From Filmmaking to the Flight Deck: An Animator’s Guide to Training in VR

From Filmmaking to the Flight Deck: An Animator’s Guide to Training in VR
Emily Amadhia King (née Albee) is a retired animator who has worked for companies such as Walt Disney Feature Animation, NBC/Universal, and Activision. Her credits include Dinosaur, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, and Kaze: Ghost Warrior. Recognized with an Emmy for her contributions to outstanding visual effects for the Battlestar Galactica series, Emily is no stranger to working in the virtual ...
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Celebrating Women’s History Month and Women in Aviation International

Celebrating Women’s History Month and Women in Aviation International
There are innumerable women we could celebrate year round, and Women’s History Month is an excellent opportunity to highlight their achievements. Since 1911, International Women’s Day – held on March 8th – has been celebrated in the United States, and Women’s History Month has been recognized for the past 30 years. Rather than attempt to choose just one or even a few women who have made history...
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FAA Partners with Kittyhawk to Overhaul B4UFly App

FAA Partners with Kittyhawk to Overhaul B4UFly App
In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration released the B4UFly app, which was intended to help remote pilots plan flights and operate safely in the National Airspace System. The app was a big step in helping remote pilots gain a better understanding of the airspace they were flying in and applicable restrictions. While the app was intended to make life easier for remote pilots, it left much to b...
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If I Could Do My Flight Training Over: 5 Tips from Gleim Instructors

If I Could Do My Flight Training Over: 5 Tips from Gleim Instructors
It is often said that experience is the best teacher. But learning from personal experience often takes time and results in inefficiencies along the way. That is why it is important to glean wisdom from others who have already accomplished the goals you are striving after. Many new flight students know they want to earn a pilot certificate, but are not aware of the best way to proceed with trai...
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FSANA Celebrates 10 Years of Flight School Support

FSANA Celebrates 10 Years of Flight School Support
Orlando, FL – The Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) held its annual Flight School Operators Conference on February 13-15 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. More than 200 people representing flight schools, training centers, manufacturers, and suppliers from around the country attended the event to discuss the flight training industry and share information and resources. The event marked...
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Step-by-Step Guide to the ADS-B Mandate and $500 Rebate

Step-by-Step Guide to the ADS-B Mandate and $500 Rebate
With 2019 well under way, we are in the last stretch leading up to the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate. In case you are not aware, the FAA published a final rule in May 2010 requiring all aircraft flying within certain designated airspace (largely the same airspace that requires a Mode C transponder) to be equipped with ADS-B Out by January 1, 2020. The mandate does not mean that aircraft without ADS-B wil...
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The Future of Education Technology [Conference] is Brighter with Aviation

The Future of Education Technology [Conference] is Brighter with Aviation
Orlando, FL – Educators from around the world attended the 39th Future of Education Technology Conference, which was held January 27-30, 2019. Conference goers marveled at the latest technology on display to incorporate in the classroom. Smart boards, 3D printers, robots, software, and countless hands-on STEM activities were on display, all designed to streamline life in the classroom and inspire ...
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Time Invested Applying for Aviation Scholarships Can Pay Off

Time Invested Applying for Aviation Scholarships Can Pay Off
Some people would love to learn to fly but consider it out of reach financially. Many people who start flight training never finish for financial reasons. Are you in the process of flight training but stalled out for lack of finances? Perhaps you are successfully on your path to certification but financial assistance would be a big help. Good news–we’ve compiled a list of scholarships intended to ...
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How to Renew Your CFI During the Government Shutdown

How to Renew Your CFI During the Government Shutdown
Flight Instructor certificates are valid for 24 calendar months. CFIs have several options to renew their instructor certificate in accordance with 14 CFR 61.197. The two most common methods are to renew on the basis of activity or by completing a Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC). Completing a FIRC is by far the most widely used. How Do I Renew My CFI During the Government Shutdown? Reg...
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Education Technology Soars with Gleim Aviation

Education Technology Soars with Gleim Aviation
We are thrilled to announce that Gleim Aviation will be exhibiting at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) next week in Orlando, Florida. This event has been bringing education professionals from around the world together for nearly 40 years to collaborate and discover the latest tech tools for the classroom. Booth #736 January 29-30, 2019 Orange County Convention Center Orlan...
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North Dakota Instructor Starts STEM Aviation Program, Shares Insights

North Dakota Instructor Starts STEM Aviation Program, Shares Insights
Having just returned from winter break, Thomas Sando, Aviation Instructor at Williston High School in Williston, North Dakota, is launching his second semester teaching aviation. His students are getting a head start as pilots with the school’s new STEM Aviation program, and we wanted to share his success! What is STEM? Thomas spoke with Gleim about teaching high school aviation and shared some ...
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Choosing Your Flight School, Part 61 vs. 141 Training

Choosing Your Flight School, Part 61 vs. 141 Training
Have you decided that this year is the year you will learn to fly but don’t know where to start? If you asked your new smart device and are still confused by the different types of flight schools, fear not; we can help illuminate your path to finding the right flight school to fit your needs. One of the best ways to pin down the right flight school is to select one based on how you intend to fl...
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