Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

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Training Tip: No way out but down

Pilots who fly into obviously deteriorating weather don’t always land or turn around in time.

Apr 27, 2015

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Baker talks GA issues over ice cream

Protecting airports, growing the pilot community, and making aircraft accessible were among the topics AOPA President Mark Baker emphasized in a Pilot Town Hall and ice cream social at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo April 25.

Apr 27, 2015

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The big day

Their instructors were silent, hands off the yoke. With only a week’s worth of experience in their logbooks, the One Week Ready to Solo participants put their skills to the test.

Apr 25, 2015 | comments
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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

Pilot Magazine

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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Training Tip: No way out but down

Pilots who fly into obviously deteriorating weather don’t always land or turn around in time.

Apr 27, 2015

Article

The big day

Their instructors were silent, hands off the yoke. With only a week’s worth of experience in their logbooks, the One Week Ready to Solo participants put their skills to the test.

Apr 25, 2015 | comments

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‘We’ll be right on the money’

With one day left before their culminating flights, the One Week Ready to Solo participants were feeling the pressure April 24.

Apr 25, 2015 | comments
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Student Pilot

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Training Tip: No way out but down

Pilots who fly into obviously deteriorating weather don’t always land or turn around in time.

Apr 27, 2015

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If you don’t like the weather…

Storms to the west of Lakeland, Florida, threatened students' progress in One Week Ready to Solo. If any of the flights got scrubbed, would the students be able to refine their landings in preparation for the big day?

Apr 24, 2015 | comments

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Ribbon cuts and celebrity CFIs

The One Week Ready to Solo students got a new set of instructors and learned some new tricks on their third day of flying.

Apr 22, 2015 | comments
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