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February 16, 2018, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'February 16, 2018, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'

VOL 18, ISSUE 7 February 16, 2018
Training Tips
Sponsored by Aircraft Spruce
Turbulence and a TFR
A Cessna 172 pilot was flying between two familiar airports near the boundary of a temporary flight restriction in effect over a baseball stadium when things began to unravel. Read more >
Flight Training News
Flight Training magazine
The common turn
Common turns are the most basic flight maneuver, so simple that they often get little attention during training. Take a closer look at the mistakes pilots are most likely to make. Read more >
Flying fun: Register for AOPA's Fly-Ins today
AOPA's 2018 Regional Fly-Ins will take you to the Northern Rockies, the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Range, the Midwest, and the Gulf Coast. Registration for all four events opened Feb. 14. Read more >
Scud squeeze
The AOPA Air Safety Institute's Real Pilot Story: From Miscue to Rescue reviews a flight plagued by weather and mountains. What would you do differently under similar circumstances? Watch the video >
Embry-Riddle inks deal with Singapore Airlines
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced an agreement Feb. 6 with Singapore Airlines that allows students at the school's Asia campus to complete their commercial, instrument, and multiengine training at the Daytona Beach, Florida, facility. Students will return to Singapore to complete additional requirements and interview for jobs with Singapore Airlines.
Women Marines Association offers scholarships
The Women Marines Association awards $1,500 and $3,000 grants for its members to pursue aviation and other educational opportunities at an accredited college, university, or college-level trade school. Applicants must have participated in a U.S. Marine Corps JROTC program, have served or be serving in the Marine Corps or Reserve, or have immediate family members who are on active duty or who have served with the Marines. The deadline is Feb. 28.
AOPA Live This Week
Trump budgets ATC privatization; Utah by Quest
President Donald Trump has released a budget proposal to privatize air traffic control, and AOPA will continue to fight to save aviation as we know it. Also, find out why the Kodiak, by Quest Aircraft Co., is a turboprop made to sink its teeth into adventure. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, Feb. 15 >
Training Products and Resources
Aeronautical terms dictionary updated
The sixth edition of Dale Crane's Dictionary of Aeronautical Terms published by Aviation Supplies and Academics contains more than 11,000 aviation terms and definitions. The volume covers material from the federal aviation regulations, FAA handbooks, advisory circulars, the Aeronautical Information Manual, and more. The dictionary is available online from $9.99 in a variety of formats, including apps for iOS and Android devices.
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
Preparing for an informal conference with the FAA
The FAA applies its compliance philosophy to address unintentional pilot deviations and regulatory violations, but the agency still requires legal enforcement action for intentional violations and reckless acts. Read more >
Member benefit
Three reasons for an insurance middleman
Learn how an insurance middleman can help aircraft owners by matching the aircraft and flying style with the correct options and coverage. Read more >
Instrument Tip
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See the lights?
Can you ask air traffic control to adjust the approach light intensity at a towered airport? The AOPA Air Safety Institute's quiz about IFR airport lighting has the answer. Take the quiz >
Plane Spotter
Easy rider
Not every pilot debating the virtues of the four-place, fixed-gear, less-than-200-horsepower single-engine airplanes made by the major manufacturers has a need for speed that tops other considerations like comfort, construction, and controllability. Beechcraft C23 Sundowner fans counter that what the airplane surrenders in speed, it more than makes up for with roominess, pleasant handling, and range. Plane spotters should look for something they won't find on the low-winged competition: cabin doors on both sides. (Photo by Eugene Leahy.)
Final Exam

My flight instructor, who has 430 hours, participated in a charity event this past weekend and flew seven flights. Isn't a pilot required to have 500 hours to fly charity flights?
According to 14 CFR 91.146, a private pilot is required to have 500 hours to fly flights for a charitable event. No such limitation is placed on commercial pilots, such as flight instructors.

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Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Assistant or associate professor, Kearney, Nebraska
The Aviation Systems Management program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Teaching responsibilities will be based on the successful candidate's strengths but may include one or more of the following: aviation safety, aviation law, airport management, air traffic control, and other topics. Potential candidates must have a passion for teaching and hold at least a current advanced ground instructor certificate and instrument ground instructor 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, High School Aviation Initiative manager, 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 17-18 Sacramento, California; and Nashua, New Hampshire
Feb 24-25 Fort Worth, Texas; and Kenner, Louisiana
Mar 3-4 Tempe, Arizona
Mar 10-11 King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; Ontario, California; and Santa Clara, California
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 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
Mar 10 Tuskegee, Alabama; Chickasha, Oklahoma; and San Antonio, 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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