Do I Need a Remote Pilot Certificate?

Do I Need a Remote Pilot Certificate?
The small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rule, also known as Part 107, was designed to minimize risks and establish the certification requirements for the thousands of pilots expected to fill the role of Remote Pilot in Command (PIC). This rule streamlined the process of operating drones for routine commercial flights. More than 69,000 remote pilot certificates have already been issued by the FA...
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Q & A with Blue Skies Flying Services and Pilot Shop

Q & A with Blue Skies Flying Services and Pilot Shop
Meet Mike Carzoli, the owner of Blue Skies Flying Services and Pilot Shop. In 2017, Blue Skies received the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) award for Best Flight School in the Midwest region. Additionally, Jim Fellers of Blue Skies was awarded Best Flight Instructor in the Midwest region. We spoke with Mike to find out what separates Blue Skies from the rest (more…)
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Making Money Using Drones in 2018

Making Money Using Drones in 2018
In 2016, the much anticipated Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rule went into effect and streamlined the requirements to operate sUAS (or drones) commercially. In the first 16 months, more than 69,000 remote pilot certificates have already been issued. However, FAA certification is just the first step to earning a living as a drone pilot. (more…)
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Gleim Student Challenges the Pond through Preparation, Patience, and Persistence

Gleim Student Challenges the Pond through Preparation, Patience, and Persistence
“We live once and if we do it well, once is enough.” - Alla Berezovaya Learning to fly an airplane can be more than a means to an end – a shiny new job. Flying is an incredibly rewarding hobby, and taking to the skies provides a joy that is unrivaled. The history of aviation is full of pilots pushing themselves and their aircraft to accomplish new feats and thrills. (more…)
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Soft Skills Prevent Hard Landings in a Competitive Pilot Job Market

Soft Skills Prevent Hard Landings in a Competitive Pilot Job Market
What does it take to get hired as a professional pilot? You spend hundreds of hours honing your skills. You acquire the certificates and qualifications. You prepare by studying aerodynamics, aircraft systems, meteorology, navigation, regulations, physiology, and other technical minutiae. By all means, you thought you were prepared, but you didn't get the job. While technical skills are vital at e...
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Barry Hyde: A Pursuit Against Pilot Negligence

Barry Hyde: A Pursuit Against Pilot Negligence
Most people involved in the aviation industry are truly passionate about the work they do. In no pilot is this passion more evident than in Dr. Barry Hyde. Hyde has loved aviation for as long as he can remember. As a young boy, his older cousin, a pilot, would take him up for leisure rides. This sort of regular, meaningful, and exciting exposure to the cockpit hooked Hyde, and still to this day it...
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Learning to Fly at Home Saves Student Pilots Time, Money, and Frustration

Learning to Fly at Home Saves Student Pilots Time, Money, and Frustration
For people learning to fly a plane, visits to the local airport spending many hours under the instruction of a Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) is standard practice. It's a successful formula, but there's room for improvement. The cockpit is not always the most efficient classroom, so students who are well-prepared before climbing into it will always get more out of the actual flight-training ...

Fire Department adds an Eye in the Sky with Drones

Fire Department adds an Eye in the Sky with Drones
As the holidays came and went, we spent some time with the Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR) reflecting on years past. Budget meetings are like the holidays because, often times, you don't get exactly what you ask for. “I asked for a tanker. Instead, I got two nerds and a drone,” teased Larry Stewart, Assistant Chief of the ACFR. Those two nerds are Scott Fielding, Network Administrator, and Tim D...
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Flight Instructors! Let’s Talk About Aviation English Language Standards

Flight Instructors! Let’s Talk About Aviation English Language Standards
With all the checks we perform and procedures we follow to keep safe, it can be easy to overlook one of the most essential safety tools we have at our disposal – our language! Aviation English is the language used around the world by aviation professionals, on the ground and in the air. Universal use of Aviation English helps to minimize the number of accidents caused by miscommunication. (more&he...
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SkyTrek Alaska Q & A with Jamie Patterson-Simes

SkyTrek Alaska Q & A with Jamie Patterson-Simes
Meet Jamie Patterson-Simes, the owner of SkyTrek Alaska Flight Training, LLC. Jamie has earned her place among Alaska’s finest flight instructors by attaining Master Flight Instructor status and receiving the AOPA 2017 Flight Training Excellence Award. She is one of four NAFI Master Flight Instructors in the state of Alaska and uses only Gleim Aviation training materials with her students at her f...
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Gleim Aviation Supports Safety, Signs FAA Letter of Understanding

Gleim Aviation Supports Safety, Signs FAA Letter of Understanding
Aviation safety is a top priority for Gleim Aviation founder Dr. Irvin N. Gleim, who received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in 2017 after 50 years of safe flying. On November 14, Gleim officially agreed to continue promoting aviation safety and awareness by signing a Letter of Understanding with the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam). (more…)
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Gleim Aviation talks Drones with High Springs Community School Ag Students

Gleim Aviation talks Drones with High Springs Community School Ag Students
Gleim Aviation spoke to the High Springs (Florida) Community School FFA program in November to discuss how drones are being used in agriculture. The visit marked a chance for students to take part in the ongoing discussion about how this emerging technology can be used to assist in crop and cattle farming. Paul Duty, CFI, commercial pilot, remote pilot, and Gleim Aviation Instructor, used the oppo...
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