Learning to fly
Florida Tech launches online aviation management degree
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:08

FloridaTechFlorida Tech is introducing a Bachelor of Arts in Aviation Management offered 100% online.

Students earning this degree gain career-specific aviation and management knowledge delivered using University Alliance’s video-based e-learning environment.

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Think Global Flight resumes around the world flight to promote education
Friday, 25 July 2014 11:28

Capt Judy and EdwinThink Global Flight, in partnership with Ardwin Freight, will soon depart from Burbank, Calif., for completion of its around the world flight in a Citation Mustang under Captain Judy Rice’s command.

Second Officer will be Ardwin Freight president and owner, Edwin Sahakain. This effort was launched in a Cirrus SR20 donated by Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Ariz., and Baton Rouge, La.

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Want to be a fighter pilot?
Monday, 12 May 2014 12:08

SIMFor millions of people, being a fighter pilot is the ultimate dream job.

And now, with the help of sophisticated electronics, it’s possible for almost anyone to experience that fantasy.

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Twin Commander Factory-authorized Mx Training Offered
Thursday, 08 May 2014 13:44

twin commander trainingEagle Creek Aviation Services will be offering two more factory-authorized, Twin Commander-specific training courses for maintenance technicians this year: June 23 to July 1 and October 13 to 21.

The 42-hour course, which covers 19 different subjects ranging from manuals and bulletins to avionics, is designed to meet the training requirements for working on the Twin Commander 690/A/B/C/D and 695/A/B at a factory-authorized service center.

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AOPA launches Rusty Pilots Initiative
Friday, 28 March 2014 13:19

aopaThe Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today launched the Rusty Pilots program, which allows lapsed pilots a way to return to flying in a matter of hours through a free session of ground school that fulfills the FAA’s flight review requirement for ground instruction.

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FAA Issues New Commercial Pilot Training Rule
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:47

 pilot trainingThe FAA issued a rule on November 5 specifically aimed at improving advanced commercial pilot training.

The regulation is a direct result of a U.S. Congressional mandate following the 2009 crash of Colgan Flight 3407 near Buffalo, N.Y., in which the pilots first stalled and then lost control of the aircraft on approach.

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Competency-based training could make FSTD choice more flexible
Friday, 02 August 2013 10:15

fstdProposals are emerging suggesting the aviation industry adopt a less prescriptive approach to the use of flight simulation training devices (FSTD), despite ICAO's recent agreement on a set of global standards covering the technology.

The move follows the widespread introduction of competency-based training in the multicrew pilot licence, and evidence-based training in airlines for the recurrent training level.

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India’s first national aviation university soon
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 06:32

If everything goes as planned, the nation will soon have its first national aviation university. The Centre would seek Parliament’s nod during the monsoon session beginning next month for the university scheduled to come up in Rae Bareli, the Lok Sabha constituency of Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

The law ministry has already endorsed the civil aviation ministry’s draft bill for the university, to be named after former prime minister, the late Rajiv Gandhi.

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Latifa Nabizada - Afghanistan's first woman of the skies
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:25

afghanistans-first-woman-of-the-skiesCol Latifa Nabizada, the first female pilot in the Afghan air force, has battled prejudice, the Taliban and personal tragedy - but her ambitions for her young daughter soar even higher.

My sister and I always talked about the stars and the universe.

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Free Fly Day offered June 15 at Worcester Regional Airport
Thursday, 06 June 2013 08:47

free fly day offered at  orcestwer regional airportFrom 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 15 at Worcester Regional Airport, the Worcester Regional Flight Academy is throwing a Free Fly Day. You can soar high above the city for a short flight with an instructor.

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