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Vol. 6-Issue 21- 10/18/2016



Training Trends

Crash: What to do when the worst happens

The telephone rings. There’s been an accident. A bad one. Who, what aircraft, how many aboard? And how do you respond? Flight school operators need to know how to prepare for the possibility of a fatal accident. William Woodbury walks you through the process of creating an action plan, how to work with the authorities, and how to treat your staff during this difficult time. Read more >>


FAA lists more instrument approaches for cancellation

The FAA will cancel 59 of 198 instrument approaches it had originally sought to have removed as redundant or underutilized, according to a final rule published October 17. Another 66 approaches will either be retained based on comments from system users, or determined to be duplications of approaches that have already been addressed. The status of the remaining 73 procedures is unresolved. The agency said it might reevaluate those approaches. Read more >>

Remos announces new dealer in the United States

Remos AG, manufacturer of the Remos Light Sport aircraft, has tapped SimplyFLY as its new U.S. dealer. SimplyFLY, based at Aurora Airport in Sugar Grove, Ill., offers sport and private pilot instruction in a Remos GX and G3-600, a Sport Cruiser, and a Cessna 172. Remos debuted a new version of its GXiS at EAA AirVenture 2016, showing off a model with simplified controls, a revamped cowling design, and an enhanced cooling system.

SkyWest partners with Southern Utah University

SkyWest Airlines and Southern Utah University will collaborate on a tuition reimbursement program to assist aspiring professional pilots. SkyWest may provide qualifying students up to $10,000 in tuition reimbursement, along with access to pilot mentors and advanced company seniority. The reimbursement is part of a pathway agreement between the airline and the university, according to a SkyWest press release.

Ground school blends online, classroom learning

Pilots in need of a flight review have a new option for brushing up on federal aviation regulations, flight maneuvers, and other basic skills needed for the ground school portion of their logbook endorsement. WINGsReality EDU has designed a blended online and live classroom learning environment that allows students to participate in discussions in person or remotely via a computer and video hookup. Read more >>



The FAA will require all aircraft operating in airspace that now require a Mode C transponder to be equipped with ADS-B Out by January 1, 2020. Has your flight school equipped its fleet yet? Tell us in this week’s survey >>


In the October 4 issue, we wanted to know whether your flight school offers drone classes. Here are the results:

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Buyer beware

You’ve decided to hire a marketing firm. Congratulations! Now what? How do you know what to look for and, more important, are there warning signs that the company may not be a good fit for your business? Read more >>

Quick tip

Noise restrictions are part of standard operating procedures at many airports. Strive to be a good neighbor by making sure your customers and student pilots understand and abide by the noise restrictions that are in place at your airport. Post them at the front desk; ask flight instructors to emphasize them during pre- and post-flight briefings.


You’re not Teflon

If you’re involved in flight instruction, you might be surprised to learn that most aircraft accidents involving CFIs don’t happen during instruction. Where do CFIs get into trouble when not teaching? Pretty much the same places as everyone else. Read more >>

Editor: Jill W. Tallman

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