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February 23, 2018, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'February 23, 2018, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'

VOL 18, ISSUE 8 February 23, 2018
Training Tips
Sponsored by Aircraft Spruce
Load versus load factor
While practicing a 360-degree steep turn, a student pilot senses the increased load factor caused by overbanking. What can pilots do to avoid overstressing the aircraft while practicing maneuvers? Read more >
Flight Training News
Frasca International celebrates 60 years
Rudy Frasca was fresh out of the U.S. Navy when he built his first flight simulator in the family garage in 1958, launching what would become a global flight training device powerhouse. Read more >
Flight Training magazine
Alaska's 'fix-it' flight school
Award-winning SkyTrek Alaska Flight Training is known for high-quality training. The school doesn't advertise or cater to walk-ins—yet has a three-month waiting list. Read more >
ERAU offers free online aviation maintenance course
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is offering a free, two-week aviation maintenance online course from Feb. 26 to March 11 that will focus on "aircraft maintenance, inspections, safe and efficient integration of daily operations," and other topics.
Spot landing 101
Could your short-field technique use a refresher? Nail your short-field landings with this AOPA Air Safety Institute video. Watch the video >
LadiesLoveTaildraggers earmarks scholarships for women
Women seeking a tailwheel endorsement or other advanced training may apply for one of six LadiesLoveTaildraggers scholarships. Scholarships worth $1,000 to $2,100 can be used for training "performed by women CFIs or women-owned flight schools." The application deadline is Feb. 28, and scholarships will be awarded April 15.
AOPA Live This Week
Fire and ice from the air; State of the industry
Iceland has long been a fuel stop for general aviation pilots crossing the Atlantic Ocean, but our aerial tour might inspire you to make it a destination. Also, learn what the latest aircraft sales report means for the market, and see how Continental Motors vaulted from World War II engine-making technology to a thoroughly modern factory. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, Feb. 22 >
Training Products and Resources
Online resource
Safe pilots, safe skies
Improve your skills to make the right choices—every flight. The AOPA Air Safety Institute's Aeronautical Decision Making Safety Spotlight can help. Learn more >
Fuel Stop helps prevent straw gauges from disappearing
The Fuel Stop is a red, plastic T-handle that snaps onto half-inch-diameter fuel gauge tubes similar to the FuelHawk to prevent the slender gauge from slipping into an aircraft's fuel tank or from rolling away. The handle is available online from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty for $7.95.
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
ADHD and the FAA
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complicated disorder to diagnose, writes Gary Crump, director of AOPA's Pilot Information Center Medical Certification Section. Find out why medications prescribed to treat ADHD might interfere with a pilot's duties. Read more >
Member benefit
Medical liability limits for passengers
AOPA Insurance Services Director of Operations Jim Pinegar explains medical liability limits for aircraft passengers. Read more >
Cargo versus passengers
Flight Training blogger and airline pilot Chip Wright details the pros and cons of flying cargo or passengers. Read more >
Plane Spotter
Record-setting relic
John A. Macready was a pioneering military test pilot, instructor, group commander, record setter, National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee, and namesake of California's Merced Regional Airport/Macready Field. Macready pushed early altitude limits in the Packard LePere LUSAC 11, a 1917-era biplane designed by engineer Georges LePere for U.S. army combat during World War I, although it arrived too late to join that flight. (LUSAC stands for LePere U.S. Army Combat.) The lone surviving example is displayed by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo.)
Final Exam

I am training in a Cessna 172. I found a "C-172 procedures" checklist on a flight school's website that outlines normal, short-, and soft-field procedures. Can I use that checklist for my airplane?
Exercise caution when using such checklists, especially if they do not identify a specific year or model. The Cessna 172 dates to 1955 and has many models with varying engines, horsepower, and performance characteristics. Use only the proper checklist for your model airplane.

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Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: CFI, Lewis University
Lewis University, located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, is seeking a full-time certificated flight instructor to assist with instruction in its flight education program. This position will be responsible for teaching flight laboratories and ground school as assigned. Potential candidates must be self-motivated and hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree. 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, Flying Clubs Initiative intern, Salesforce developer, marketing coordinator, and business analytics intern. Learn about AOPA career opportunities >
Education & Seminars
Flight Instructor Refresher Courses
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
Apr 7-8 Atlanta, Georgia; Salt Lake City, Utah; and San Diego, 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 25 Puyallup, Washington
Mar 12 Jacksonville, Florida; and Fresno, California
Mar 13 Melbourne, Florida; and Concord, California
Mar 14 Daytona Beach, Florida
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
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
Mar 13 Fort Myers, Florida
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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