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Ivy Tech seeks input for new degree program

Article | Feb 09, 2016

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.

Training Tip: In LAHSO trouble

Article | Feb 08, 2016

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.

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

Colorado airfield launches teen pilots

Advocacy | Feb 03, 2016

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.

IFR Fix: 'Maintain VFR'

IFR Fix | Feb 03, 2016

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.

‘Flying to my heart’s content’

Article | Feb 03, 2016

Less than one year after attending the Rusty Pilots seminar and receiving 34 hours of instruction, William Buchanan is an aircraft owner and active pilot with a new tailwheel endorsement and fresh flight review: "And now I'm flying to my heart's content."

Training Tip: When it's your bad

Article | Feb 02, 2016

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."

12 hours, two tickets

Article | Feb 01, 2016

Here’s a fun way to spend your next birthday: Get up early, drive three hours, and spend the rest of the day taking tests.

Wipaire seeks interns, opens scholarship

Article | Jan 27, 2016

The Wipaire aircraft modification company is looking for a handful of 2016 mechanic interns and also announced the return of its Ben Wiplinger Memorial Seaplane Rating Scholarship.