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February 9, 2018, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'February 9, 2018, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'

VOL 18, ISSUE 6 February 9, 2018
Training Tips
Sponsored by Aircraft Spruce
Forgotten, but not gone
The two-seat trainer is cleared to line up and wait on the runway after a business jet lands, but even after the jet clears the runway and reaches the ramp, the tower still hasn't cleared the trainer for takeoff. What should the student do? Read more >
Flight Training News
Piper wins record order for 152 training aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc. scored a big win with firm orders for 152 training aircraft from Chinese flight training specialists Fanmei Aviation Technologies, the company announced Feb. 7. The transaction is the largest order for training aircraft in Piper's history. Read more >
Valentine's Day aviation art becomes teaching tool
CFI Pete Aarsvold's 2017 aviation art project turned into a valuable teaching tool for his students. Read more >
Young pilot plans aviation journey
Kyle Fosso vowed in high school that one day he would pursue aviation and share it with others. That day has come. Read more >
Hangar Talk: AdventureAbove's Kyle Fosso
Pilot and A&P mechanic Kyle Fosso will soon embark on a 50-state journey in a 1954 Cessna 170B that he restored; plus, catch up on the latest aviation news in this week's Hangar Talk podcast. Listen to the podcast >
Flying on fumes?
It's bad form to glide in on empty tanks as the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Would You Fly This Airline? Pilot Safety Announcement illustrates. Watch the video >
Summer soaring camp open to applicants
Sugarbush Youth Soaring Camps bring kids from around the country to Vermont for a week of camping and learning to soar, and applications are open. (Photo courtesy of Sugarbush Soaring Association.) Read more >
NBAA accepting nominations for aviation's 'Top 40 Under 40'
A new National Business Aviation Association program recognizes the youth movement in the aviation industry. NBAA is accepting nominations through June 30 for the first "Top 40 Under 40" of aviation's movers and shakers. The leadership recognition for young professionals comes at a time when the industry seeks to attract the next generation of pilots, mechanics, and support personnel.
Arthur Godfrey scholarships recognize aviators, communicators
The winner of an aviation scholarship founded to honor broadcaster and pilot Arthur M. Godfrey will be awarded $5,000 during the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Florida, in April. Read more >
AOPA Live This Week
Falcon Heavy opens new era; Hunter's paradise
Millions watched as SpaceX successfully launched the largest rocket to depart Florida's Kennedy Space Center since the Saturn V, and set the aerospace world abuzz. Pilot and journalist Miles O'Brien talks about the significance, and what's next. Also this week, visit a South Dakota hunting lodge that welcomes pilots for world-class pheasant hunting, and watch drone pilots train for disaster response. (Photo courtesy of SpaceX.) Watch AOPA Live This Week®, Feb. 8 >
Training Products and Resources
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Deciphering aerodynamics
Want to avoid unintentional departures from normal flight? Go beyond dry textbooks and dense equations with the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Essential Aerodynamics: Stalls, Spins and Safety online course. Take the course >
'Learn to Fly' course syncs across multiple platforms
Students and certificated pilots alike can benefit from the structured learning and updated information contained in Sporty's Pilot Shop's Learn to Fly course. Features include an interactive maneuvers guide, automatic progress updates that sync across multiple platforms, and incorporation of new airman certification standards. The course is available online for $199.99.
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
Keep an eye out for stress
Dr. Jonathan Sackier explains why it's critically important to recognize when you, or someone you care about, may be struggling under the weight of added stress. Read more >
Airline consolidation considerations
With rumors in the commercial aviation industry about a JetBlue merger and about a merger of Spirit and Frontier airlines, Flight Training blogger and airline pilot Chip Wright discusses corporate consolidation. Read more >
Plane Spotter
Pinnacle of power
Take the biggest engine you can get your hands on, and pair it with the most compact airframe possible. What may result is an aircraft resembling an engine with a saddle mounted on it, or the most powerful single-engine airplane ever built, or both. The airplane that satisfies that visual description and the performance goal that guided its creation is the 421-mph Grumman F8F Bearcat, a carrier-borne fighter powered by a 2,100-horsepower Pratt and Whitney R-2800-34W radial engine. The Bearcat, the last piston-powered fighter aircraft Grumman produced, first flew in 1944.
Final Exam

I am getting ready to sell my airplane and cannot find the title. Is a title necessary to sell an airplane?
No. There is no title of ownership for an aircraft. The closest document to a title is the aircraft registration card, FAA Form 8050-3. To sell the aircraft, you must complete and sign FAA Form 8050-2, Aircraft Bill of Sale, and provide it to the buyer, and then send your registration card back to FAA Aircraft Registry, indicating the sale.

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Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Assistant airport manager, College Park, Maryland
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a full-time assistant airport manager to assist the airport manager with complex administrative, operational, and technical responsibilities. Potential candidates must hold at least a bachelor's degree in business administration, aviation management, airport management, or a related field. Candidates must hold a valid driver's license and valid private pilot certificate. 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 facilities technician, insurance account executive, High School Aviation Initiative manager, legislative affairs vice president, aviation program operations coordinator, and Salesforce developer. To learn more about these and other AOPA career opportunities, visit AOPA Online >
Education & Seminars
Flight Instructor Refresher Courses
Feb 10-11 Louisville, Kentucky; Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Fairfax, Virginia
Feb 17-18 Sacramento, California; and Nashua, New Hampshire
Feb 24-25 Fort Worth, Texas; and Kenner, Louisiana
Mar 3-4 Tempe, Arizona
For a complete schedule, see AOPA Online. Can't make it in person? Sign up for the AOPA Air Safety Institute's Online eFIRC.
Safety Seminars
Feb 20 Germantown, Tennessee; and Wichita, Kansas
Feb 21 Nashville, Tennessee; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Feb 22 Maryville, Tennessee; and Rogers, Arkansas
Feb 25 Puyallup, Washington
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
Feb 10 Knoxville, Tennessee; and Morrisville, North Carolina
Feb 17 Carlsbad, California
Feb 24 Puyallup, Washington; and Homestead, Florida
Mar 3 Henderson, Nevada; Kissimmee, Florida; Houston, Texas; Scottsdale, Arizona; San Diego, California; and Valparaiso, Indiana
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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