Pilot Training and Certification

Pilot Training and Certification

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Mental gymnastics

Mastering the mental discipline required to score well in aerobatic competition is arguably both the greatest challenge, and the greatest reward.

Jul 30, 2015 | comments

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Jimmie Allen Flying Club Scholarship celebrates flight

Sarah Wilson, the former corporate pilot turned open-cockpit barnstormer, initiated the $5,000 Jimmie Allen Flying Club Scholarship to encourage future pilots who also are looking for something different from their flying. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Aug. 9.

Jul 29, 2015

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IMC Club on verge of merger with EAA

IMC Club began as a way to exchange real-world instrument flight rules discussions and now the popular monthly meetings and video lesson format is on the verge of merging with the EAA.

Jul 28, 2015 | comments
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Advanced Training

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Mental gymnastics

Mastering the mental discipline required to score well in aerobatic competition is arguably both the greatest challenge, and the greatest reward.

Jul 30, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA asks FAA to restore sim time

AOPA is asking the FAA to expedite a final rule to increase the number of sim hours allowed in instrument training.

Jul 17, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

FAA offers tips for pilots making a switch

The FAA offers tips for mitigating risk during a transition to another airplane in an updated Advisory Circular 90-109A – "Transition to Unfamiliar Aircraft" released June 29.

Jul 14, 2015
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Instrument Rating

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IMC Club on verge of merger with EAA

IMC Club began as a way to exchange real-world instrument flight rules discussions and now the popular monthly meetings and video lesson format is on the verge of merging with the EAA.

Jul 28, 2015 | comments

Advocacy

AOPA asks FAA to restore sim time

AOPA is asking the FAA to expedite a final rule to increase the number of sim hours allowed in instrument training.

Jul 17, 2015 | comments

IFR Fix

IFR Fix: What's the window?

A pilot planning a day trip to the coast in the FBO’s new IFR-equipped aircraft has more than just weather to consider.

Jul 15, 2015 | comments
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Flight Training

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Training Tip: Precip's potential pitfalls

Many student pilots ask: Is precipitation a no-go item for VFR flight?

Jul 24, 2015

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Delta State University orders DA42 FTD from Frasca

Delta State University has placed an order for a Level 6 Diamond DA42 FTD (flight training device) from Frasca International, to be delivered in the spring of 2016.

Jul 24, 2015

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'Freakin' awesome!'

What can make a former Navy corpsman and a Harley-Davidson engineer giggle with pure joy? Their first takeoff. Watch as three students hop in the left seat for the first time and experience the thrill of flight in these One Week Ready to Solo webisodes.

Jul 21, 2015
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Student Pilot

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'Freakin' awesome!'

What can make a former Navy corpsman and a Harley-Davidson engineer giggle with pure joy? Their first takeoff. Watch as three students hop in the left seat for the first time and experience the thrill of flight in these One Week Ready to Solo webisodes.

Jul 21, 2015

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Training Tip: No room for doubt

It takes the busy student a moment to realize that something about that call from the tower doesn’t seem right. Should the student call the controller to clarify?

Jul 17, 2015

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CAP National Flight Academy solos cadets across the country

Civil Air Patrol cadet Josh Thompson, 16, could barely contain his pride and enthusiasm after soloing a Cessna 172 during a National Flight Academy solo camp in July at Fort Pickett Army National Guard Base in Blackstone, Virginia.

Jul 16, 2015
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