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August 4, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'August 4, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'

VOL 17, ISSUE 31 August 4, 2017
Training Tips
Sponsored by Aircraft Spruce
No line of sight
Unfamiliar airports—particularly those of the more remote variety—demand attention to detail, including sometimes-cryptic notations, along with advance planning, to ensure a safe flight. Read more >
Flight Training News
King Schools updates training course
The benefits of being a Cessna Pilot Center just got better. King Schools, which creates exclusive materials for the manufacturer-sponsored training network, announced at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that it is rolling out a host of new student management and tracking features. Read more >
NAFI launches professional development center
The National Association of Flight Instructors on July 24 announced the launch of a professional development program aimed at helping certificated flight instructors strengthen their marketing and customer service skills. Read more >
You Can Fly
AviationWorks4U provides road map to aviation career
Representatives from the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Air Line Pilots Association, and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association said their organizations are supporting AOPA's You Can Fly High School Initiative, which teaches high school students aviation concepts with a fun and interactive science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum. Read more >
Gear trouble
Lee Lauderback, formerly the late Arnold Palmer's chief pilot, is owner and chief pilot of Stallion 51, a North American P-51 Mustang operation in Orlando, Florida. In this installment of the AOPA Air Safety Institute's There I was... podcast, Lauderback recalls a landing gear emergency in a TF-51 Mustang. Learn how he evaluated the situation and took action. Listen to the podcast >
Able Flight honors eight new pilots
Eight new sport pilots earned their wings at a ceremony July 25 at EAA AirVenture. The pilots received scholarships from Able Flight, a nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities learn to fly. Read more >
Flight Training Experience survey closes Aug. 14
Pilots who have taken any kind of flight training in the past 12 months have less than two weeks to share what the experience was like through the AOPA Flight Training Experience Survey. Results will be used to honor the best flight schools and instructors in five regions and name the top national winners in each of the two categories. Take the survey >
CAP awards private pilot scholarships
Five Civil Air Patrol cadets are learning to fly this summer at Delaware State University in Dover, thanks to generous scholarships. Read more > announces scholarships for ERAU Daytona students, an aviation job website, created three $1,000 scholarships for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students attending the school's Daytona Beach, Florida, campus. The company announced the initiative in July, citing an "industry need for more aviation professionals." Students may apply for the JSfirm scholarships throughout the year.
AOPA Live This Week
'Spirit' replica; Redbird upgrades instruction
New York's Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has added another reason to visit: Check out the replica of Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. Also this week, see what Redbird has done to bring artificial intelligence to flight training, and AOPA gets a first look at the Kitty Hawk, which is no ordinary ultralight. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, Aug. 3 >
Training Products and Resources
Engine emergency at night
"Cleveland Center, N613JM, do you copy? I'm declaring an emergency!" In the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Real Pilot Story: Engine Failure at Night, pilot Emanuel Kanal recounts how he, his passenger/wife, and air traffic control secured a positive outcome. Watch the video >
Instrument flying manual updated with latest standards
The seventh edition of The Pilot's Manual: Instrument Flying textbook provides valuable information for instrument students so they may safely train for the FAA instrument exam and checkride. The manual has been updated to reflect current rules and procedures, as well as the airman certification standards, and is available online from Aviation Supplies and Academics in a variety of formats from $54.95.
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
FAA compliance philosophy benefits pilots
The FAA's compliance philosophy is working as intended and has benefited pilots, according to AOPA Legal Services Plan attorney Chad Mayer. Many cases that might have previously resulted in an enforcement action such as a certificate action or a civil penalty are being resolved through a compliance action consisting of education, training, or counseling. Read more >
Instrument Tip
'It was all too much'
There are many ways to learn the new avionics installed in your aircraft—but while flying might not be the best time to start. Read more >
Plane Spotter
R is for reliable
With a ubiquitous piston-powered trainer, the R22, and a best-selling four-seater, the R44, already in its lineup, Robinson Helicopter Co. had no trouble focusing the attention of the industry in 2007 when it rolled out the R66, a more spacious five-seat, turbine-powered helicopter that retains the two-blade rotor system and other familiar qualities of its forerunners. Advantages of the Rolls-Royce RR300 engine include increased reserve power, a payload gain, and the use of jet fuel, which is readily available in areas where avgas for piston-powered aircraft is scarce or unavailable.
Final Exam

I do not have a current flight review; can I still log pilot-in-command time during the flight review?
Yes. According to 14 CFR 61.51, a pilot can log PIC time if the pilot is the sole manipulator of the controls of an aircraft for which he or she is rated. Currency is not a requirement. You cannot act as PIC during your flight review, but you may certainly log PIC time. Because the flight review requires an hour of flight training, the instructor can note it in your logbook as both PIC and dual received.

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Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Chief flight instructor, Cochise College
The Cochise College aviation program is well-respected and widely recognized throughout the industry. In more than 40 years of aviation training, it has placed graduates with major commercial airlines, government agencies, air freight services, and corporate aviation companies. This position is responsible for serving as the instructor of record for all flight training courses, ensuring compliance with federal aviation regulations in the training of students and supervision of flight instructors, serving as a faculty member, and performing instructional duties. Read the full description and apply today >
AOPA career opportunities
Join the AOPA team
Ever dream of turning your passion for aviation into a career? AOPA is looking for a Flying Clubs Initiative manager, graphic designer, video producer, research and analysis director, operations clerk, copy editor, marketing project coordinator, legislative affairs vice president, airports and state advocacy vice president, flight training business support senior director, and legal services plan attorney. To learn more about these and other AOPA career opportunities, visit AOPA Online >
Education & Seminars
Flight Instructor Refresher Courses
Aug 5-6 Fort Worth, Texas; and Reno, Nevada
Aug 12-13 Atlanta, Georgia; and Costa Mesa, California
Aug 19-20 Allentown, Pennsylvania
Sep 9-10 Elkridge, Maryland; and Sacramento, 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
Sep 9 Norman, Oklahoma
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
Aug 5 Bethany, Oklahoma; Aransas Pass, Texas; and Dothan, Alabama
Aug 12 Atlanta, Georgia; Ronkonkoma, New York; Medford, New Jersey; Huntingburg, Indiana; Greeley, Colorado; Novato, California; Waterford, Michigan; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Bennington, Vermont; and Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
Aug 19 San Antonio, Texas; Marion, Iowa; Renton, Washington; and Plant City, Florida
Aug 26 Jacksonville, Florida; Albany, Oregon; Lawrenceville, Georgia; Muskegon, Michigan; and Allentown, Pennsylvania
AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminars are sponsored by Sporty's. For a complete schedule, visit the AOPA Hangar. (Log in to the AOPA Hangar using your AOPA website username and password to view these events.)
Aviation Calendar
Want something to do this weekend? Planning an aviation getaway? See AOPA's enhanced calendar of events. You can filter events, add an event, or search all events in the calendar. (Log in to the AOPA Hangar using your AOPA website username and password to search the events or to add an event.) Before you take off on an adventure, make sure you check our current aviation weather provided by Jeppesen.
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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