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September 1, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'September 1, 2017, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'

VOL 17, ISSUE 35 September 1, 2017
Training Tips
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Never out of reach
The paperwork from an official accident inquiry included an investigator's note with this observation about the pilot involved: "No Wings Program or safety seminar participation." Find out how participating in safety education can make you a better pilot. Read more >
Flight Training News
Hurricane Harvey tests Civil Air Patrol's summer training
Hurricane Harvey's aftermath will test the skills that Civil Air Patrol volunteers learned recently at the National Emergency Services Academy. Civil Air Patrol Director of Operations Lt. Col. John W. Desmarais said the new skills—including photography—will be put to use in Texas. Read more >
Hangar Talk: NASA's Kristen Erickson on eclipse highlights
NASA's Kristen Erickson, who pulled together the agency's "Eclipse Across America" coverage, explains highlights of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse; and catch up on the latest aviation news in this week's Hangar Talk podcast. Listen to the podcast >
Arizona school orders Frasca Cessna jet trainer device
Mesa, Arizona-based CAE Oxford Aviation Academy ordered a Cessna CJ1 flight training device from Frasca International Inc., the fight simulator manufacturer announced Aug. 23. The FAA Level 5 device will augment a simulator the firm purchased in 2013. The two devices will help train pilots pursuing a multi-crew pilot license program for Japan Airlines.
Where there's smoke...
Fire is one of the worst things that can go wrong in an airplane, as certificated flight instructor Jade Schiewe can attest after a routine training flight with a CFI candidate turned into a Mayday event. The AOPA Air Safety Institute's Real Pilot Story: Fire in the Cockpit shares Schiewe's experience and advice. Watch the video >
You Can Fly
Scholarship winner overcomes checkride setback
A failed checkride turned out to be a key learning experience for Mihir Trivedi, who used it to his advantage to complete his private pilot certificate in August. The 2017 AOPA You Can Fly High School Flight Training Scholarship winner breezed through initial training, solo, and cross-country requirements by flying five to six times a week throughout the summer. Read more >
AOPA Live This Week
AOPA battles egregious prices; Old parts, original art
AOPA has taken another step against egregious FBO pricing and filed Part 13 complaints naming operators at three airports. Also this week, watch as well-used aircraft parts are transformed into stunning, sought-after works of art, and get ready for your trip to the Norman, Oklahoma, AOPA Fly-In Sept. 8 and 9 with a look at things to see and do around town. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, Aug. 31 >
Training Products and Resources
ASA updates pilot bag
The updated, no-frills AirClassics Pilot Bag by Aviation Supplies and Academics is constructed with 600D polyester and features a spacious main compartment; a front headset compartment; and side pockets to stow a fuel tester, a flashlight, or a handheld radio. A back pocket with room for charts, an electronic device, or a kneeboard completes the package. The flight bag is available online for $44.95.
Online resource
Follow the AOPA Air Safety Institute on Facebook
Did you know more than 182,000 people from all over the world connect with the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Facebook page? You, too, can participate in the conversation and hone your skills while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow pilots. Follow the institute on Facebook >
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
Weigh the benefits and side effects of medications
Pilots often hesitate to take a medication, fearing that the FAA won't approve it for use while flying. Doctor of Pharmacy and CFII Larry Diamond explains how pilots should weigh the benefits of a medication against its side effects. Read more >
Member benefit
Borrowing an airplane? Check your insurance
Aircraft owners who want to borrow an airplane should check their owner's insurance policy first to see if it includes non-owned or renter's insurance. Read more >
Instrument Tip
Make mine a MOCA
You are flying in the clouds at the minimum en route altitude when you notice a thin skin of ice forming on an exposed part of your single-engine, non-ice-protected airplane. What are your options? Read more >
Plane Spotter
Codename 'Maya'
Aero Vodochody, long an aircraft manufacturer in the Czech Republic, claims to be "Historically the largest jet trainer producer in the world." Its production included thousands of jet trainers for the air forces of the former Soviet Union and satellite countries—and a civilian pilot can sample jet flight in several models today. One of those is the tandem two-place L-29 Delfin, a single-engine, T-tailed jet that first flew in 1959. In 1961 it won a three-way competition to become the Eastern Bloc's jet trainer. NATO code-named it "Maya."
Final Exam

I passed my private pilot single-engine land checkride a few months ago. When my certificate arrived, it was a commercial pilot certificate with a single-engine sea rating. How is that possible?
The certificate was issued in error. Contact FAA Airmen Certification to correct this mistake. You may not exercise the privileges of this certificate or any certificate or rating issued in error.

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Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Airport operations supervisor
The city of Hayward, California, is seeking an airport operations supervisor. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, supervising, and evaluating the operation and maintenance of the airport's facilities and providing administrative and analytical staff assistance to the airport manager. Additional responsibilities include daily operations and supervision of staff within the airport division. 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 research and analysis director, copy editor, marketing project coordinator, legislative affairs vice president, airports and state advocacy vice president, flight training business support senior director, legal services plan attorney, and part-time administrative assistant. To learn more about these and other AOPA career opportunities, visit AOPA Online >
Education & Seminars
Flight Instructor Refresher Courses
Sep 9-10 Elkridge, Maryland; and Sacramento, California
Sep 16-17 Sandston, Virginia
Sep 23-24 Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Tempe, Arizona
Oct 7-8 Indianapolis, Indiana
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
Sep 11 Houston, Texas; Butler, Pennsylvania; Seattle, Washington; and Jacksonville, Florida
Sep 12 Daytona Beach, Florida; Wichita, Kansas; Houston, Texas; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Washington
Sep 13 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; San Antonio, Texas; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; and Melbourne, Florida
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
Sep 8 Norman, Oklahoma
Sep 9 Millville, New Jersey; Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin; Boulder, Colorado; Blaine, Minnesota; Norman, Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee; Washington, Pennsylvania; Downers Grove, Illinois; and Cleburne, Texas
Sep 16 Lakeland, Florida; Gilford, New Hampshire; Chamblee, Georgia; San Diego, California; Burnet, Texas; and Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Sep 23 Spring, Texas
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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