Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

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OpenAirplane teams with Cirrus

Standardized training offered by Cirrus is now accepted by OpenAirplane, thanks to an agreement between the companies.

Oct 21, 2014

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Eyes in the sky

Here’s a riddle: What job requires a private pilot certificate, but never asks you to leave the ground?

Oct 21, 2014

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Let's book some time

Tony Seton found a way to turn a fuzzy goal—recapturing his long-lost instrument proficiency—into a focused project.

Oct 21, 2014 | comments
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Advanced Training

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Textron boosts King Air performance on two models

The Beechcraft King Air flies into its second half century with a new round of improvements that boost performance for the C90GTx and the 250 models.

Oct 20, 2014 | comments

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Elite opens retail sim training center

Longtime simulator maker Elite is launching two new simulator training centers: one in Florida and one in Switzerland.

Sep 26, 2014

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Sporty’s ATP program approved

Sporty’s has been added to the short list of training providers offering a newly required course for the multiengine airplane airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate, the company announced Sept. 24.

Sep 24, 2014
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Instrument Rating

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Let's book some time

Tony Seton found a way to turn a fuzzy goal—recapturing his long-lost instrument proficiency—into a focused project.

Oct 21, 2014 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Only localizer minimums authorized'

Some weather, a self-inflicted communications glitch, and the distraction of diverting had forged the error chain.

Oct 10, 2014 | comments

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Proficiency: Get your head in the game

“Nobody likesto take the instrument proficiency check,” said the woman at the front desk of a local flight school. But there are ways to make it almost fun, and that’s by taking a quick review course before presenting yourself to the instructor.

Oct 07, 2014
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Flight Training

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Training Tip: It's your ride

Does your flight school or instructor have a standardized or typical method of sending trainees along for checkrides? Does that method work for you?

Oct 17, 2014

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Training Tip: Maximum solo

Be sure to take the opportunities your training environment offers to maximize the value of the solo hours that go in your logbook.

Oct 14, 2014

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Training Tip: Pressure check

The student’s instructor recently noted that an example of her increasing ability to juggle tasks was her now-automatic response to altimeter settings broadcast by ATC.

Oct 07, 2014
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Student Pilot

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Training Tip: Pressure check

The student’s instructor recently noted that an example of her increasing ability to juggle tasks was her now-automatic response to altimeter settings broadcast by ATC.

Oct 07, 2014

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Elite opens retail sim training center

Longtime simulator maker Elite is launching two new simulator training centers: one in Florida and one in Switzerland.

Sep 26, 2014

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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
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