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Drone school opens for business

Auburn University has been granted a waiver to operate a commercial drone school that will be open to the public.

May 22, 2015

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Training Tip: Cross-check and interpretation

"Accident statistics show that the pilot who has not been trained in attitude instrument flying, or one whose instrument skills have eroded, will lose control of the airplane in about 10 minutes once forced to rely solely on instrument references," explains the Airplane Flying Handbook.

May 22, 2015

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Pilot wins water wings

Arizona flight instructor (and newly hired airline pilot) Blake Godfrey won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.

May 22, 2015
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Advanced Training

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Pilot wins water wings

Arizona flight instructor (and newly hired airline pilot) Blake Godfrey won the King Schools Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweepstakes.

May 22, 2015

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B-25 training nostalgic for pilots

Sabrina Kipp has 29,000 hours of flying under her belt and multiple type ratings including the Boeing 737, but her newest accomplishment—a second-in-command type rating in the North American B-25 Mitchell bomber—has special meaning.

May 14, 2015 | comments

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Cape Air gets creative with pilot recruitment

With a dwindling number of pilot job applications in the past two years, regional carrier Cape Air has had to get creative—not only with how it secures new pilots, but also with how it plans to hire them in the future.

May 13, 2015
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Instrument Rating

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Red flag warning

From one 56-day cycle to the next, a U.S. en route low altitude chart contains an average of 1,361 changes.

May 12, 2015

Pilot Magazine

Checkride redux

The 61.58 ride amounts to a repeat of the full, initial type rating checkride, complete with simulated emergencies and procedures that must be flown to the practical tests standards set down for airline transport pilots.

May 12, 2015

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: Aircraft for rent, maybe

A flight school/aircraft rental business had a double scare recently when two of its aircraft didn’t show up at two different destinations on separate days.

Apr 28, 2015 | comments
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Flight Training

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Training Tip: Cross-check and interpretation

"Accident statistics show that the pilot who has not been trained in attitude instrument flying, or one whose instrument skills have eroded, will lose control of the airplane in about 10 minutes once forced to rely solely on instrument references," explains the Airplane Flying Handbook.

May 22, 2015

News release

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

May 22, 2015

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Applications open for AOPA scholarships

Applications are now open for almost $120,000 worth of scholarships that will help student pilots and teens achieve their aviation goals.

May 22, 2015
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Student Pilot

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Training Tip: Cross-check and interpretation

"Accident statistics show that the pilot who has not been trained in attitude instrument flying, or one whose instrument skills have eroded, will lose control of the airplane in about 10 minutes once forced to rely solely on instrument references," explains the Airplane Flying Handbook.

May 22, 2015

News release

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

AOPA FOUNDATION OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FLIGHT TRAINING STUDENTS AND YOUNG AVIATORS

May 22, 2015

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Applications open for AOPA scholarships

Applications are now open for almost $120,000 worth of scholarships that will help student pilots and teens achieve their aviation goals.

May 22, 2015
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