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AOPA names Flight Training Excellence Award winners

Article | Nov 02, 2015

AOPA has named the winners of its 2015 Flight Training Excellence Awards based on more than 7,100 responses to the AOPA Flight Training Poll.

AOPA ANNOUNCES 2015 FLIGHT TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

News release | Nov 02, 2015

AOPA is pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and instructors.

Training Tip: A sketchy understanding

Article | Oct 30, 2015

Runway holding position markings combine solid and dashed lines indicating where an aircraft should stop. Can you draw the markings from memory?

Pilot sends free patches to new fliers

Article | Oct 26, 2015

Jim Johnson of Reidsville, North Carolina, sends free embroidered pilot patches to new private pilots to celebrate their achievements.

Training Tip: Voice in your head

Article | Oct 26, 2015

When Flight Training magazine invited Facebook followers to share what they recall flight instructors saying during flights, a wellspring of comments bubbled forth.

Redbird sells Proflight Academy

Article | Oct 23, 2015

Redbird Flight Simulations' experiment with flight training has a new twist as new owner Tempus comes online.

Able Flight accepting scholarship applications for 2016

Article | Oct 23, 2015

Able Flight, the nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities learn to fly, is accepting scholarship applications for 2016.

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.

Training Tip: Weird sound, strange movement

Article | Oct 19, 2015

What would make you discontinue a takeoff? Are you prepared to make that decision each time you commence the takeoff run?

WAI scholarship deadline approaching

Article | Oct 19, 2015

The deadline to apply for one or more of 98 scholarships offered by Women in Aviation, International is Nov. 16.

Training Tip: Overhauling 'see and avoid'

Article | Oct 13, 2015

With the proliferation of drones flying in all classes of airspace, general aviation pilots face a new collision-avoidance challenge as soon as they become airborne.

P&E: Dogfight

Pilot Magazine | Oct 07, 2015

Learning to fly at a local FBO versus a high-capacity academy.

Training Tip: Emphasizing positive control

Article | Oct 05, 2015

Positive aircraft control tops a list of 16 areas of special emphasis a designated pilot examiner must scrutinize during the private pilot flight examination.

In-flight simulator could save training costs

Article | Oct 05, 2015

A California company headed by a former U.S. Navy pilot has developed a helmet-mounted simulator that can be worn in flight.

2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarship winners announced

Article | Oct 01, 2015

Twenty-four individuals have been selected as winners of the 2015 AOPA Flight Training Scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $12,000.

Test Pilot

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

What is the difference between a squawk and a squit?

Safety Pilot: The annual brush-up

Pilot Magazine | Sep 29, 2015

Feeling a bit rusty? Or, perhaps you’re the self-proclaimed ace of the base. How about an honest second opinion?

Training Tip: Open-door policy

Article | Sep 28, 2015

During your climb out to traffic pattern altitude, a loud, sustained noise fills the cabin, and you sense the airframe buffeting and vibrating through the controls. The aircraft’s right door has just popped open. What do you do?

Charter College, flight schools partner for aviation degree

Article | Sep 23, 2015

Charter College, with locations in Alaska, California, and Washington, is partnering with several Part 141 flight schools to offer an aviation degree.

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.

Moyle to lead Society of Aviation and Flight Educators

Article | Sep 21, 2015

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has named Bill Moyle of Waxahachie, Texas, as its executive director.

Training Tip: Within gliding distance

Article | Sep 21, 2015

If you have ever wondered how your instructor decides when to simulate an engine failure, this scenario is one example.

Training Tip: Exit strategies

Article | Sep 14, 2015

With the wind blowing precisely 90 degrees to the single runway, which runway end should the pilot choose for takeoff?