A new course from ASA helps pilots transitioning from conventional “round dials” to the Technically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) glass cockpit environment.
Technologically Advanced Aircraft (TAA) pilots recently converged on the Pella Municipal Airport in Iowa for a weekend safety event hosted by Classic Aviation.
More than 80 universities with aviation programs participated in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) held at Parks College of St. Louis University, Cahokia, Ill., May 17-23.
Delta Connection Academy’s Brent Knoblauch ranked 1st place both in the CFI and Ground Trainer events. Knoblauch is currently a Delta Connection Academy flight instructor with the Jacksonville University (JU) aviation program. He and teammate Brian Rendini earned second place in the Crew Resource Management event. Rendini also captured eighth place in the Aircraft Recognition event. Overall the JU Flight Team placed 14th in the competition and 9th in ground events.
For more information: 800-U-CAN-FLY or DeltaConnectionAcademy.com.
Flight Design recently rolled out its new Flight Design Pilot Center concept to meet the needs of training institutions.
Dick Rutan hung around the Fly Right Films booth at the May 2-3 Alaska State Aviation Conference. Turns out Rutan and Fly Right Films owner and filmmaker Charlie Hewitt are collaborating on a second volume of The Aviator Series. Titled “Decision-Making with Dick Rutan”, the video will be released at AirVenture Oshkosh this summer.
See a clip of “Attitude Flying with Dick Rutan” (volume one) in The Aviator Series below.
Jeremy Maddox of Georgia recently became the 10th person to earn his sport pilot certificate through an Able Flight scholarship.
Maddox, who uses a wheelchair because of a spinal cord injury, earned his certificate in 37 hours in a SkyArrow 600 that has been equipped with hand controls to allow the pilot to work the rudders. The scholarship was supported by a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) will hold its free Crash Course 2009 Safety Workshop March 10 in Bedford, Mass.
Bruce Landsberg, AOPA Air Safety Foundation director, will discuss “Wrecks in the City,” about the challenges of urban flight and what transpires when an aircraft goes down in a city or neighborhood and the media gets involved.
For more information: Acone.org.
Training Crue Graphics Inc., a global provider of aviation training products, has launched a cooperation program with various flight schools to produce customized cockpit training posters for pilots-in-training, in addition to large format versions for reference purposes to be used by the training facilities.
Customer-specific Computer-Based Training (CBT) applications also will become available once the customization process for each school is complete.
The program’s launch flight schools include Bob Jones University, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Utah Valley University and Saint Louis University.
The donation will assist in general support for the organization, and more importantly, toward the establishment of a Flightline Group, Inc. Scholarship. The $2,500 scholarship is designated for a potential or current student pursuing a career in aviation, who expresses a need for financial support to complete training or education. [Read more...]