Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

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Training Tip: DPE scenario 2.0

A designated examiner has observed pilots faltering when explaining operational considerations in areas where charting has changed or airspace is tricky to identify.

Apr 25, 2016

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Training Tip: Nowhere to runup

As you taxi out for your checkride, an uneasy thought arises: "Where at this airport can I do an engine runup and pretakeoff checks?"

Apr 18, 2016

Advocacy

FAA restores sim time for instrument rating

Beginning May 12, pilots will again be able to count up to 20 hours in an approved aviation training device toward the instrument rating.

Apr 12, 2016 | comments
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Advanced Training

Advocacy

Aviation groups oppose bill limiting flight training for veterans

AOPA and six other groups sent a joint letter to House leaders opposing legislation that would make it harder for veterans to pursue aviation careers.

Feb 09, 2016 | comments

Article

Astronauts wanted

NASA is accepting applications through Feb. 18 for the next class of astronauts. Travel is required; possible destinations include the International Space Station and Mars.

Dec 24, 2015

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Tempus 'can produce better trained pilots'

Tempus Training Solutions, the flight training operation purchased from Redbird Flight Simulations, announced Dec. 17 that it is accepting new aviation students at its San Marcos, Texas, facility.

Dec 21, 2015
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Instrument Rating

Advocacy

FAA restores sim time for instrument rating

Beginning May 12, pilots will again be able to count up to 20 hours in an approved aviation training device toward the instrument rating.

Apr 12, 2016 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Searching for 'go'

To arrive at “go,” a pilot must weigh many elements of weather information.

Mar 28, 2016

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: The air down there

IFR flight planning has a new wrinkle during the first winter of mandatory procedures in effect at cold temperature restricted airports.

Feb 16, 2016
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Flight Training

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Training Tip: DPE scenario 2.0

A designated examiner has observed pilots faltering when explaining operational considerations in areas where charting has changed or airspace is tricky to identify.

Apr 25, 2016

Article

Training Tip: Nowhere to runup

As you taxi out for your checkride, an uneasy thought arises: "Where at this airport can I do an engine runup and pretakeoff checks?"

Apr 18, 2016

Article

Training Tip: Lessons from a master

Although the accident happened so fast his response seemed automatic, the pilot's reaction was based on two decisions made long in advance.

Apr 11, 2016
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Student Pilot

Article

Training Tip: DPE scenario 2.0

A designated examiner has observed pilots faltering when explaining operational considerations in areas where charting has changed or airspace is tricky to identify.

Apr 25, 2016

Article

Training Tip: Nowhere to runup

As you taxi out for your checkride, an uneasy thought arises: "Where at this airport can I do an engine runup and pretakeoff checks?"

Apr 18, 2016

Article

Training Tip: Lessons from a master

Although the accident happened so fast his response seemed automatic, the pilot's reaction was based on two decisions made long in advance.

Apr 11, 2016
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