The Fall issue of the Galena Times has an article written by Ken Focht, a board member and instructor at the Silverado Soaring Club in Truckee, CA. It gives several reasons why parents (and teachers) should support and encourage a student’s desire to learn to fly.
The National Weather Service is beginning the 3-month transition from the old text-based Aviation Area Forecast to their new Graphical Forecast for Aviation (GFA) on July 10th. Both depictions will be available during the transition period, then beginning on October 10th only the more modern graphical version will be available.
The recently announced Phillips 66 Flight Training Award is available through EAA to support flight training costs in the amount of $13,200. Any U.S. or Canadian citizen interested in learning to fly is encouraged to apply. Flight training must occur at a Phillips 66 branded FBO, with previous EAA Young Eagles given preference for the scholarship. The application deadline is June 15.
The FAA had planned on requiring the use of the ICAO flight plan form for all flights, domestic and international beginning June 5th. They have delayed the implementation again.
What are PIREPS, how do you submit one, how do your access them and when do you submit them – learn it all.
The requirement to conduct a passenger safety briefing before flight is explained in 14 CFR 91.517 but the regulation only describes the minimum requirement. This AOPA Air Safety Foundation video explains other things you may want to consider for your passenger briefing.
A new video from AOPA’s Air Safety Institute that attempts to make fuel management for pilots a little bit easier. It is a good review of all those things that can get a pilot into trouble if he/she doesn’t pay attention.
Applications for the 2017 Sport Pilot Academy Scholarship are open. The session will run from Aug 12 through Sep 2. The scholarship, worth $9,999, covers full tuition, room and meals for the 3-week training program.