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Astronauts wanted

Article | Dec 24, 2015

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.

Tempus 'can produce better trained pilots'

Article | Dec 21, 2015

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.

Envoy Air, ATP Flight School offer tuition reimbursement

Article | Dec 16, 2015

Regional airline Envoy Air has agreed to participate in ATP Flight School’s tuition reimbursement program, the companies announced Dec. 11.

Letters From Our October Issue

Pilot Magazine | Nov 10, 2015

Have complicated modern avionics affected airmanship? Barry Schiff’s take on the subject struck a chord with readers.

AOPA, FAA work to clear up confusion over ATP knowledge tests

Advocacy | Nov 05, 2015

AOPA is working with the FAA to end confusion over rules governing the airline transport pilot airplane knowledge test.

Flight training providers gather at Redbird's Migration

Article | Nov 04, 2015

Now officially known as Redbird Flight, the simulator and technology company has held its three-day Migration gathering in San Marcos, Texas, for the past five years. And while no two events have been the same, each is a little bit customer meeting, flight training symposium, and creative workshop.

Redbird sets schedule for Migration

Article | Oct 19, 2015

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will deliver the keynote address at Redbird Flight Simulations' 2015 Migration for flight school educators and instructors at the Nov. 2 through 4 conference in San Marcos, Texas. The event will feature special breakout sessions for attendees.

GIFT Academy creates more pilots

Article | Oct 19, 2015

The Girls in Flight Training Academy in Vernon, Texas, capped a busy week of flying with one solo and two checkrides.

Spin out

Article | Sep 29, 2015

Catherine Cavagnaro understands why many pilots are hesitant to try spin training. Her goal is to impress upon them that with proper knowledge and proper altitude, spins are "fun up high, but deadly down below."

Tony Hawk hosts Sky Combat Ace premiere

Article | Sep 22, 2015

World-renowned former pro skateboarder Tony Hawk will help host the grand opening for aerial battle specialists Sky Combat Ace during their San Diego location premier Sept. 26.

Redbird M-Series simulators now in Scottsdale

Article | Sep 22, 2015

Pilots and operators of Piper’s M-series airplanes—the Meridian, Mirage, and Matrix—can now take advantage of new features at Legacy Flight Training’s training center at the Scottsdale, Arizona, Municipal Airport.

Pilot examiner gives his 10,000th checkride

Article | Sep 09, 2015

Tennessee Aviation Hall of Famer, retired NASA employee, and Designated Pilot Examiner Clyde Shelton recently awarded his 10,000th certificate, but he's not quite ready to give up the right seat.

King Schools adds choice to FIRC

Article | Sep 02, 2015

King Schools has added a number of new electives to its flight instructor refresher course.

ATP Flight School airline transport pilot course gets FAA approval

Article | Aug 24, 2015

ATP Flight School’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 21.

FAA approves Pan Am International Flight Academy ATP program

Article | Aug 21, 2015

Pan Am International Flight Academy’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 19.

Mental gymnastics

Article | Jul 30, 2015

Mastering the mental discipline required to score well in aerobatic competition is arguably both the greatest challenge, and the greatest reward.

AOPA asks FAA to restore sim time

Advocacy | Jul 17, 2015

AOPA is asking the FAA to expedite a final rule to increase the number of sim hours allowed in instrument training.

FAA offers tips for pilots making a switch

Advocacy | Jul 14, 2015

The FAA offers tips for mitigating risk during a transition to another airplane in an updated Advisory Circular 90-109A – "Transition to Unfamiliar Aircraft" released June 29.

Women in Aviation scholarship window opens

Article | Jul 03, 2015

Women in Aviation International is offering 98 scholarships valued at more than $480,000, the organization announced July 1.

Proposed rule would restore sim time credits

Advocacy | Jun 18, 2015

The FAA has issued an NPRM that would allow pilots to count more sim time toward earning an instrument rating.

Pilot wins water wings

Article | May 22, 2015

Arizona flight instructor (and newly hired airline pilot) Blake Godfrey won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.

B-25 training nostalgic for pilots

Article | May 14, 2015

Sabrina Kipp has 29,000 hours of flying under her belt and multiple type ratings including the Boeing 737, but her newest accomplishment—a second-in-command type rating in the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber—has special meaning.

Cape Air gets creative with pilot recruitment

Article | May 13, 2015

With a dwindling number of pilot job applications in the past two years, regional carrier Cape Air has had to get creative—not only with how it secures new pilots, but also with how it plans to hire them in the future.