Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

Advocacy

Goodbye NDB and other outdated test questions

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.

Jan 29, 2015 | comments

Article

Southern California schools embrace glider program

A California charter school has teamed up with a glider school to give students a potentially life-changing opportunity.

Jan 29, 2015

Article

Training Tip: Tackle no-flap landings

Have no-flap landings been part of your practice routine as you work to sharpen your skills?

Jan 26, 2015
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Advanced Training

Advocacy

FAA withdraws rule to restore simulator time

The FAA has withdrawn a rule that would have allowed 20 hours of simulator instruction to count toward the instrument rating.

Jan 15, 2015 | comments

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Wipaire offers floatplane rating scholarship

Floats manufacturer Wipaire Inc. is sponsoring a floatplane scholarship that will be awarded at EAA AirVenture.

Jan 14, 2015

Pilot Magazine

The ultimate King Air

When most general aviation pilots think of the biggest King Air, they’re most apt to name the King Air 350i.

Jan 09, 2015
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Instrument Rating

Advocacy

FAA withdraws rule to restore simulator time

The FAA has withdrawn a rule that would have allowed 20 hours of simulator instruction to count toward the instrument rating.

Jan 15, 2015 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: An uneasy compromise

The pilot wasn’t the first “expert” ever humbled by an icing encounter. Here was a chance for redemption.

Jan 12, 2015

Article

Bonanza Society announces free courses for members

In an effort to remove obstacles to pilot participation in potentially lifesaving training, the American Bonanza Society will make its online Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program available to members free of charge.

Jan 07, 2015
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Flight Training

Article

Southern California schools embrace glider program

A California charter school has teamed up with a glider school to give students a potentially life-changing opportunity.

Jan 29, 2015

Article

Training Tip: Tackle no-flap landings

Have no-flap landings been part of your practice routine as you work to sharpen your skills?

Jan 26, 2015

Advocacy

FAA clarifies CFI checkride requirement

AOPA worked with the flight training industry and FAA to quickly resolve a problem that suddenly put many rating applications on hold.

Jan 23, 2015 | comments
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Student Pilot

Article

Training Tip: Tackle no-flap landings

Have no-flap landings been part of your practice routine as you work to sharpen your skills?

Jan 26, 2015

Article

Rod Machado releases 'Aviation Learning Center' app

Aviation writer, humorist, and CFI Rod Machado has released a free app that serves as a clearinghouse for his instructional resources.

Jan 23, 2015

Article

Training Tip: Flaps-extended operations

Some aircraft have only one maximum flaps-extended airspeed. Others may have several.

Jan 20, 2015
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