Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

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Big numbers

Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo is shaping up to set records for attendance.

Apr 20, 2015

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First flights

Ask pilots about their first flight, and you can expect they’ll remember it well no matter how long they’ve been flying.

Apr 20, 2015 | comments

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Training Tip: 'Immediate and rapid descent'

The emergency descent is a flight-test item found as Task A, Emergency Operations, in the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards.

Apr 20, 2015
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Advanced Training

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NTSB alerts focus on transition training, mountain flying

Transition training, mountain flying, and post-maintenance preflight inspections are among the topics of four National Transportation Safety Board Safety Alerts issued April 7.

Apr 08, 2015 | comments

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Commercial test prep, FAR/AIM apps released

New apps for iOS and Android help prepare pilots for the commercial pilot knowledge test and give users access to the federal aviation regulations and Aeronautical Information Manual.

Apr 08, 2015

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Frasca tries to change the culture

Although widely accepted in the airplane world, simulation use continues to lag in helicopter training. Frasca aims to change that with the introduction of its R44 TruFlite.

Mar 25, 2015
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Instrument Rating

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IFR Fix: Situational awareness a last defense in CFIT scenario

As you prepare to level off from the descent in instrument conditions, a ground proximity warning goes off. What's the correct response?

Apr 13, 2015

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Virtual flights, real communications

Pilots at Internet-connected Redbird simulators in the National Capital Area Flight Simulation Network can now practice their communications skills in a virtual environment.

Apr 09, 2015 | comments

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P&E Ownership

The weather is low and scuzzy. You’re in the clouds with an engine failure in your single-engine airplane. Can you make it safely down?

Apr 07, 2015
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Flight Training

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First flights

Ask pilots about their first flight, and you can expect they’ll remember it well no matter how long they’ve been flying.

Apr 20, 2015 | comments

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Training Tip: 'Immediate and rapid descent'

The emergency descent is a flight-test item found as Task A, Emergency Operations, in the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards.

Apr 20, 2015

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Chinese companies order Cessna Skyhawks for training

Cessna Aircraft has secured orders from four companies in China for Skyhawk training aircraft, Cessna parent company Textron Aviation announced April 13.

Apr 14, 2015
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Student Pilot

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First flights

Ask pilots about their first flight, and you can expect they’ll remember it well no matter how long they’ve been flying.

Apr 20, 2015 | comments

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Training Tip: 'Immediate and rapid descent'

The emergency descent is a flight-test item found as Task A, Emergency Operations, in the Private Pilot Practical Test Standards.

Apr 20, 2015

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Three students take on 'One Week Ready to Solo'

A former Navy corpsman, a Harley-Davidson custom builder, and a global advertising manager for General Motors have been tapped for a one-week adventure that could change their lives—learning how to fly through the One Week Ready to Solo project.

Apr 14, 2015 | comments
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