Ross Edmondson’s Trip Around the World

Ross Edmondson’s Trip Around the World
Earlier this month, Ross Edmondson departed for the first leg of a yearlong adventure that will take him around the world in a Cessna 182. After waiting more than two decades to make the journey, he finally made his plans official last year. Ross was first inspired to become a pilot after spending a lot of time in flight simulators. In 2005, he earned his Private Pilot certificate in Florida. The...
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FAA Announces New Requirements for Recreational Drones

FAA Announces New Requirements for Recreational Drones
The FAA released new information on May 16, 2019 affecting recreational drone flight as mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The change modifies how drone flyers request authorization to fly near airports and in any controlled airspace. It also requires drone flyers to pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test, maintain proof that they passed, and make it available to ...

Pilots, Planes, and a Proclamation Pack the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

Pilots, Planes, and a Proclamation Pack the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering
Anchorage, Alaska – An estimated 25,000 people packed into the FedEx maintenance hangar at the Ted Stevens International Airport this past weekend for the annual Great Alaska Aviation Gathering. With the greatest number of pilots and aircraft per capita, Alaska is considered the nation’s “flyingest” state in the country. A full weekend of pleasantly warm and clear conditions contributed to the eve...
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How to Convert a Foreign Pilot License to an FAA Certificate

How to Convert a Foreign Pilot License to an FAA Certificate
As the aviation industry grows exponentially, countries all over the world need pilots more than ever before. Many foreign pilots are traveling to the United States to continue their flight training, including pilots already licensed in their home country. Foreign pilots who are already licensed can follow a streamlined process for the training requirements to obtain FAA certificates. Because this...
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Join Gleim at the 2019 FlightSimExpo in Orlando, FL, June 7-9

Join Gleim at the 2019 FlightSimExpo in Orlando, FL, June 7-9
Pilots, air traffic controllers, and simulation enthusiasts of all ages are invited to come together and explore the latest developments in flight simulation at the 2019 FlightSimExpo. Gleim Aviation is excited to be a Premier Class Sponsor for the event, which will take place June 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. The event sold out last year with more than 1,100 attendees and nearly 50 exhibitors. This y...

You Should Become A Ground Instructor

You Should Become A Ground Instructor
Have you ever considered becoming an FAA-certified ground instructor? Do you know about the different types of ground instructors and what the benefits of becoming a ground instructor are? Surprisingly, many people have never heard of this certification or have misconceptions about the requirements. It’s time to clear the air and highlight why it's worthwhile to become a basic ground instructor (...
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Sun ‘N Fun Kicks Off Busy Flying Season in Lakeland, FL

Sun ‘N Fun Kicks Off Busy Flying Season in Lakeland, FL
Once again, the 2019 Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo did not disappoint! Nearly a quarter million aviation enthusiasts, pilots, mechanics, industry professionals, students, and even pups swarmed the Lakeland Linder Airport (KLAL) last week for all things aviation! From the exhibits to the airshows, the sights and sounds of aviation filled the air daily with the roar of aircraft from all...
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Gleim Takes on the Seas with the New Private Pirate Knowledge Test Prep

Gleim Takes on the Seas with the New Private Pirate Knowledge Test Prep
Havin' mastered th' skies, th' Gleim team be ready t' loot on th' seas! We be thrilled t' debut th' all-new Gleim | Maritime product line wit' th' introduction o' th' Gleim Private Pirate USCG Knowledge Test Prep book. Additional new loot comin' soon include th' Online Wave Pool. In true form t' th' legacy o' th' Gleim red books, all o' th' riddles in our test banks 'ave detailed answer explana...
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Enhanced Airline Transport Pilot Book Increases Pass Rates

Enhanced Airline Transport Pilot Book Increases Pass Rates
We are excited to announce the availability of the updated 2019 edition of the Gleim Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) FAA Knowledge Test Prep book and accompanying reference materials. The latest edition of the Gleim ATP training resources are aligned with current FAA knowledge testing requirements. We highly recommend you utilize the latest edition if you are preparing to take the ATP Knowledge ...

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 a Peabody Award for her contributions to outstanding visual effects for the Battlestar Galactica series (the show received an Emmy for an episod...

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. Women in Aviation International (WAI) is dedicated to the encouragement and adva...
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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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