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...

ICAO Flight Plan Implementation

ICAO Flight Plan Implementation
After several years of planning and coordinating between the FAA, flight plan vendors, and upgrading ATC equipment, the mandatory use of ICAO flights plans takes effect on August, 27th 2019. This means the FAA will require all flight plans, domestic or international, to be filed with the ICAO format. For the past few years, the FAA urged pilots to file ICAO format flight plans instead of using the...

High School Teachers Learn About Aviation Education at Embry-Riddle

High School Teachers Learn About Aviation Education at Embry-Riddle
DAYTONA BEACH, FL — There are more than 85 programs teaching aviation in Florida high schools affiliated with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). For the past four years, ERAU has invited the teachers from these schools to its Daytona Beach campus for an annual Gaetz Aerospace Institute (GAI) Educator’s Conference. This year, Gleim Aviation joined the event to present our latest classroom...

Mastering Crosswind Approaches and Landings

Mastering Crosswind Approaches and Landings
As pilots, we often experience an approach to landing with winds that are not directly aligned with the runway. Any time a crosswind condition exists, control inputs are required to ensure that the airplane’s flight path remains in line with the extended runway centerline. Without these control inputs and corrections, the airplane will be side-loaded (more on that later) and could potentially roll...

Gleim Aviation 2020 Editions Now Available

Gleim Aviation 2020 Editions Now Available
Gleim Aviation is excited to announce the release of our 2020 aviation knowledge test prep materials for sport, private, instrument, commercial, and flight/ground instructors, plus the latest FAR/AIM. The changes and updates to our products reflect the most recent FAA testing updates. It is highly recommended that aviation enthusiasts studying to become pilots utilize the latest editions of the...

Celebrating 50 Years in Oshkosh with Legendary Aviators and Aviation Training Savings

Celebrating 50 Years in Oshkosh with Legendary Aviators and Aviation Training Savings
This year marks the 50th consecutive year that the EAA AirVenture fly-in has been held in Oshkosh, WI. The annual event, which actually began in 1953, was located at several other venues in Wisconsin and Illinois during its early years. AirVenture has grown to be the largest annual fly-in in the world, welcoming more than 600,000 attendees and over 10,000 aircraft last year. Highlights this yea...
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