Two Hillsboro Aviation students, Kyle Boaz and Clayton Davis, were recently awarded Youth Flight Training Scholarships sponsored by the George and Lillian Bogardus Memorial Trust and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 105.
This year’s U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Fla., will be held this week, Jan. 19-22, and Gleim will be there to help prospective general aviation pilots start their certification journey. Interested individuals can take a two-hour Gleim course at the show to learn more about becoming a pilot and be issued an FAA Student Pilot Certificate, which is required before flying solo.
Palmetto Sun Balloons, a family run hot air balloon company in South Carolina, will be conducting a Hot Air Balloon Ground School for general aviation private and commercial pilots the weekend of Feb. 25-26.
The day started out normal, another flying lesson, the same maneuvers I’d been practicing, nothing out of the ordinary. Flying back to the airport my instructor handed me the microphone prompting me to get an airport advisory. Without much choice, I said “Brainerd Unicom, Cessna 757 Echo Yankee, 10 miles out to the South, inbound for landing, airport advisory please.”
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GA airports are showing the first glimmers of a rebound in Middle Tennessee, according to a report from Nashville Public Radio. Officials at John C. Tune Airport (JWN) are watching a rise in their key indicator – fuel sales — and, good news for all of GA, the Metro Nashville Airport Authority gives some of the credit to student pilots. Read the full report here.
Microsoft Studios recently premiered Microsoft Flight, a PC game that lets players jump into the challenge, fun, and freedom of flight. Microsoft Flight will be available as a free download this spring, giving players the freedom to fly the skies over the Big Island of Hawaii, complete a variety of missions, test their skills in flying challenges, or find hidden aerocaches on the island.
We recently asked pilots on our Facebook page to share the story of their first solos. Here’s Jerry Rittenhouse’s story: In 1965 at age 20, I heard of a 1941 Piper J5 for sale at Morton, Washington. The J5 was a 75-hp tailwheel lightplane. Morton was a logging town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains south of Mt. Rainier (14,412 feet).
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is now accepting applications for three $5,000 flight training scholarships to be awarded at the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo March 27-April 1.
Despite the deadline to apply for a Women in Aviation International scholarship having come and gone, two new scholarships are now available for 2012. These new scholarships bring the total to 73 individual scholarships valued at $520,900 to be awarded to WAI members.
The January/February issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now available online. This first issue of 2012 explores some of the resources available to help you in your initial quest for pilot certification, as well as the lifelong quest to improve your aeronautical knowledge. Feature articles show you how to leverage the power of aviation regulations and handbooks, as well as provide tips to help prepare for your next checkride and find an aviation school that’s right for you.