Time Invested Applying for Aviation Scholarships Can Pay Off

Some people would love to learn to fly but consider it out of reach financially. Many people who start flight training never finish for financial reasons. Are you in the process of flight training but stalled out for lack of finances? Perhaps you are successfully on your path to certification but financial assistance would be a big help. Good news–we’ve compiled a list of scholarships intended to ...
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North Dakota Instructor Starts STEM Aviation Program, Shares Insights

Having just returned from winter break, Thomas Sando, Aviation Instructor at Williston High School in Williston, North Dakota, is launching his second semester teaching aviation. His students are getting a head start as pilots with the school’s new STEM Aviation program, and we wanted to share his success! What is STEM? Thomas spoke with Gleim about teaching high school aviation and shared some ...
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Choosing Your Flight School, Part 61 vs. 141 Training

Have you decided that this year is the year you will learn to fly but don’t know where to start? If you asked your new smart device and are still confused by the different types of flight schools, fear not; we can help illuminate your path to finding the right flight school to fit your needs. One of the best ways to pin down the right flight school is to select one based on how you intend to fl...
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New Year’s Resolutions with Jayla, Student Pilot and Ninety-Nines Scholarship Recipient

As 2019 kicks off, we challenge you to take charge of your own flight training goals and seize the day to prioritize them. This past September, we introduced you to Jayla Johnson,17, who is pursuing her pilot certificate while balancing high school, playing sports, and preparing for college! Although Jayla’s flight training is taking longer than she anticipated, she is making progress toward her g...
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How to Stay Safe During Winter Flight Operations

Today is the first day of winter, and with the cooler temperatures come new challenges for pilots across the country. Regardless of whether you spend the winter months flying in sunny Florida or not-so-sunny Alaska, the changing seasons should change how your prepare for your flights. However, flying in winter is not any more dangerous than in any other time of the year as long as pilots continue ...
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Hurricane Relief Efforts Inspire Volunteers to Pursue Pilot Training

November 30, 2018 - Hurricanes wreaked havoc on the country in 2018 and left many without basic necessities following each devastating storm. Today marks the official last day of hurricane season, and we hope Mother Nature takes note. Pilots played a critical role in providing aid by flying thousands of pounds worth of supplies to those affected in areas that were difficult to access by other m...
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Five Tips to Save Money While Learning to Fly

November 21, 2018 - The holiday shopping season is here and everyone is trying to save money! Black Friday deals have already rolled out at many stores, and Cyber Monday is right around the corner. While everyone is getting swept up in the spirit of saving, it is the perfect time to highlight some tips to save money on your flight training. Below are five tips for flight savings, and we’d love ...
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Teachers Take Flight at the AOPA High School STEM Symposium

Louisville, KY - More than 300 high school educators and aviation industry representatives, including Gleim Aviation, came together this month to develop flight plans to launch STEM aviation education programs. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) held its fourth annual High School Aviation STEM Symposium to highlight aviation as a part of science, technology, engineering and math off...
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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

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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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?

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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