Teachers’ Excitement Abounds at 5th AOPA STEM Symposium

Teachers’ Excitement Abounds at 5th AOPA STEM Symposium
Denver, CO – Nearly 400 educators came together in the Mile High City this week for the fifth annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)High School Aviation STEM Symposium. Teachers were able to learn about new resources for the classroom while trying hands-on aviation activities and flying simulators. Gleim Aviation was excited to join the event hosted at the United Airlines Flight T...

Have You Considered an Aviation Career Outside the Flight Deck?

Have You Considered an Aviation Career Outside the Flight Deck?
While the world takes notice of the massive shortages forecast for pilots, a similar story is the pending shortage of support personnel. However, we remain optimistic because the good news is that this is an amazing opportunity. While a budding workforce laments the lack of good-paying entry-level jobs, the aviation industry is screaming, “Look over here!” Corporate-sponsored programs are cropp...
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Is an Airplane in a Constant Airspeed Climb or Descent in Equilibrium?

Is an Airplane in a Constant Airspeed Climb or Descent in Equilibrium?
Gleim Aviation customers submit thousands of great questions through our online courses every year. This article highlights a common area of interest (or confusion) for many pilots: whether or not an airplane is in equilibrium during a constant-airspeed climb and descent. Newton’s First Law of Motion states that every object in a state of uniform motion (such as constant-airspeed) will remain i...

Taking the Fear Out of Your First Flight

Taking the Fear Out of Your First Flight
This week we are highlighting one of our very own Gleim employees, Sarah Sheppard, the Sales Department and Campus Rep Coordinator for our accounting team. In her average workday, she seldom works on aviation projects despite being in the same office! During a team training exercise, Sarah had an opportunity to fly the Gleim Virtual Cockpit for the very first time, and it left her asking some pret...

5 Tips for Maintaining Professional Relationships in Flight School

5 Tips for Maintaining Professional Relationships in Flight School
Flight students and instructors have a unique professional relationship. Because flight instructors and students spend the majority of their time 1-on-1, they need to cultivate courteous, professional relationships that will help students reach their learning goals. Anything less than professional conduct can impede learning and lead to an unproductive working relationship. Though individual stude...

UAA Fall Conference Ignites Enthusiasm in Memphis

UAA Fall Conference Ignites Enthusiasm in Memphis
Memphis, TN – The University Aviation Association’s 72nd Annual Conference and Expo returned to the organization’s hometown to bring nearly 300 collegiate aviation professionals from across the country together. Event attendees learned about promoting and growing their aviation programs during the 3-day event, among a full agenda of seminars, networking events, and committee meetings. Nearly 6...
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Celebrating Girls in Aviation Day

Celebrating Girls in Aviation Day
The 2019 Women in Aviation International (WAI) event, Girls in Aviation Day, is being celebrated around the world for the fifth year! Participation in Girls in Aviation Day has spread far beyond the original vision of the event as airports, FBOs, museums, universities and corporate members have joined WAI Chapters globally to help spread the word that young women can choose from a rich variety of ...
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You May be Current – Are Your Maintenance Manuals?

You May be Current – Are Your Maintenance Manuals?
Words have their dictionary meanings, but many words take on new meanings in different contexts. A good example is the FAA’s interpretation of the word “current” with respect to maintenance. As mechanics, we are required to have “current” maintenance manuals and inspection programs to perform work on a client’s aircraft. It’s reasonable to think this means we need to posses and perform our task...

Achieve Your Dreams of Flying while Keeping Your Day Job

Achieve Your Dreams of Flying while Keeping Your Day Job
Growing up a mile from New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport can certainly spark an interest in aviation in the mind of a young boy. Not only is Teterboro very busy, but the VOR on the field marks the beginning of the approaches for Newark Airport’s 22L and 22R. For 40 years, my family has watched all kinds of aircraft fly over our house. Summer and fall months even brought the distinct groan of the Good...

Airline Transport Pilot (2020 Edition) Now Available with Significant Updates

Airline Transport Pilot (2020 Edition) Now Available with Significant Updates
We are excited to announce the availability of the 2020 edition of the Gleim Aviation Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) training materials! The FAA released a new testing supplement this year, a welcome change from the previous supplement, which required looking for figures in three rounds of revision books. Dozens of outdated figures have finally been removed, making it easier to look them up when...

Recreational Drone Pilots Rejoice! Get Instant Controlled Airspace Authorization with LAANC

Recreational Drone Pilots Rejoice! Get Instant Controlled Airspace Authorization with LAANC
Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability ( LAANC) is a collaboration between the FAA and private industry to streamline the approval process for operating drones in controlled airspace. LAANC directly supports UAS integration into the airspace, providing remote pilots access to controlled airspace at or below 400 ft. and gives Air Traffic Control visibility of where and when drones o...

Best Practices for Flight Instructors Using Simulation

Best Practices for Flight Instructors Using Simulation
Flight simulators are a wonderful tool that instructors can utilize to maximize student learning. However, many flight instructors are not familiar with how to set up and use a simulator to conduct meaningful training. If you have not used simulators previously, they can seem intimidating, but once you learn the basic functions of your device, the possibilities for training are endless. Each fl...