First solo — exciting for both the student and the CFI. For me, soloing a student is a source of great joy. I am helping someone fulfill their dream. I hope I never become one of those CFIs who treats first solo as “just another part” of training.
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has announced the selection of Rudy Frasca for induction into the NAFI Flight Instructor Hall of Fame.
By CONNIE SUE WHITE, Flying managing editor and Sun ’n Fun Today guest writer
The scene of the Martin family relaxing Wednesday morning in the Vintage Area at Sun ’n Fun next to their just restored 1946 Fairchild, is captivating for more than one reason. A young family camping next to an antique airplane they flew nine hours from Pennsylvania to be at this year’s fly-in speaks volumes in that it is exactly what general aviation needs to see more of to survive.
How do you manage a 4.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale? “You take lots of Advanced Placement and Honors classes,” said Joshua Gutierrez, a 17-year-old honor student at Central Florida Aviation Academy, which is on the SUN ’n FUN campus.
Gutierrez has the highest GPA in his school and as a reward he earned a ride in the back seat of a T-6 Monday morning.
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s new Eagle Flights program, the aviation orientation program for adults, will have its official kickoff this summer with inaugural flights at the EAA AirVenture fly-in, which is scheduled for July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.
Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz. – Teens who would enjoy hands-on exploration of aviation and aerospace topics will want to sign up for the Summer Programs operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its Daytona Beach and Prescott campuses. The Summer Programs run from June 3 to Aug. 9, with individual camps ranging in length from five days to 49 days. All of the Residential Camps include on-campus meals, classroom instruction, books, materials and field trips. Supervised on-campus housing is also included in all Residential Camps except the Generations program. Application is required a month before the start date of each camp. For more information, visit www.daytonabeach.erau.edu/
FlightSafety International has promoted Randy Annett to assistant manager of the company’s Cessna Learning Center in Wichita, Kansas. He succeeds John Brasfield who has been promoted to Manager of FlightSafety’s Cessna Maintenance Training Center in Wichita.