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

VOL 18, ISSUE 12 March 23, 2018
Training Tips
Sponsored by Aircraft Spruce
Not-so-easy breezy
When wind speeds reach 100 knots, the codes published in the winds and temperatures aloft forecasts can be tricky to decipher. Here are some tips that will help you ace these weather-related questions on a knowledge or oral exam. Read more >
Flight Training News
Trio of educational initiatives inspire Oregon youth
An educational event for middle- and high-schoolers at Oregon's Grants Pass Airport March 15 included a thundering Erickson S–64 Aircrane, an earthrounding female pilot, and a pledge of funds for CFIs from air carrier Horizon Air. Read more >
Flight Training magazine
Looking isn't the same as seeing
Collision avoidance is one of the many reasons to develop an effective visual scan, and the first step is to train yourself to keep your eyes up and focused outside the cockpit. Read more >
Ask ATC about Class B
While receiving flight following, do you need a clearance to enter Class B airspace? This new video from the AOPA Air Safety Institute explains. Watch the video >
Scholarships for Aviation Explorers
The National Aviation Exploring Committee offers $5,000 to $10,000 scholarships to Aviation Explorers to attend a college aviation program or pursue career training in avionics, flight, or aviation management.
DreamsSoar to announce scholarships
Around-the-world solo pilot Shaesta Waiz said her outreach program will announce six $1,000 flight training scholarships in May to coincide with the anniversary of her 2017 global journey. Waiz said aviation changed her life, and she wants others to have the same opportunity.
AOPA Live This Week
Honoring Harrison Ford; The Cirrus method
Harrison Ford's contributions to preserving our freedom to fly go far beyond making great movies. We honor him with the R.A. "Bob" Hoover Trophy. Also this week, Cirrus Aircraft celebrates another milestone, and we look at what made the SR series so successful. Watch AOPA Live This Week®, March 22 >
Training Products and Resources
Online resource
Airport insights
Peruse this AOPA Air Safety Institute safety spotlight to operate effortlessly at towered and nontowered fields. Learn more >
Rugged headset bag
The Rugged Air headset bag cradles a pilot's headset with a padded, soft interior with room for other cockpit essentials. A dual outer zipper and a hand strap complete the package, which is available from Aircraft Spruce and Specialty for $22.75.
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
Pilot Protection Services
Awesome human machine
If you have ever wanted to know how the human body's complex systems compare to those of a Boeing 777, Dr. Kenneth Stahl offers some examples. Read more >
Member benefit
New Bonanza owner works toward commercial certificate
Beechcraft Bonanza A36 owner Randy Adams purchased his aircraft with the help of AOPA Aviation Finance Co. He is pursuing his commercial pilot certificate with the goal of becoming a flight instructor. Read more >
Quick reference handbook
Pilots preparing for their first job in a turboprop or jet will get acquainted with the aircraft's quick reference handbook, which has all the abnormal and emergency checklists. Airline pilot and Flight Training blogger Chip Wright explains. Read more >
Plane Spotter
Making its Mark
The airplane visiting your airport today has the basic extended-cab look of a workhorse Cessna 206 Stationair, but a plane spotter will note the air-intake scoop beneath the propeller, which rests with blades in full-feathered position. That's because this is a Mark II Cessna 206 turboprop conversion from Soloy Aviation Solutions of Olympia, Washington, powered by a Rolls-Royce 250-B17F engine. A large window on the rear cabin's left side likely identifies the aircraft as a law enforcement airplane.
Final Exam

Does the FAA require that I complete a flight review every 24 months?
Completing a flight review every 24 months will certainly keep you legal, but there is a fine hair to split here. According to 14 CFR 61.56, you must have successfully completed a flight review within the preceding 24 calendar months, and have received the logbook endorsement from your instructor, to act as pilot in command of an aircraft; however, there is no requirement to complete one every 24 months.

Did you know that student pilots who join AOPA are three times more likely to complete their flight training? Membership includes unlimited access to aviation information by phone (800-USA-AOPA, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time) or from AOPA Online. Got a question for our technical services staff? Contact AOPA.
Career Opportunities
Aviation job board
Job of the week: Director of operations, OZ1 Flying Club
OZ1 Flying Club in Bentonville, Arkansas, is seeking a full-time director of operations to join its executive/management team, commencing duties during the club's creation process and continuing to oversee all daily operations. Responsibilities include ensuring safe, efficient operation and maintaining an excellent standard of customer service. Requirements include a pilot certificate; an associate (or higher) degree in aviation, management, or a related field; and a strong knowledge of aircraft and airport operations including scheduling software. 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, Air Safety Institute assistant editor, Salesforce developer, marketing coordinator, business analyst, member services representative, legal intern, Pilot Information Center intern, Flying Clubs Initiative intern, Air Safety Institute intern, and marketing intern. Learn about AOPA career opportunities >
Education & Seminars
Flight Instructor Refresher Courses
Apr 7-8 Atlanta, Georgia; Salt Lake City, Utah; and San Diego, California
Apr 14-15 Indianapolis, Indiana; and Dedham, Massachusetts
Apr 21-22 Aurora, Colorado; Dulles, Virginia; and Tampa, Florida
May 5-6 Hollywood, Florida; Albany, New York; and Conroe, Texas
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
Mar 26 Butler, Pennsylvania; and Northbrook, Illinois
Mar 27 Lisle, Illinois; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Greenville, South Carolina
Mar 28 East Peoria, Illinois; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Marietta, Georgia
Mar 29 Poplar Grove, Illinois; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; and Huntsville, Alabama
Topics vary—for details and a complete schedule, see AOPA Online.
Rusty Pilots Seminars
Mar 24 Lynchburg, Virginia; Rome, Georgia; Cheektowaga, New York; Huntingburg, Indiana; and Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Mar 31 Corpus Christi, Texas; and Panama City, Florida
Apr 7 Renton, Washington; Fort Myers, Florida; Truckee, California; and Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
Apr 11 Lakeland, 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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