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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NOTAMs: Getting Back to Basics

Get back to the basics of NOTAMs with this FAA presentation. (more…)
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Gleim Releases New Practical Test Prep Resources and Learn To Fly Booklet

Gleim Aviation is proud to announce the release of the seventh edition of Private Pilot Flight Maneuvers and Practical Test Prep. Additionally, the second edition of the Private Pilot ACS and Oral Exam Guide, the Instrument Pilot ACS and Oral Exam Guide, and the first edition of the Commercial Pilot ACS and Oral Exam Guide are now available. Finally, a new version of the introductory booklet, L...
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Eye to Eye with the Hurricane Hunters

As the 2017 hurricane season winds down, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps officers based in Lakeland, FL, are looking ahead to snow in the forecast, marine mammal surveys, coastal mapping surveys, and atmospheric surveys. For the 110 personnel made up of scientists, pilots, navigators, maintenance, and administrative support staff, the 2017 hurricane season brought ...
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Oldest U.S. Aviation Explorer Squadron Celebrates 65 Years

TOPEKA, KANSAS – In 1976, Aviation Explorer Post 8 celebrated the United States bicentennial by circumnavigating the United States. Flight Instructor Mark Kingman was 19 years old when he piloted two legs during what the Air Explorer Squadron's called the “Paul Revere Bicentennial Flight.” (more…)
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Q & A with LightSport Man

Johnathan Mark Smith aka LightSport Man was once told by a Flight Instructor that he couldn't become a pilot because his stutter would prevent him from passing a medical exam. Smith was turned away from taking flight lessons in 2010, but he persevered and pursued his dream of flying. For some unexplained reason, Smith discovered that his stutter disappears when he is flying. (more…)
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Cool Commercial Pilot Jobs You May Not Have Considered

Not every Gleim Aviation customer who earns their commercial pilot license sticks to norm of flying passengers to and fro. Read about these Gleim customers who are commercial pilots with unique expanded skill sets. (more…)
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2018 Commercial and Airline Transport Pilot Knowledge Test Prep Now Available

Gleim Aviation is proud to announce the release of the 2018 FAA Knowledge Test Prep editions for Commercial Pilot and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP). The Gleim FAA Knowledge Test Prep books provide students with the easiest, fastest, and least-expensive means of passing the FAA knowledge test. The Gleim Knowledge Transfer Outlines at the beginning of each study unit concisely present material ne...
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