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AOPA offers flight training 'Summit before the Summit'

Article | Sep 10, 2013

AOPA’s Center to Advance the Pilot Community will hold an event before the annual Aviation Summit.

All Nippon Airways acquires Pan Am International Flight Academy

Article | Aug 26, 2013

ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways, has acquired Pan Am International Flight Academy in Miami.

IFR Fix: The vertigo vaccine

IFR Fix | Aug 12, 2013

Are you vaccinated against vertigo? That would be useful, but don't look for the cure within the health care system. Start in your logbook.

East Hill Flying Club: Recruiting is the heart of the beast

Article | Aug 09, 2013

An award-winning flight school, social memberships, and a strong fleet are among the reasons to join Ithaca, N.Y.-based East Hill Flying Club.

Plymate Memorial scholarship winner earns certificate

Article | Aug 08, 2013

Flight training scholarship recipient Glen Wenzel earned his private pilot certificate on July 31.

AOPA Jay adds 'real-world excitement' to aerospace course

Article | Aug 08, 2013

A Florida school district’s newest career-education offering is an aerospace technology class that will put five AOPA Jay flight-training devices in the classroom.

King Schools offers helicopter FIRC

Article | Aug 01, 2013

King Schools is launching an online flight instructor refresher course (FIRC) tailored for helicopter instructors.

Sim developers team up on G1000 AATD

Article | Jul 28, 2013

By replacing actual Garmin hardware with a G1000 simulation created by Flight1 Aviation Technologies, Elite Simulation Solutions hopes its new, more affordable Elite PI-1000 will appeal to flight schools.

Pilots to use aviation to link schools in N. America, Africa

Article | Jul 24, 2013

Two pilots hope to raise funds to enable them to create an “airbridge” between hundreds of North American schoolchildren and their counterparts in Africa.

AOPA opens online applications for flight training scholarships

Article | Jul 24, 2013

AOPA will award eight $5,000 flight training scholarships at this year’s Aviation Summit Oct. 10 through 12.

Training Tip: The tell-all technique

Article | Jul 22, 2013

Do you appear unaware of the aircraft’s responses to control pressures? An operation as simple as turning to an assigned heading can tell all.

Deadline approaching for 'Flight Training' awards poll

Article | Jul 16, 2013

Members are being asked to share their thoughts about their flight training experience via poll.

Five flight training apps

Article | Jul 09, 2013

Student pilots can use these five apps, from maneuvers to ground school, to help with their flight training.

Air Safety Institute rolls out new online flight instructor refresher course

Article | Jul 01, 2013

The Air Safety Institute has launched a new online flight instructor refresher course that lets CFIs complete the program on any mobile device or personal computer.

Technique: The third wheel

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

For such a tiny part of the airplane, the third wheel of a taildragger has a vicious bite if it's not treated with proper respect. "You can't get lazy in a tailwheel," instructor Ron Rapp explained early in 5G Aviation's tailwheel endorsement training program at Southern California's John Wayne Airport-Orange County.

Letters: Buy or rent?

Pilot Magazine | Jul 01, 2013

Senior Editor Ian J. Twombly posed the question: should a flight student buy or rent an aircraft? We received quite a response.