Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Magazine

Letters: Traffic dead ahead?

Tom Haines’ ‘Waypoints’ column on the ADS-B debate received a lot of response from members who, like the author, see its promise.

Jul 31, 2014

Pilot Magazine

Light Sport Aircraft: Soul-stirring airplane

Like a duck that switches from sitting placidly atop the water to a furiously splashing, flapping, quacking master of flight, the Amphibious Carbon Cub leaps into air with a burst of raw energy.<

Jul 31, 2014

Article

Earhart completes round-the-world flight with help of GA industry

Fresh off her around-the-world flight in a Pilatus, Amelia Rose Earhart spoke about her adventure at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 28, and credited the trip’s success with the support she received from the general aviation industry.

Jul 31, 2014
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Advanced Training

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New ATP rule clarification offered before Aug. 1 changes

Pilots pursuing a multiengine airplane airline transport pilot certificate should be clear on the new ATP certificate requirements that will go into effect on Aug. 1.

Jul 22, 2014

Article

ATP Flight School buys majority share of Higher Power Aviation

ATP Flight School has purchased a majority share of Higher Power Aviation, enabling the training provider to offer the FAA's new ATP CTP course.

Jul 22, 2014

Article

Embry-Riddle ATP program gets FAA approval

The FAA has approved Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's airline transport pilot certification training program, or CTP.

Jul 14, 2014
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Instrument Rating

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Nonprecision, not imprecision

In the satellite age, it’s still true that the less precision exists for navigation, the more precise the flying must be.

Jul 15, 2014

Article

AirVenture attraction a draw for IFR pilots

Pilots can now add improving their instrument proficiency to the long list of reasons to attend EAA AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh, Wis.

Jul 07, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Look out for Bud'

“Look out for Bud,” was all an instructor had to say to a trainee. Bud had unknowingly become a see-and-avoid metaphor for countless aviators.

Jun 24, 2014 | comments
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Flight Training

Article

Able Flight celebrates new sport pilots

After earning their wings to become sport pilots, six pilots in Able Flight’s training program were honored July 29 at EAA AirVenture.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

Aviation organizations offer education, training scholarships

Aviation organizations are offering scholarships covering education, flight training, and maintenance training.

Jul 29, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Monitoring mountain obscuration

Whether you will cross numerous ridgelines, or climb to altitudes close to your aircraft’s limits, mountain obscuration is a potential hazard for VFR operations.

Jul 28, 2014
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Student Pilot

Rotorcraft Rookie

Rotorcraft Rookie: Second chance at a first passenger

Can you have two first passengers? A new helicopter pilot takes his first passenger 15 years after the first experience in an airplane.

Jul 07, 2014 | comments

Article

Pilot offers $12,000 scholarship through AOPA program

A student pilot with a demonstrated financial need could earn $12,000 to complete his or her private pilot certificate and use any remaining funds for more advanced flight training or to put that new certificate to use.

Jul 01, 2014

Article

Training Tip: Bad approach, good lesson

Was the approach salvageable? Not something to debate at low altitude, in moderate turbulence, with treetops near.

Jun 23, 2014 | comments
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