Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

Article

SoCal pilots descend on Chino

AOPA’s fifth regional fly-in of 2014 brought 329 aircraft and some 2,500 people to Chino, California, Sept. 20.

Sep 21, 2014 | comments

Advocacy

Aviation expo highlights busy Kansas agenda

The 2014 Kansas Aviation Expo will reach far beyond geographic boundaries when it celebrates the state’s proud tradition of aeronautical enterprise.

Sep 18, 2014

Article

Catholic Aviation Association combines GA, faith

The Catholic Aviation Association wants to use faith, flying, and fellowship to promote general aviation.

Sep 17, 2014
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Advanced Training

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

Article

Simulated attack

Attacking wildfires fires from the air requires a special kind of training, and a California company is teaching these techniques with detailed, simulated scenarios.

Sep 03, 2014 | comments

Fly like a fighter

Fly like a fighter: O say, can you see?

On his first lesson in defensive dogfighting in an F-15B, an Air Force pilots learns that stepping up to the new aircraft is harder than he thought. In a 7-G turn at 420 knots, he couldn't lift his head to look outside the cockpit, forcing him to fly blind off his instructor's commands.

Aug 04, 2014 | comments
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Instrument Rating

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

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: The 'flexible safety buffer'

When it comes to establishing personal minimums, you need a working definition of the term.

Aug 22, 2014 | comments
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Flight Training

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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

Advocacy

FAA: Draft certification standards 'moving forward'

The FAA expressed optimism that draft airman certifications standards now entering a multi-phase test process will improve the training and testing of future pilots.

Sep 10, 2014

Article

Training Tip: A destination in detail

As your destination airports grow in size and complexity, the ground phase of your arrival will benefit from careful advance research.

Sep 09, 2014
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Student Pilot

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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

Article

Training Tip: Deciding to land

Today you found out why your instructor is always saying that a go-around should be “instinctive” when something goes wrong during a landing.

Sep 02, 2014
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