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Arizona student pilot receives AOPA training scholarship

Article | Mar 09, 2012

Maricopa, Ariz., student pilot Theresa Farley returned to flight training after a years-long hiatus and soloed--again--on Feb. 6, realizing all at once the thrill of what she's been working so hard to accomplish.

Custom content for the Feb. 12, 2012, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Feb 24, 2012

Training Tips: Mush on the menu; Training Products: Cessna flight simulator controls; Final Exam Question: The other day I heard something about military training routes (MTRs) called SR routes. I am not familiar with them. Can you explain?

AOPA launches student pilot support tool

Article | Feb 17, 2012

Students have a powerful new tool available to help them track the progress of their flight training with AOPA's new MyFlightTraining website. MyFlightTraining takes the content of "Flight Training" magazine and personalizes it for students anywhere in the flight training curriculum.

Custom content for the Sept. 2, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Sep 01, 2011

Training Tips: Access is everything; Flight Training News: Aerodynamics made easy; Training Products: 'Flying the Cessna Skycatcher' from King Schools; Final Exam Question: What are the right-of-way rules for aircraft operating on water?

Custom content for the July 1, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Jul 01, 2011

Training Tips: Knowing the 'why'; Flight Training Products: Pilot Training Solutions written test preparation; Final Exam Question: My friend hit a bird while flying the other day and was wondering if it was something he should report. How common are bird strikes, and what should I do if I have one?

Custom content for the April 1, 2011, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Apr 01, 2011

The following stories from the April 1, 2011, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas. Any AOPA member can receive information tailored to their areas of interest by updating their preferences online.

Help is on the way

Pilot Magazine | Mar 01, 2011

Landmark study reveals ways to enhance the flight trainign experience

License to Learn

Article | Dec 01, 2010

When country and western singers lament long enough, they’re often inspired to sing songs with snappy titles such as, “I’m So Miserable Without You It’s Almost Like Having You Here.” While I’m not about to make my thoughts go airborne, I do lament that student pilots seem to be taking longer to solo than they did many years ago. Perhaps this explains why some of them are singing, “I’m Feelin’ So Low Cause I Ain’t Nearin’ Solo.” In Barrett Studley’s 1936 issue of Practical Flight Training, he states: “Ten hours of dual instruction is considered the requisite amount to enable a student of average aptitude to solo safely.” Studley’s assertion assumes that students trained an hour a day or every other day (but no more than an hour at a time).

Custom content for the Oct. 1, 2010, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' newsletter

Article | Oct 01, 2010

The following stories from the Oct. 1, 2010, edition of AOPA ePilot were provided to AOPA members who expressed an interest in the particular subject areas.