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January 26, 2018, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'January 26, 2018, issue of 'AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition'

VOL 18, ISSUE 4 January 26, 2018
Training Tips
Sponsored by Aircraft Spruce
Fuel for thought
You are heading out to preflight your trainer for a local flight lesson when you look up and notice a single-engine airplane high above the airport, descending in a circular pattern. Is it in distress? Is the pilot practicing some advanced maneuver? Read more >
Flight Training News
Know your airplane's 'fuel, fire, and flight controls'
In this episode of the AOPA Air Safety Institute's There I was… podcast, AOPA President Mark Baker shares some of the challenging situations he's experienced during 10,000 hours in more than 100 aircraft. Listen to his stories and advice >
Trans States Airlines sweetens offer for first officers
Trans States Airlines has significantly raised the stakes for pilot compensation by offering a $44,000 hiring bonus to qualified new-hire first officers. Read more >
Hundreds of youth visit Lone Star museum during MLK Day
The Houston-based Lone Star Flight Museum and learning center celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday with complimentary admission for youth aged 17 and under. Education and outreach director Kenneth Morris said 724 young visitors learned about aviation careers and viewed almost two dozen warbirds and vintage aircraft.
Hangar Talk: Piper CEO Simon Caldecott
Find out from Piper Aircraft CEO Simon Caldecott whether the Vero Beach, Florida-based aircraft manufacturer has future plans for a Cub, and catch up on the latest aviation news in this week's Hangar Talk podcast. Listen to the podcast >
NBAA McBurney scholarship honors flight attendant
The National Business Aviation Association's $3,500 Dale "Potsy" McBurney Aviation Scholarship was created to honor a "highly regarded and requested" corporate flight attendant, trainer, and specialist; and to help promote the value of professional business cabin crewmembers. The application deadline is Feb. 2.
AOPA Live This Week
Fired up over ATC; Fast Shark
Actor and pilot Harrison Ford brings star power to the fight against handing air traffic control to the airlines. Also this week, fly the Shark, a European design that is as sleek and sharp on the ramp as it is efficient and fast in the air. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, Jan. 25 >
Training Products and Resources
Student E6-B and plotter solves problems
Aviators solving problems for wind correction angle, magnetic heading, time, speed, distance, and other flight planning values can turn to APR's Student Pilot Wind Triangle & T/S/D Navigation Computer and E6-B8DP device for the answers. The color-coded manual flight computer and plotter from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. is available online for $19.75.
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
Member benefit
Covering medical claims
AOPA Insurance Services Director of Operations Jim Pinegar explains the medical limits in your aviation policy. Read more >
Pilot Protection Services
Forever hold your peace: The advantage of silence
Find out what role a pilot plays in legal proceedings following the reporting of an accident or an incident. Read more >
Instrument Tip
Flash-based; login required
IFR rules illustrated
You need to be sharp and know what matters to fly safely in instrument conditions while staying on the FAA's good side. The AOPA Air Safety Institute's free IFR Insights: Regulations online course links the rules to real-world instrument flying. Take the course >
Plane Spotter
Promising performers
They're coming. Following the rollout of a prototype in 2014, Switzerland's Pilatus Aircraft has achieved certification of its new Pilatus PC–24 twinjet. Plane spotters are likely to start seeing examples of the single-pilot, 11-passenger aircraft soon, with deliveries to its first customer, a New Hampshire-based fractional-ownership company, beginning in January 2018. The maker of the well-known PC–12 single-engine turboprop created a 440-knot business jet that is able to use runways—improved or otherwise—that competitors cannot. (Photo courtesy of Pilatus.)
Final Exam

I am a pilot who recently earned a remote pilot certificate with a small unmanned aircraft systems rating. Does this new certificate exempt me from taking a flight review in accordance with 14 CFR 61.56?
No. Any certificate or rating added by passing a practical test conducted by an examiner can be used in lieu of a flight review. Because a remote pilot certificate requires no practical test, earning this certificate does not satisfy the review requirement.

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Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: PIC, Austin, Texas, law firm
An Austin, Texas, law firm is seeking a full-time pilot in command. This position will have full responsibility for the company's Cirrus SR22T. Duties include flying, maintenance, logistics, and more. This is a full-time salaried position with complete benefits. Potential candidates must hold a commercial pilot certificate, instrument rating, and certificated flight instructor certificate; have a clean record; and have taken the Cirrus Transition/CSIP course. 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
Jan 27-28 San Antonio, Texas
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
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
Jan 30 Addison, Texas
Jan 31 Fort Worth, Texas
Feb 7 Northglenn, Colorado
Feb 8 Colorado Springs, Colorado
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
Jan 26 Sebring, Florida
Jan 27 Waco, Texas
Feb 3 El Monte, California; Dallas, Texas; and Fort Myers, Florida
Feb 10 Knoxville, Tennessee; and Morrisville, North Carolina
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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