Soft Skills Prevent Hard Landings in a Competitive Pilot Job Market

What does it take to get hired as a professional pilot? You spend hundreds of hours honing your skills. You acquire the certificates and qualifications. You prepare by studying aerodynamics, aircraft systems, meteorology, navigation, regulations, physiology, and other technical minutiae. By all means, you thought you were prepared, but you didn't get the job. While technical skills are vital at e...
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Barry Hyde: A Pursuit Against Pilot Negligence

Most people involved in the aviation industry are truly passionate about the work they do. In no pilot is this passion more evident than in Dr. Barry Hyde. Hyde has loved aviation for as long as he can remember. As a young boy, his older cousin, a pilot, would take him up for leisure rides. This sort of regular, meaningful, and exciting exposure to the cockpit hooked Hyde, and still to this day it...
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Learning to Fly at Home Saves Student Pilots Time, Money, and Frustration

For people learning to fly a plane, visits to the local airport spending many hours under the instruction of a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) is standard practice. It's a successful formula, but there's room for improvement. The cockpit is not always the most efficient classroom, so students who are well-prepared before climbing into it will always get more out of the actual flight-training ...
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Fire Department adds an Eye in the Sky with Drones

As the holidays came and went, we spent some time with the Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) reflecting on years past. Budget meetings are like the holidays because, often times, you don't get exactly what you ask for. “I asked for a tanker. Instead, I got two nerds and a drone,” teased Larry Stewart, Assistant Chief of the ACFR. Those two nerds are Scott Fielding, Network Administrator, and Tim D...
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Flight Instructors! Let’s Talk About Aviation English Language Standards

With all the checks we perform and procedures we follow to keep safe, it can be easy to overlook one of the most essential safety tools we have at our disposal – our language! Aviation English is the language used around the world by aviation professionals, on the ground and in the air. Universal use of Aviation English helps to minimize the number of accidents caused by miscommunication. (more&he...
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SkyTrek Alaska Q & A with Jamie Patterson-Simes

Meet Jamie Patterson-Simes, the owner of SkyTrek Alaska Flight Training, LLC. Jamie has earned her place among Alaska’s finest flight instructors by attaining Master Flight Instructor status and receiving the AOPA 2017 Flight Training Excellence Award. She is one of four NAFI Master Flight Instructors in the state of Alaska and uses only Gleim Aviation training materials with her students at her f...
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Gleim Aviation Supports Safety, Signs FAA Letter of Understanding

Aviation safety is a top priority for Gleim Aviation founder Dr. Irvin N. Gleim, who received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in 2017 after 50 years of safe flying. On November 14, Gleim officially agreed to continue promoting aviation safety and awareness by signing a Letter of Understanding with the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam). (more…)
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Gleim Aviation talks Drones with High Springs Community School Ag Students

Gleim Aviation spoke to the High Springs (Florida) Community School FFA program in November to discuss how drones are being used in agriculture. The visit marked a chance for students to take part in the ongoing discussion about how this emerging technology can be used to assist in crop and cattle farming. Paul Duty, CFI, commercial pilot, remote pilot, and Gleim Aviation Instructor, used the oppo...
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Tuskegee Airmen Donate Gleim Simulators to Philadelphia High School for Girls

Students at Philadelphia High School for Girls returning from their Thanksgiving break will have the opportunity to experience flight from a pilot's perspective, using new Gleim flight simulators provided by the Tuskegee Airmen and Greater Philadelphia Tuskegee Airmen Chapter associate member, Burt Fogelman. (more…)
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Engaging High Schools to Teach Aviation at the AOPA STEM Symposium

FT. WORTH, TX – Six representatives of the aviation industry were sitting on the stage in front of 250 educators and school administrators on Nov. 6, day one of the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held at American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum in Fort Worth, TX. They were ready to present the topic, “Now Hiring: Growing Demand in Aviation Fields.” That is, until they were asked an unexpected...
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Using Veteran’s Benefits for Flight Training

There are many options available that will cover training costs for veterans interested in advancing their flight skills. Types of assistance that pertain to participation requirements of all GI Bills include the Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Educational Assistance Program, and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “Veterans Administration offers flight trai...
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Puerto Rico Flight School Prepares for FAA Exam Sans Power, Internet

SAN JUAN, PR – In the weeks since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, Raul Dalmau's flight school, North Shore Aviation, has been persevering through lack of air conditioning and internet access. As of October 24, Dalmau said his company based out of Isla Grande Airport in San Juan was still without power, as was most of his homeland. (more…)
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