Recruiting a New Wave of Female Pilots

Having my dad ask me if I wanted to fly at age 13 was not a dramatic moment for me. It was a simple question he asked one night after coming home from work at the then Leesburg Regional Airport in Florida. My dad–not a pilot or even involved in the business of aviation–owned a land clearing business and had just completed a project at what is now Leesburg International Airport (KLEE). My flight...
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Fast Track from CFI to Captain: What is Dave’s Secret to Success?

David Greenway went from being a charter pilot and Chief Flight Instructor at a local FBO to Cargo Captain, First Officer, and finally to Captain at a major commercial passenger airline in less than three years. We were awed and astounded by his quick rise to success and thrilled that he chose Gleim Aviation for his training. We got in touch with Dave to learn his secrets to success so we could sh...
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Meet Jayla: Ninety-Nines Scholarship Recipient & Future Pilot

Gleim Aviation is excited to introduce Jayla Johnson, a high school senior and recent recipient of the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. So how did we meet this aspiring young aviator from Louisville, Kentucky? Jayla reached out to Gleim Aviation to purchase training materials for the Private Pilot FAA knowledge test. You ...
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How to Interpret Segmented Circles

One of the most common questions we get from students in the Gleim Online Ground School is how to interpret a segmented circle. Many people are confused by the segmented circle figures provided in the FAA Testing Supplement, or believe them to have errors, because they do not seem to have enough information to answer questions about selecting a runway and direction of turns in the traffic pattern....
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Tips for Choosing the Best Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying

Preparing for a pilot certification test can be stressful, but choosing exam preparation shouldn’t be. The team at Gleim Aviation designs exam preparation materials and supplements to prepare candidates for success. Here are some tips for choosing the best option for stress-free study! Gleim is proud to offer Online Ground School and FAA Test Prep Online for these pilot ratings: Private, Instru...
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Zen Pilot Robert DeLaurentis Releases DVD to Overcome the Fear of Flying

GAINESVILLE, FL – September 5, 2018 – Gleim Aviation is proud to announce the release of Overcoming the Fear of Flying: Unleashing Potential for Pilots and Passengers. This educational video, which was produced in association with Gleim Aviation, features Robert DeLaurentis, philanthropist and author of Zen Pilot: Flight of Passion and the Journey Within. In Overcoming the Fear of Flying, availabl...
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Remote Pilot Refresher Training Requirements

The Part 107, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) regulations became effective on August 29, 2016. Part 107 created a new remote pilot certificate and streamlined the qualifying process to fly drones for many types of non-recreational purposes. The remote pilot certificate carries a new set of responsibilities for the droves of commercial operators, who are, of course, expected to be profession...
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Preparing for the Instrument Instructor FAA Knowledge Test

I recently took the FAA knowledge test for Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI) and Flight Instructor Instrument (FII), and it got me thinking about the process of studying for an FAA knowledge test. In this week’s blog, I am going to walk you through my experience and give some tips for success as you prepare for your tests. In order to prepare for the exams, I used the Gleim Aviation FAA Knowle...
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National Aviation Day: From Orville Wright to Space Flight, A Celebration of Aviation Accomplishments

In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed August 19th, the birthday of Orville Wright, the only living Wright brother at the time, to be National Aviation Day. In addition to honoring Orville and his late older brother Wilbur for their accomplishments in engineering the first airplane and successful powered flight, National Aviation Day also serves as a platform to inspire others to join...
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How-To: Take the Guesswork out of Flying by Using Interpolation!

As a pilot, you should be familiar with the flight manual for your aircraft of choice. Aircraft flight manuals contain valuable information about how to safely operate the aircraft under various conditions, including performance charts that help the pilot better predict the behavior of the aircraft. The engineers that develop performance charts assume that the pilot is of an average skill level an...
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Q&A With Flying Musicians Association Solo Scholarship Winner Nathan Nothelle

The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is a nonprofit organization built on encouraging pilots to become musicians and musicians to become pilots. The FMA welcomes new members of all skill levels with an instrument or airplane. You can often find members of the organization congregating at aviation events around the country, most recently at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, hosting music jams...
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Gleim Aviation 2019 Editions Now Available

Gleim Aviation is excited to announce the release of our 2019 Aviation Knowledge Test Prep materials. The changes and updates to our products reflect the FAA's recent modifications to the Airman Certification Standards (ACS). It is highly recommended that aviation enthusiasts studying to become pilots utilize the latest editions of the Gleim textbooks. Those studying with the Gleim Online Ground S...
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