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May 19, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'May 19, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'

VOL 17, ISSUE 20 May 19, 2017
Training Tips
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A couple of bumps
The Cessna 172 seemed to lack its usual power on a flight from Reedsburg, Wisconsin, to Kenosha. The private pilot recalled feeling a couple of bumps during takeoff, but because the nose was high at the time, he had not observed anything unusual. It turns out there was a bit more to it than that. Read more >
Flight Training News
Winning weekend at SAFECON 2017
More than 380 college aviation students participated in the National Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference May 9 to 14. Flight students representing 27 schools and aviation colleges from across the United States competed in 23 flight and ground events. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Ross, Parhelia Multimedia.) Read more >
Air Wisconsin sweetens hiring package
Air Wisconsin Airlines recently announced cash bonuses of up to $57,000, including $8,000 for pilots who are type rated in a turbine aircraft. The new incentives come three months after the airline announced a substantial sign-on bonus and a referral bonus to employees who refer new pilots. The incentives dovetail with a United Airlines partnership. The airline said a new pilot could expect to receive between $260,000 and $317,000 in total pay and elected benefits during the first three years of employment.
Frasca updating UND simulator fleet
Frasca International has begun updating the University of North Dakota's flight training devices with the latest Garmin G1000 NXi digital avionics suite. Frasca and UND are working together to equip a fleet of 20 training devices built to FAA Level 5 qualifications. (Photo courtesy of Frasca.) Read more >
Online resource
Anxious, frequent flier?
Help nervous passengers feel comfortable in the cockpit. The AOPA Air Safety Institute's new Pinch Hitter™ syllabus guides nonpilot companions, pilots, and flight instructors through Pinch Hitter training. After completing aircraft orientation and scenario-based training, your frequent passengers can relax and even participate as crewmembers while enjoying their flying adventure. Download the syllabus >
Florida Tech launching online doctorate in aviation
The Melbourne-based Florida Institute of Technology is launching an innovative residence-free, online doctor of aviation degree for the 2017 fall semester, according to a May 4 news release. The terminal degree program can be completed in three years and will consist of "research design, statistics, and aviation content courses" with a "minimum of 18 semester credit hours of dissertation research." The program is designed for aviation executives, professionals, and academics seeking to advance their aviation careers. The college also offers a resident-only aviation doctorate for traditional students.
Be careful out there
While humorous in presentation, the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Real Aviation Heroes Pilot Safety Announcement tackles a serious problem: irresponsible behaviors of pilots who deliberately take significant risks. Know of any daredevils attempting dangerous stunts? Watch and share this video >
GAMA awards scholarships to budding aviators
A high school student from Tennessee and a college student from Michigan were awarded $2,000 flight training scholarships by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association May 15. Phoebe Ellen Barber, who attends high school in Hohenwald, Tennessee, and has her sights set on becoming a professional pilot, won the Edward W. Stimpson "Aviation Excellence" Award. Matthew Smith, of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, who is a member of the university's SkyBroncos Precision Flight team, won the Dr. Harold S. Wood Award for Excellence.
AOPA Live This Week
Flying the Vision Jet; Astonishing STOL
See what it's like to fly the new SF50 Vision Jet from Cirrus, and watch a new record being set at the legendary STOL competition held during the Valdez Fly-In and Air Show in Alaska. Also this week, AOPA, responding to price complaints, joins general aviation groups calling for FBO competition at Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, May 18 >
Training Products and Resources
Turn to Jeppesen 'Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook' for basics
Aviation maintenance technician students can turn to Jeppesen for a pair of revised and updated training volumes to serve as textbooks and reference guides. Airframe test questions, full-color illustrations, photos, and an extensive glossary help guide students through the FAA AMT Handbook-Airframe Volume 1, which replaces Advisory Circular 65-15A for operating procedures, regulations, and equipment. The first volume covers aircraft structures, aerodynamics, rigging, metal, wood, and composite materials, while the second volume adds instrument systems, communication, navigation, and more. Volume 1 is available online from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty for $39.95.
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
AOPA Aviation Finance
Answers to financing questions for light sport aircraft
Find out about financing options for light sport aircraft and other lending options as AOPA Aviation Finance Co. President Adam Meredith answers some of the questions he's received from pilots. Read more >
Member Benefit
Insure your financial interest during private pilot training
At what point in private pilot training is it essential to purchase renter's insurance? AOPA Insurance Services Vice President and Director of Operations Jim Pinegar explains. Read more >
Pilot Protection Services
NTSB reports and civil litigation
Pilots often ask AOPA's Legal Services Plan attorneys what kind of effect an NTSB probable cause determination can have on a civil court proceeding. Attorney James T. Anderson explains that a probable cause determination is not the same thing as a jury verdict. Read more >
Nervous passengers need special attention
Not everyone is comfortable in their role as a passenger on an airliner or a general aviation aircraft, writes Flight Training blogger and airline pilot Chip Wright. Professional and GA pilots should keep nervous fliers in mind and remember that spending a few minutes explaining the anticipated weather, conditions of flight, and route can alleviate some of their fears. Read more >
Plane Spotter
Turbulence is its Legacy
When an aircraft has a sturdy air about it, it has usually been designed with a mission to match. Sleekness supplies speed, often by compromising comfort or pinching payload. The look of a Lancair Legacy has always shouted "speed" to pilots who feel the need, with economy and space along for the ride. One variant of the two-place composite kitplane named "Turbulence" (which was on display in Camarillo, California, in April) shakes things up with a PT6A-42, 850-shaft-horsepower turboprop engine, winning the 2016 AirVenture Cup for owner Mike Patey with a speed of 382 knots (439 miles per hour!).
Final Exam

I lost my pilot certificate. Is a printout of a screen shot of my airman record from the FAA website acceptable to carry in lieu of my pilot certificate?
No. You must carry a pilot certificate or a document conveying temporary authority issued by FAA Airmen Certification. (See 14 CFR 61.3.) When you make your request online, temporary authority, detailed in 14 CFR 61.29, is emailed within minutes of your request. It can then be printed and carried with you when you fly, and is valid for up to 60 days. You also should request a replacement pilot certificate at the same time.

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Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Flight instructor
TransPac Aviation Academy is currently seeking multiple certificated flight instructors to join one of the academy's two locations in Arizona, where they will have the ability to gain 60 to 100 hours of flight time per month. The main job responsibility is to conduct flight and ground instruction under 14 CFR Parts 141 and 61. 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 copy editor, IT systems administrator, product marketing specialist, accounting clerk, legislative affairs vice president, customer service representative, airports and state advocacy vice president, flight training business support senior director, flight training technology senior director, project manager, UI/front-end developer, and legal services plan attorney. To learn more about these and other AOPA career opportunities, visit AOPA Online >
Education & Seminars
Flight Instructor Refresher Courses
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
Jun 24-25 Ashburn, Virginia; and Bloomington, Minnesota
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
May 24 Frederick, Maryland
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
May 20 Salisbury, Maryland; Zionsville, Indiana; Whitehouse Station, New Jersey; Bethany, Oklahoma; Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mason, Michigan; and New Orleans, Louisiana
May 27 Lago Vista, Texas; and Aurora, Oregon
Jun 3 Red Lodge, Montana; Fort Worth, Texas; Englewood, Colorado; Truckee, California; Selkirk, New York; Akron, Ohio; Brainerd, Minnesota; Thermal, California; and Seattle, Washington
Jun 10 Jacksonville, Florida; Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania; Basye, Virginia; Madison, Wisconsin; Meridianville, Alabama; Torrance, California; Rochester, New York; West Chicago, Illinois; and Henderson, Nevada
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, include 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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