DUATS Service Ends – Use These Weather Resources Instead

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

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

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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Flight Training with Frustrating Students and Instructors

Flight Training with Frustrating Students and Instructors
By Karl Winters, Gleim Aviation Editor and Instructor Have you ever become frustrated while flying with someone in a training environment? Most pilots have at one time or another. Whether the frustration is due to the student or the instructor,when such situations occur, it is easy to want to give up. However, learning how to reduce frustrations is manageable and can positively impact your trai...
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PreFlight Aviation Camp – Preparing Girls to Take Off

PreFlight Aviation Camp – Preparing Girls to Take Off
With a looming pilot shortage, an extreme disparity in the number of male and female pilots, and the overall number of female pilots decreasing, now is a perfect time to build up the pilot workforce in America and abroad. The annual International Women in Aviation conference in March did a wonderful job of celebrating women in the field and hosted a Girls in Aviation Day to inspire girls and gi...
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Flying Season Starts with the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In!

Flying Season Starts with the Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In!
Springtime is here, which for many people means the start of airshow season and more flying! The Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In started on Tuesday, April 10th, and the Gleim Aviation team was excited to meet with thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts at the event. Sun 'n Fun concluded on Sunday, April 15th, at the Lakeland Linder Airport (KLAL) in Florida. Airshows and Aircraft Displays...
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Inspiring Aviators at the Nation’s Largest Celebration of STEM

Inspiring Aviators at the Nation’s Largest Celebration of STEM
Gleim Aviation Helps Kick Off New Aviation Pavilion at the USA Science and Engineering Festival April 6, 2018, Washington, D.C. – The 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival is the nation's largest celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It is an all-ages expo that takes place this weekend, April 7 & 8. Nearly 400,000 people are expected to attend the ev...
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Gleim X-Plane Flight Training Course now Compatible with X-Plane 11

Gleim X-Plane Flight Training Course now Compatible with X-Plane 11
Gleim is thrilled to announce that our X-Plane Flight Training Course is now compatible with X-Plane 11! This newest version of X-Plane adopts a modernized physics-based rendering engine allowing for change in illumination and reflections depending on your viewing angle and the properties of the object's surface. X-Plane 11 also features a state-of-the-art sound engine capable of realizing spatial...
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29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference Kicks Off

29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference Kicks Off
Coinciding with Women's History Month, the 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference takes place in Reno, Nevada, on March 22nd – 24th, 2018. This event is hosted by the non-profit organization Women in Aviation International, a group of women and men in the aviation and aerospace industry dedicated to the advancement of women in aviation career fields and hobbyists. The conference se...
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Study Tips for the FAA Knowledge Test

Study Tips for the FAA Knowledge Test
For many of us studying to become pilots, the FAA knowledge test is the only test we've taken in years. Test taking can be very stressful, so at Gleim we do our best to eliminate as much stress as possible by making sure you truly know the material and by helping you become comfortable with the format of the test and the testing system. Studying our knowledge transfer outlines and using our test p...
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Alaska Has More to Offer Than an Abundance of Flight Time

Alaska Has More to Offer Than an Abundance of Flight Time
A guest blog by Drew Glastetter of Alaska Airlines When I was a child, I was fortunate enough to be raised by a family of travelers. My family enjoyed seeing new places and finding adventures in different parts of the world. During one of our vacations when I was 12, I was invited into the cockpit by the pilots where they spoke with me for an extended period of time about being a pilot. I decid...
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