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April 14, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'April 14, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'

VOL 17, ISSUE 15 April 14, 2017
Training Tips
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Crosswinds, crosswinds, crosswinds
When the AOPA Flight Training Facebook page asked readers to share what they found to be the hardest part of learning to land, coping with crosswinds topped the list. Read more >
Flight Training News
Purdue to get Cessna Turbo Skyhawk JT-A
Purdue University has selected a Textron Aviation Cessna Turbo Skyhawk JT-A powered by a Continental CD-155 engine to help students become familiar with single-lever engine controls they are likely to use in their careers. Read more >
Kings develop Cessna Pilot Center app, branch into airline training
John and Martha King started teaching ground schools with chalkboards as teaching aids. They have kept pace with technology over the decades to deliver training materials for audiences from students to professional pilots. Now they are developing apps and expanding into airline training. Read more >
High school students build simulator
Students with Florida's Lakeland Aero Club showed off their skills at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo by assembling a Redbird FMX full-motion simulator. Read more >
Online resource
Looking for traffic
Collision avoidance is a fundamental responsibility of every pilot. Although the risk is low, the consequences can be extreme. Brush up on best practices with the AOPA Air Safety Institute's recently updated Collision Avoidance safety advisor. View it now >
NAFI, King Schools award 2016 CFI scholarship
Terry Carbonell learned to fly to fulfill her husband's dying wish—for her to be able to fly him around in an airplane the last couple of years of his life. That wish became a gift that helped her launch a new career and cope with his death. Read more >
AOPA Live This Week
Night airshow secrets; Inside Reagan's ride
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into lighting up the sky at a night airshow, and check out your options for excursions from the AOPA Fly-In at Camarillo, California, including a visit to Ronald Reagan's Air Force One. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, April 13 >
Training Products and Resources
Fowled-up flight
How do you deal with an unexpected feathered guest in the cockpit? The pilot in the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Real Pilot Story: Bird Strike shares how he handled the commotion his uninvited passenger caused and offers tips to protect against bird encounters. Watch the video >
New edition of 'The Pilot's Manual' released
Aviation Supplies & Academics announced a new edition of The Pilot's Manual: Private Pilot Syllabus. The latest edition meets FAA Part 141 and Part 61 requirements and has been updated to comply with Private Pilot Airman Certification Standards. Flight lessons and their corresponding ground lessons are included in the syllabus, which is available from ASA as a free PDF download or for $12.95 as a softcover book.
Note: Products listed have not been evaluated by ePilot editors unless otherwise noted. AOPA assumes no responsibility for products or services listed or for claims or actions by manufacturers or vendors.
Member Benefits
Pilot Protection Services
What's the difference between 'wet' and 'dry' aircraft leases?
Sometimes aircraft owners lease their aircraft to maximize the use of the aircraft and to recover some of their expenses. Unfortunately, aircraft owners and operators are frequently confused about the difference between "wet" and "dry" leases. Here's a hint: It's not about the fuel. Read more >
What to do after reporting odd behavior
Airlines follow a number of protocols to ascertain the situation after receiving a report from an employee about a pilot's odd behavior. Here's what you can expect if you make a report, according to airline pilot and Flight Training blogger Chip Wright. Read more >
Plane Spotter
Arrow in the sky
Light sport airplanes come in a seemingly endless variety of configurations. If you see one that resembles an arrow in the sky, it could well be a Sky Arrow 600. The high-winged, T-tailed, tandem-seat, pusher-prop-driven aircraft is produced by Iniziative Industriali Italiane. The carbon-fiber airplane, powered by a 100-horsepower Rotax 912 ULS engine, is a reduced-weight version of an FAA-certified model. A glance at the 94-knot aircraft's large canopy hints at the visibility enjoyed by those seated inside—a feature that has brought interest from law enforcement agencies.
Final Exam

My flight review is due by the end of this month. However, late last fall I received a checkout from a flight instructor in a Piper Warrior. The flight lasted 1.3 hours, and all the normal maneuvers were covered. We also did one hour of ground school. Does this flight satisfy the flight review requirement?
Not necessarily. A flight instructor must endorse your logbook for the satisfactory completion of a flight review to satisfy that requirement.

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Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Aviation maintenance technology instructor
The College of Technology and Occupational Sciences at Northern Michigan University is seeking applications for a faculty position in aviation maintenance technology. This opening is for a campus-based, one-year position at the rank of instructor or assistant professor to begin in August. Read more >
AOPA career opportunities
Join the AOPA team
Ever dream of turning your passion for aviation into a career? AOPA is looking for a legislative affairs vice president, temporary UAS program coordinator, safety program coordinator, director of philanthropy, customer service representative, airports and state advocacy vice president, flight training business support senior director, flight training technology senior director, aviation insurance sales director, executive office manager, project manager, UI/front-end developer, legal services plan attorney, travel and destination products director, and part-time administrative assistant. To learn more about these and other AOPA career opportunities, visit AOPA Online >
Education & Seminars
Flight Instructor Refresher Courses
May 6-7 Albany, New York; Hollywood, Florida; and Pensacola, Florida
May 20-21 Conroe, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Sacramento, California
Jun 3-4 Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; and Tempe, Arizona
Jun 10-11 Lake Mary, Florida; and Santa Clara, California
For a complete schedule, see AOPA Online. Can't make it in person? Sign up for the Air Safety Institute's Online eFIRC..
Safety Seminars
Apr 18 East Hartford, Connecticut
Apr 19 Waltham, Massachusetts
Apr 20 Manchester, New Hampshire
Apr 25 Zionsville, Indiana
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
Apr 15 Beaumont, Texas; and Ballston Spa, New York
Apr 22 Oakland, California; Trenton, New Jersey; Melbourne, Florida; Morristown, Tennessee; Evansville, Indiana; Bessemer, Alabama; and Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Apr 28 Camarillo, California
Apr 29 Stevensville, Maryland; Camarillo, California; Corvallis, Oregon; Chamblee, Georgia; Blaine, Minnesota; Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Live Oak, Florida; Longmont, Colorado; and Savoy, Illinois
For a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Aviation Calendar
Want something to do this weekend? Planning an aviation getaway? See AOPA's enhanced calendar of events. You can filter events by date range, airport ID, state, or region. Before you take off on an adventure, make sure you check our current aviation weather provided by Jeppesen.
To include an event or to search all events in the calendar, visit AOPA Online. For airport details, including FBO fuel prices, see AOPA Airports. AOPA does not endorse or assume responsibility for the events submitted and listed in the calendar.
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