Teachers’ Excitement Abounds at 5th AOPA STEM Symposium

Denver, CO – Nearly 400 educators came together in the Mile High City this week for the fifth annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)High School Aviation STEM Symposium. Teachers were able to learn about new resources for the classroom while trying hands-on aviation activities and flying simulators. Gleim Aviation was excited to join the event hosted at the United Airlines Flight T...
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Have You Considered an Aviation Career Outside the Flight Deck?

While the world takes notice of the massive shortages forecast for pilots, a similar story is the pending shortage of support personnel. However, we remain optimistic because the good news is that this is an amazing opportunity. While a budding workforce laments the lack of good-paying entry-level jobs, the aviation industry is screaming, “Look over here!” Corporate-sponsored programs are cropp...
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Is an Airplane in a Constant Airspeed Climb or Descent in Equilibrium?

Gleim Aviation customers submit thousands of great questions through our online courses every year. This article highlights a common area of interest (or confusion) for many pilots: whether or not an airplane is in equilibrium during a constant-airspeed climb and descent. Newton’s First Law of Motion states that every object in a state of uniform motion (such as constant-airspeed) will remain i...
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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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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...
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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...
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Protect Your Aircraft During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here. It is the time of year when named tropical storms and hurricanes form in the Atlantic ocean. Each year the season lasts from June 1st through November 30th and typically peaks around August and September. The last two years had exceptionally devastating storms and the damage inflicted was widespread. Last year we even highlighted the role aviation plays in volunteer relie...
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Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts Filled the FlightSimExpo 2019

FlightSimExpo 2019 was bigger than ever with a 50% growth in attendance compared to the inaugural event last year! Traveling from around the globe, more than 1,600 flight simulation and aviation enthusiasts gathered in Orlando, Florida to test the latest technology and network with industry professionals. Gleim Aviation was one of 63 exhibitors this year, (compared to 45 exhibitors last year). ...
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Tennessee Aviation Teacher Helps Students Find Their Path

Across the country, schools have let out for summer and teachers are already looking toward what’s to come in August. Aviation programs have cropped up in high schools and Career Technical Education centers everywhere, and Gleim Aviation is thrilled to support these programs. Today we are highlighting a school in Tennessee using flight simulation to provide hands-on training to supplement stude...
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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...
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If I Could Do My Flight Training Over: 5 Tips from Gleim Instructors

It is often said that experience is the best teacher. But learning from personal experience often takes time and results in inefficiencies along the way. That is why it is important to glean wisdom from others who have already accomplished the goals you are striving after. Many new flight students know they want to earn a pilot certificate, but are not aware of the best way to proceed with trai...
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The Future of Education Technology [Conference] is Brighter with Aviation

Orlando, FL – Educators from around the world attended the 39th Future of Education Technology Conference, which was held January 27-30, 2019. Conference goers marveled at the latest technology on display to incorporate in the classroom. Smart boards, 3D printers, robots, software, and countless hands-on STEM activities were on display, all designed to streamline life in the classroom and inspire ...
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