Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

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Sporty's unveils Cessna 172LITE project

A refurbished Cessna 172N that will offer more cost-effective flight training is at the heart of the Cessna 172LITE project, announced Dec. 17 by Sporty’s.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

FAA deputy administrator a new pilot

Many student pilots are nervous come checkride day. When you’re a top official at the agency responsible for the safe operation of the largest airspace system in the world, it can add to the pressure.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments

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GA pilots bring cheer to island residents

Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.

Dec 16, 2014
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Advanced Training

Advocacy

New FAA rule allows more sim time for instrument training

The FAA has doubled the number of training device hours pilots may count toward an instrument rating following a request from AOPA.

Dec 03, 2014 | comments

Article

New England Ninety-Nines offer flight training scholarships

The New England Section and Eastern New England Chapter of The Ninety-Nines are offering flight training and education scholarships for men and women.

Dec 02, 2014

Article

First students complete new ATP course

Two students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are the first in the nation to complete a newly required course for the multiengine airplane airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate, the school announced Oct. 31.

Nov 04, 2014
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Instrument Rating

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NTSB: Inexperience a factor in 2012 crash

Unfamiliarity with a newly purchased turboprop proved fatal for a Kansas family returning from a Bahamas vacation in 2012, the NTSB determined.

Dec 03, 2014

Advocacy

New FAA rule allows more sim time for instrument training

The FAA has doubled the number of training device hours pilots may count toward an instrument rating following a request from AOPA.

Dec 03, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Pitch anomalies

The aircraft does seem less responsive in pitch now—but what would that have to do with icing?

Dec 01, 2014
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Flight Training

Advocacy

FAA deputy administrator a new pilot

Many student pilots are nervous come checkride day. When you’re a top official at the agency responsible for the safe operation of the largest airspace system in the world, it can add to the pressure.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments

Article

Training Tip: A matter of course

How would you react to looking down while flying a cross-country and seeing an apparently uncharted airport below?

Dec 12, 2014 | comments

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Daniel Webster transfer deal offers credit for flight training

Daniel Webster College students may obtain credit for flight training conducted at Pilgrim Aviation through a transfer articulation agreement starting in the spring 2015 term.

Dec 09, 2014
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Student Pilot

Article

Sporty's unveils Cessna 172LITE project

A refurbished Cessna 172N that will offer more cost-effective flight training is at the heart of the Cessna 172LITE project, announced Dec. 17 by Sporty’s.

Dec 18, 2014 | comments

Article

Training Tip: A matter of course

How would you react to looking down while flying a cross-country and seeing an apparently uncharted airport below?

Dec 12, 2014 | comments

Article

Training Tip: A pre-solo assessment

The overshoot isn’t a deal-breaker; the corrective action will be much more revealing.

Dec 08, 2014 | comments
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