Opening the Doors to New Space Exploration

Opening the Doors to New Space Exploration
Virgin Galactic successfully completed their first sub-orbital crewed spaceflight on Sunday, July 11, with Sir Richard Branson on board, bringing the future of commercial space travel one step closer to becoming a reality. Following Branson, Blue Origin’s founder, Jeff Bezos, will blast off into space on July 20th aboard the New Shepard spacecraft. Joining the likes of Elon Musk, Bezos and Branson...
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Flight Simulation Association & FlightSimExpo 2021

Flight Simulation Association & FlightSimExpo 2021
Gleim Aviation is proud to partner with Flight Simulation Association (FSA), an independent, community-driven organization designed to help pilots and enthusiasts get started in flight simulation. FSA is managed by the organizers of the annual FlightSimExpo aviation conference and supported by top flight simulation developers. FSA Members can save $50+ with a free upgrade for our Private Pilot Kit...

Recognizing Innovation in Teaching

Recognizing Innovation in Teaching
When one drives into Cross City, FL, the airport (KCTY) may not be too noticeable, but if you are a student in Michele Burke’s class at Dixie County High School, you will know about it. She teaches Aviation Sciences at Dixie County High School where students from grades 9-12 learn everything from aviation history and flying an airplane to building a drone capable of conducting mock roof inspection...

Igniting Aviation Passions at Sun ‘n Fun

Igniting Aviation Passions at Sun ‘n Fun
Excitement and excellence highlighted the 2021 Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo. The theme of the event, “We don’t need roads!” could be felt by all as participants explored the variety of flying machines and state-of-the-art gear found throughout the show. While the effects of the pandemic reduced the number of exhibitors, there was a record-high number of attendees who were excited to return to the nea...
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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Trailblazers in Aerospace and Aviation

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Trailblazers in Aerospace and Aviation
Former Air Force Military Pilot Lieutenant Colonel Olga Custodio’s personal mantra, “Querer es poder: Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” is a theme seen throughout the lives of three women Gleim will be highlighting this year for Women’s History Month. These three women’s fierce, fighting spirits and passion for inspiring younger students to explore aviation paved the road for future generation...
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VFR Charts Now Publish on a 56-Day Expedited Cycle

VFR Charts Now Publish on a 56-Day Expedited Cycle
All VFR aeronautical charts are now released on a 56-day publication cycle effective Thursday, February 25, 2021. This includes sectional aeronautical charts, VFR terminal area charts, VFR flyway planning charts, and Helicopter Route Charts, along with other en route, terminal, and supplemental chart products. In doing so, chart updates will be implemented in a much shorter time-frame as opposed t...

Gleim Honors African-American Aviation Pioneers

Gleim Honors African-American Aviation Pioneers
Black History Month is a time dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of African Americans and their role in United States history. During this month of remembrance, Gleim honors several prominent African-American aviation pioneers. Bessie Coleman Bessie Coleman was the first African-American and Native-American woman to hold a pilot license. She was initially inspired to b...

New: Automatically Generate AvLearn Assessment Quizzes

New: Automatically Generate AvLearn Assessment Quizzes
The Gleim AvLearn testing management system has been a tremendously welcomed new addition for collegiate aviation programs, STEM programs, and busy flight schools. Gleim continues to innovate and develop new features to make this incredible tool even more powerful. A new feature has been launched allowing you to automatically create homework quizzes for each study unit based on a prescribed set...
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Holiday Greetings from Gleim Aviation

Holiday Greetings from Gleim Aviation
YOU SURVIVED 2020! Take 20% off aviation training through January 4, 2021 Sport ● Private ● Instrument ● Commercial ● Flight Instructor ● ATP ● Mechanics ● Remote Pilot Books ● Refresher Courses ● Pilot Supplies ● and more! *Excludes flight simulation    With the holiday season upon us, we would like to take a moment to share a special message with you. 2020 has certainly been unlike any othe...
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Logging Time in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit® BATD

Logging Time in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit® BATD
Basic Aviation Training Devices, also known as BATDs, allow pilots to credit training time towards Private Pilot and Instrument Rating training courses. The amount of time that may be credited depends whether the course is conducted under 14 CFR Part 61 or 141. In addition to logging training time, BATDs can be utilized by instrument rated pilots to maintain their instrument recent experience requ...

Gleim Preflight Risk Assessment Matrix

Gleim Preflight Risk Assessment Matrix
According to the 30th Joseph T. Nall Report, pilot-related accidents accounted for 65.5% of all general aviation accidents in 2018, of which 89 accidents were fatal. The FAA Risk Management handbook recognizes that flight training can be too heavily focused on just passing the written and practical tests, while ignoring safety principles and risk management. By actively incorporating risk manageme...