EAA AirVenture: All Things Aviation Come to a (Cheese) Head in Oshkosh, Wisconsin

The Experimental Aircraft Association was founded by aviation enthusiasts looking to build their own airplanes. Their driving force was a desire to participate in the aviation world at large. Since its inception, the EAA has continued to support inclusiveness and encourages people to participate in aviation however they can. Their love for all things aviation can best be experienced at the annual ...
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High School Musicians Fly Thanks to the Flying Musicians Association

No one has ever hopped in an airplane as a pilot in command for the first time and flown around the world. Just to obtain a private pilot certificate, one needs to complete at least 35-40 hours of flight training (the national average is 55+ hours completed before becoming certificated) in addition to the hours spent in ground school and studying for the FAA Knowledge Test. You've got to learn to ...
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STEM Aviation Propels a New Approach to Learning

Can you still remember the 3 R's from your schoolyard days (reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic)? Of course! Even if it's been a while since someone mentioned them to you, how could you forget? Our children and grandchildren in school these days are learning a new set of letters: STEM. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and it comprises the backbone of our information-...
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Logging Flight Time

One of the most basic tasks a pilot does is record flight time in a logbook. However, once you pass your check ride and are no longer logging “dual received” every flight, things can start to get a little complicated. When do you log time as PIC? What is the difference between acting as PIC and logging PIC time? What about SIC time or time as a safety pilot? When should you log cross-country time?...
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Fly the Gleim Virtual Pilot Cockpit at FlightSimCon 2018

Gleim is touching down in Dallas, Texas for the FlightSimCon 2018! Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Saturday, June 23, & Sunday, June 24, FlightSimCon 2018 is the 6th annual aviation and flight simulation conference. The event is open to pilots and aviation enthusiasts of all ages and provides the opportunity for recreational and professional pilots and flight simulator enthusiasts to conn...
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Protect Your Aircraft During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here. Hurricane season is the time of year when named tropical storms and hurricanes form in the Atlantic ocean. The season lasts from June 1st through November 30th and typically peaks around August and September. Last year we experienced an especially devastating hurricane season. From August to September, Hurricane Harvey battered southeast Texas with rainfall and subsequent...
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2018 Airman Testing Updates

The FAA makes various changes and updates to knowledge tests several times a year. The Airman Certification Standards (ACS) documents typically are updated once a year, and reference materials are updated as needed. Gleim has you covered, so you won't have any surprises if you are instructing students or planning to take an FAA exam yourself. (more…)
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Should You Get an Instrument Rating?

As summer quickly approaches, weather becomes more unpredictable. From pop-up thunderstorms to low-level haze, it can be difficult to remain in favorable visual conditions—especially over extended flights. If you are a VFR pilot looking to get more use out of your pilot certificate this summer, consider (more…)
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Black Pilots of America Change Perceptions of Aviation Through Diversity & Inclusion

It's no secret that aviation is an industry that lacks diversity. Just as there is a need and opportunity to increase the number of women involved in aviation, people of color find themselves underrepresented in many aviation careers. There are a number of factors contributing to the racial disparity in aviation fields, but they can be boiled down to two key problems (more…)
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DUATS Service Ends – Use These Weather Resources Instead

The Direct User Access Terminal System (DUATS), which has been providing weather services for pilots since 1989 shut down as of May 16, 2018, since the contract between FAA and CSRA has expired (part of a cost-saving measure at the FAA.) At its inception, DUATS was a state-of-the-art service, one of the first of its kind to provide digital flight planning, free FAA weather, and flight plan fili...
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LAANC: Improving Safety by Removing Barriers to Compliance

Recent years have seen a huge boom in Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Vehicles (UAS/UAV), colloquially referred to as drones, in both the recreational and commercial sectors. While hobbyists and drone enthusiasts enjoy recreational flight under 14 CFR Part 101, the moment a flight serves a commercial or non-recreational purpose it becomes subject to Part 107 regulations. These regulations, written speci...
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Visit Gleim at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Hailed as the premier celebration of aviation in the Last Frontier, the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering enters its 21st season this weekend, May 5th & 6th. The Gathering takes place at the FedEx Maintenance Hangar at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, AK. Hosted by the Alaska Airmen Association, the Gathering is a family-friendly event that attracts over 25,000 attendees...
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