Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'One harrowing experience'

Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.

Sep 30, 2014

Advocacy

Medical advisory board supports third class reform

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

Sep 29, 2014 | comments

Article

Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club taps youth for aviation efforts

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club is targeting the next generation of African-American pilots.

Sep 29, 2014
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Advanced Training

Article

Elite opens retail sim training center

Longtime simulator maker Elite is launching two new simulator training centers: one in Florida and one in Switzerland.

Sep 26, 2014

Article

Sporty’s ATP program approved

Sporty’s has been added to the short list of training providers offering a newly required course for the multiengine airplane airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate, the company announced Sept. 24.

Sep 24, 2014

Advocacy

FAA lists approved ATP training programs online

The FAA is taking steps requested by AOPA to help ATP applicants locate the resources they need to pursue their training.

Sep 10, 2014
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Instrument Rating

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'One harrowing experience'

Even brief flight under actual conditions can expose how well your basic instrument flying is serving.

Sep 30, 2014

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Tower, CFI help VFR pilot who takes off into clouds

A VFR pilot enters instrument conditions shortly after takeoff. Air traffic control gets an instructor on the ground involved to help talk the pilot through the serious situation to narrowly avert tragedy.

Sep 17, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Missing for real

Spatial disorientation? Isn’t that only a hazard for VFR pilots?

Sep 02, 2014 | comments
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Flight Training

Article

Elite opens retail sim training center

Longtime simulator maker Elite is launching two new simulator training centers: one in Florida and one in Switzerland.

Sep 26, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Aircraft speed limits

Reviewing this regulation will make you a more effective plane spotter when ATC calls out fast traffic in busy (and haze-laden) airspace.

Sep 22, 2014

Article

Racing Aces announce $5,000 scholarship

The air racing team known as the Racing Aces has created a $5,000 scholarship for women seeking flight training or other kinds of aviation training or education.

Sep 10, 2014
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Student Pilot

Article

Elite opens retail sim training center

Longtime simulator maker Elite is launching two new simulator training centers: one in Florida and one in Switzerland.

Sep 26, 2014

Article

Training Tip: 'Detailed rules and requirements'

When examining details for VFR operations in and around major terminal areas, a must-have resource is the current local terminal area chart.

Sep 17, 2014

Article

Racing Aces announce $5,000 scholarship

The air racing team known as the Racing Aces has created a $5,000 scholarship for women seeking flight training or other kinds of aviation training or education.

Sep 10, 2014
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