Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

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Ivy Tech seeks input for new degree program

Indiana's Ivy Tech Community College needs input from the state's flying community before the school can take its next step toward creating aviation management and professional pilot associate degrees.

Feb 09, 2016

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

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Training Tip: In LAHSO trouble

Air traffic control changes the landing clearance for a student pilot and flight instructor who are inbound in a Cessna 182. The two must fly a different traffic pattern to a different runway than what was initially assigned, and conduct a land and hold short operation (LAHSO). After landing long, the aircraft skids across the hold-short line before coming to a stop.

Feb 08, 2016
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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

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Maintain VFR'

With clouds close above and a populated marina below, a pilot departing VFR in expectation of receiving an IFR clearance found only disappointment, not vectors.

Feb 03, 2016

Article

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

Article

IMC Club completes merger with EAA

IMC Clubs completed its merger with the Experimental Aircraft Association Nov. 3 to form a new subsidiary that delivers real-world IFR and VFR discussions to the association's chapters.

Nov 06, 2015
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Flight 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

Training Tip: In LAHSO trouble

Air traffic control changes the landing clearance for a student pilot and flight instructor who are inbound in a Cessna 182. The two must fly a different traffic pattern to a different runway than what was initially assigned, and conduct a land and hold short operation (LAHSO). After landing long, the aircraft skids across the hold-short line before coming to a stop.

Feb 08, 2016

Advocacy

Colorado airfield launches teen pilots

A group of Colorado aviation enthusiasts based at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton has been launching the next generation of pilots to the skies for more than a decade.

Feb 03, 2016
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Student Pilot

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Training Tip: In LAHSO trouble

Air traffic control changes the landing clearance for a student pilot and flight instructor who are inbound in a Cessna 182. The two must fly a different traffic pattern to a different runway than what was initially assigned, and conduct a land and hold short operation (LAHSO). After landing long, the aircraft skids across the hold-short line before coming to a stop.

Feb 08, 2016

Article

Training Tip: When it's your bad

It's an awful feeling. You line up on the runway and begin your takeoff run. Just as you rotate, another pilot announces a go-around from short final because he was "cut off by a departing aircraft."

Feb 02, 2016

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Training Tip: The other right-of-way rule

Turning final, the student pilot is surprised to see the aircraft below taxi hastily onto the runway and accelerate for takeoff.

Jan 25, 2016
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