Veteran Don Culp: A Spark in Aviation Through STEM

Veteran Don Culp: A Spark in Aviation Through STEM
Veteran’s Day is an annual way to celebrate the service, sacrifices, and freedoms afforded to us by our veterans. Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11 and in the spirit of honoring our service men and women, we are highlighting a veteran who is using his military aviation background to train the next generation of aviators. My name is Don Culp. I am a Flight Consultant at the Challenger L...
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From the Cockpit to the Classroom: Teachers are Taking Up STEM Aviation

From the Cockpit to the Classroom: Teachers are Taking Up STEM Aviation
Educators were hungry for hands-on activities for the classroom at the 5th annual STEM/STEAM Forum in Athens, Georgia. Gleim Aviation was there to help teachers and administrators learn how to use our resources to kickstart STEM Aviation programs in schools. Teachers took to flying the Gleim Virtual Cockpit before deciding if it was right for their class. We had a blast showing off the simulator a...
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Welcome to the AOPA Fly-In at Gulf Shores

Welcome to the AOPA Fly-In at Gulf Shores
The 2018 fly-in season is coming to a close. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is hosting its final fly-in of the year in Gulf Shores, Alabama, at the Jack Edwards National Airport (KJKA) on October 26-27. The fly-in hosts thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts who gather to see vibrant airplanes on display, take classes and seminars on a variety of topics, and enjoy sharing ...
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Meet the Brains Behind X-Plane and X-Force PC

Meet the Brains Behind X-Plane and X-Force PC
They say necessity is the mother of invention. When Austin Meyer needed to practice and polish his flight skills, the training devices available at the time were not good enough for what he wanted to accomplish. So he combined his passion for aviation with his experience in computer programming to start his company, Laminar Research, and develop X-Plane. The Gleim X-Plane Flight Training Course...
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Recruiting a New Wave of Female Pilots

Recruiting a New Wave of Female Pilots
Having my dad ask me if I wanted to fly at age 13 was not a dramatic moment for me. It was a simple question he asked one night after coming home from work at the then Leesburg Regional Airport in Florida. My dad–not a pilot or even involved in the business of aviation–owned a land clearing business and had just completed a project at what is now Leesburg International Airport (KLEE). My flight...
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Fast Track from CFI to Captain: What is Dave’s Secret to Success?

Fast Track from CFI to Captain: What is Dave’s Secret to Success?
David Greenway went from being a charter pilot and Chief Flight Instructor at a local FBO to Cargo Captain, First Officer, and finally to Captain at a major commercial passenger airline in less than three years. We were awed and astounded by his quick rise to success and thrilled that he chose Gleim Aviation for his training. We got in touch with Dave to learn his secrets to success so we could sh...
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Meet Jayla: Ninety-Nines Scholarship Recipient & Future Pilot

Meet Jayla: Ninety-Nines Scholarship Recipient & Future Pilot
Gleim Aviation is excited to introduce Jayla Johnson, a high school senior and recent recipient of the Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship, presented by the Kentucky Bluegrass Chapter of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. So how did we meet this aspiring young aviator from Louisville, Kentucky? Jayla reached out to Gleim Aviation to purchase training materials for the Private Pilot FAA knowledge test. You ...
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How to Interpret Segmented Circles

How to Interpret Segmented Circles
One of the most common questions we get from students in the Gleim Online Ground School is how to interpret a segmented circle. Many people are confused by the segmented circle figures provided in the FAA Testing Supplement, or believe them to have errors, because they do not seem to have enough information to answer questions about selecting a runway and direction of turns in the traffic pattern....

Tips for Choosing the Best Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying

Tips for Choosing the Best Online Tools for Stress-Free Studying
Preparing for a pilot certification test can be stressful, but choosing exam preparation shouldn’t be. The team at Gleim Aviation designs exam preparation materials and supplements to prepare candidates for success. Here are some tips for choosing the best option for stress-free study! Gleim is proud to offer Online Ground School and FAA Test Prep Online for these pilot ratings: Private, Instru...

Zen Pilot Robert DeLaurentis Releases DVD to Overcome the Fear of Flying

Zen Pilot Robert DeLaurentis Releases DVD to Overcome the Fear of Flying
GAINESVILLE, FL – September 5, 2018 – Gleim Aviation is proud to announce the release of Overcoming the Fear of Flying: Unleashing Potential for Pilots and Passengers. This educational video, which was produced in association with Gleim Aviation, features Robert DeLaurentis, philanthropist and author of Zen Pilot: Flight of Passion and the Journey Within. In Overcoming the Fear of Flying, availabl...
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Remote Pilot Refresher Training Requirements

Remote Pilot Refresher Training Requirements
The Part 107, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) regulations became effective on August 29, 2016. Part 107 created a new remote pilot certificate and streamlined the qualifying process to fly drones for many types of non-recreational purposes. The remote pilot certificate carries a new set of responsibilities for the droves of commercial operators, who are, of course, expected to be profession...
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Preparing for the Instrument Instructor FAA Knowledge Test

Preparing for the Instrument Instructor FAA Knowledge Test
I recently took the FAA knowledge test for Instrument Ground Instructor (IGI) and Flight Instructor Instrument (FII), and it got me thinking about the process of studying for an FAA knowledge test. In this week’s blog, I am going to walk you through my experience and give some tips for success as you prepare for your tests. In order to prepare for the exams, I used the Gleim Aviation FAA Knowle...
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