South Carolina, when the first MODAERO fly-in spreads its wings in south Texas next March.

Online soaring ground school takes off

Article | Sep 14, 2015

Gliderbooks Academy-Online Soaring School has launched a series of courses designed to give prospective glider pilots the aeronautical knowledge they need to take the knowledge test.

‘Zen pilot’ changed by earth-rounding flight

Article | Sep 03, 2015

Robert DeLaurentis, who called himself the Zen Pilot before he launched May 18 on a 95-day, round-the-world flight to showcase aviation, returned a changed man.

License to Learn: I'm a fan

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

My experience suggests that students who join flying clubs are more likely to complete their training compared to attending traditional flight schools.

Proficient Pilot: Avionics evolution

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2015

In the beginning, a flight instructor sat in the front seat of an open-cockpit biplane and communicated with his student in the rear using hand signals and occasionally yelling over wind and engine noise.

High altitude, thin margins

Article | Aug 27, 2015

Flying west from Colorado Springs, pilots can explore the breathtaking scenery of the Front Range while learning valuable lessons in density altitude, weather, and flight planning.

ATP Flight School airline transport pilot course gets FAA approval

Article | Aug 24, 2015

ATP Flight School’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 21.

Among friends

Article | Aug 20, 2015

Pilots count on friends and family to make organized aerobatic competition possible, and each contest poses a logistical challenge that requires many volunteers.

Planning for the future

Article | Aug 19, 2015

It’s back to school time all across the country, and some teenagers are finding something new in their curriculum—aviation.