Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

Advocacy

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

Feb 04, 2016 | comments

Advocacy

Colorado airfield launches teen pilots

A group of Colorado aviation enthusiasts based at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton has been launching the next generation of pilots to the skies for more than a decade.

Feb 03, 2016

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Maintain VFR'

With clouds close above and a populated marina below, a pilot departing VFR in expectation of receiving an IFR clearance found only disappointment, not vectors.

Feb 03, 2016
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Advanced Training

Article

Astronauts wanted

NASA is accepting applications through Feb. 18 for the next class of astronauts. Travel is required; possible destinations include the International Space Station and Mars.

Dec 24, 2015

Article

Tempus 'can produce better trained pilots'

Tempus Training Solutions, the flight training operation purchased from Redbird Flight Simulations, announced Dec. 17 that it is accepting new aviation students at its San Marcos, Texas, facility.

Dec 21, 2015

Article

Envoy Air, ATP Flight School offer tuition reimbursement

Regional airline Envoy Air has agreed to participate in ATP Flight School’s tuition reimbursement program, the companies announced Dec. 11.

Dec 16, 2015
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Instrument Rating

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: 'Maintain VFR'

With clouds close above and a populated marina below, a pilot departing VFR in expectation of receiving an IFR clearance found only disappointment, not vectors.

Feb 03, 2016

Article

Tempus 'can produce better trained pilots'

Tempus Training Solutions, the flight training operation purchased from Redbird Flight Simulations, announced Dec. 17 that it is accepting new aviation students at its San Marcos, Texas, facility.

Dec 21, 2015

Article

IMC Club completes merger with EAA

IMC Clubs completed its merger with the Experimental Aircraft Association Nov. 3 to form a new subsidiary that delivers real-world IFR and VFR discussions to the association's chapters.

Nov 06, 2015
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Flight Training

Advocacy

Colorado airfield launches teen pilots

A group of Colorado aviation enthusiasts based at Meadow Lake Airport in Peyton has been launching the next generation of pilots to the skies for more than a decade.

Feb 03, 2016

Article

Training Tip: When it's your bad

It's an awful feeling. You line up on the runway and begin your takeoff run. Just as you rotate, another pilot announces a go-around from short final because he was "cut off by a departing aircraft."

Feb 02, 2016

Article

Training Tip: The other right-of-way rule

Turning final, the student pilot is surprised to see the aircraft below taxi hastily onto the runway and accelerate for takeoff.

Jan 25, 2016
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Student Pilot

Article

Training Tip: When it's your bad

It's an awful feeling. You line up on the runway and begin your takeoff run. Just as you rotate, another pilot announces a go-around from short final because he was "cut off by a departing aircraft."

Feb 02, 2016

Article

Training Tip: The other right-of-way rule

Turning final, the student pilot is surprised to see the aircraft below taxi hastily onto the runway and accelerate for takeoff.

Jan 25, 2016

Article

Training Tip: A system in transition

Aviation evolves, making it necessary for members of the community to stay informed about changes that alter how we fly.

Jan 19, 2016
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