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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?

Need money for flight training? Just draw it

Article | Sep 14, 2015

A former Army soldier building an aviation career is making money for flight training by drawing airplane portraits for owners.

Like father, like son

Article | Sep 08, 2015

The similarities between Rick Mihalinac’s logbook and his late father’s pilot logbook are uncanny: Both had 69.5 hours of flight time when they took their private pilot checkrides; both of their checkrides lasted 1.2 hours; and Mihalinac’s checkride took place on Aug. 27—40 years to the day of his father’s first solo.

Training Tip: A scattering of storms

Article | Sep 08, 2015

If you determine that you and a storm are heading for the same destination, go elsewhere. Don’t get caught in a race to the field.

Saluting America's aviation team

Article | Sep 03, 2015

When Danny Croy pulled back on the yoke from his perch in the left seat of a Cessna 172, his face revealed a confidence that often escaped the autistic 19-year-old. Croy is not comfortable with significant changes in routine, but the short discovery flight from the Frederick, Maryland, airport left him beaming. An army of airport employees working behind the scenes keeps the airport running smoothly and helps make experiences like these happen.

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.