When searching for new flight training clients, a focus on girls and women is a good place to start. Here’s an opportunity to join with Women in Aviation International to host a Girls in Aviation Day event at your airport. READ MORE ›
AOPA seeks comments on knowledge tests
The FAA is seeking proposals from vendors to develop, deliver, and administer knowledge tests, and AOPA encourages members to respond to a one-question survey about their experience with the process—including any changes they think should be made. READ MORE ›
Wing spar AD proposed for some Piper singles
The FAA has proposed an airworthiness directive requiring the installation of an inspection access panel in the lower wing skin of some Piper PA-28 and PA-32 aircraft, inspection of wing spars for corrosion, and corrective action where indicated. READ MORE ›
SNHU buys aviation portion of Daniel Webster property
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has agreed to purchase the former Daniel Webster College’s flight center, tower building, and hangar in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Daniel Webster property was auctioned off in October after its parent organization declared bankruptcy in 2016. SNHU said the acquisition will be a big boost to its growing aviation and engineering programs. A four-year bachelor of science degree in aviation science may be added as early as fall 2018, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Indiana college launches professional pilot program
Ivy Tech Community College, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, has expanded its aviation technology program. The college is teaming up with Jeff Air Pilot Services at Columbus Municipal Airport (BAK) to offer an associate degree in professional flight, in addition to the existing associate degree in aviation management. Five students have enrolled, according to The Republic.
Wyoming airport to take over Jackson Hole FBO
Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) in Wyoming will buy the assets of its private fixed-base operator for $26 million after the airport’s governing board unanimously approved the deal on Nov. 1. The board set aside another option to allow a second FBO to operate on the field. READ MORE ›
Flight school business software
What type of software do you use in your flight school business? Tell us in this week’s poll.
In the Oct. 31, 2017, issue, we asked whether your flight school participated in the 2017 Flight Training Experience survey. Here are the results:
10 profit-building features your website must have
Your website can’t sit there in cyberspace waiting for people to stumble across it. From videos to contact forms and chat functions, William Woodbury outlines the features your website should have to maximize its profit-building potential. READ MORE ›
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 govern your airport. Post them at the front desk; ask flight instructors to emphasize them during pre- and post-flight briefings.
Whom do you review?
Every pilot needs a flight review—but is your flight school obligated to provide it? An award-winning flight instructor shares some troubling behavior she has witnessed, and discusses some strategies on calculating risk when flying with unfamiliar pilots. READ MORE ›