It isn’t just about building hours. It’s about building aviators. At FL Aviation Center, owners Faith Drewry and Lacey Smith are earning dividends by creating a community that fosters love and support. READ MORE ›
Push for so-called privatization over—for now
The leading proponent of legislation calling for the removal of air traffic control from the FAA announced last week that he would no longer pursue the controversial proposal. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) cited a lack of support among congressional Republicans. AOPA President Mark Baker thanked members for their many calls and letters to Capitol Hill and said, “In dropping the controversial air traffic control proposal, there’s now a chance to do something that all segments of aviation have been asking for—a long-term reauthorization bill.” READ MORE ›
Aircraft manufacturers saw ‘encouraging results’ in 2017
Growing deliveries of piston airplanes, business jets, and rotorcraft led to an “encouraging” 2017 highlighted by stabilization of the rotorcraft sector after several down years, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association said. READ MORE ›
Reedley College adds professional pilot program
Reedley College, Reedley, California, has added a flight science degree program that will begin in August. JB Aeronautics in Fresno will provide flight training. The two-year program is designed to accommodate students with no previous flying experience. They will graduate with an associate degree; instrument and multiengine ratings; and private, commercial, and flight instructor certificates, according to YourCentralValley.com.
Career fair is Sun ’n Fun’s ‘best-kept secret’
Aviation job seekers attending the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo can explore “one of the best-kept secrets” during a free career fair April 11. Fourteen aviation companies will be represented, and the event is free with a Sun ’n Fun general admission ticket. READ MORE ›
Young aviators to descend on Triple Tree
Two pilots are out to launch “the young people’s Oshkosh” June 8 through 10 at Triple Tree Aerodrome in South Carolina. They pledge to make the first-ever Young Aviators Fly-In a low-cost, fun event with options that keep visitors occupied and engaged. READ MORE ›
In the Feb. 20, 2018, issue, we wanted to know whether your flight school trains foreign nationals. Here are the results.
Changing a life for a day
Granting an “honorary pilot license” to a World War II veteran, and taking a homeless man aloft, are two flight schools’ efforts to change someone’s life—if only for a day. READ MORE ›
Daylight savings time starts March 11 in most parts of the nation. This means longer days and more time to fly—but are your customers ready? A “get ready for spring” workshop, complete with coffee and WINGS credit, would be a great way to help them get back into the air, or spur their interest in a new certificate or rating.
ASI video explains runway conditions
We’re not quite finished with winter. A video from the AOPA Air Safety Institute explains the reporting language used to describe runway landing surface grip. Point your customers to the video so that they will know how to anticipate an airplane’s braking performance in bad weather.