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

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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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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Tuskegee Airmen Donate Gleim Simulators to Philadelphia High School for Girls

Students at Philadelphia High School for Girls returning from their Thanksgiving break will have the opportunity to experience flight from a pilot's perspective, using new Gleim flight simulators provided by the Tuskegee Airmen and Greater Philadelphia Tuskegee Airmen Chapter associate member, Burt Fogelman. (more…)
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Engaging High Schools to Teach Aviation at the AOPA STEM Symposium

FT. WORTH, TX – Six representatives of the aviation industry were sitting on the stage in front of 250 educators and school administrators on Nov. 6, day one of the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium held at American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum in Fort Worth, TX. They were ready to present the topic, “Now Hiring: Growing Demand in Aviation Fields.” That is, until they were asked an unexpected...
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NOTAMs: Getting Back to Basics

Get back to the basics of NOTAMs with this FAA presentation. (more…)
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Eye to Eye with the Hurricane Hunters

As the 2017 hurricane season winds down, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps officers based in Lakeland, FL, are looking ahead to snow in the forecast, marine mammal surveys, coastal mapping surveys, and atmospheric surveys. For the 110 personnel made up of scientists, pilots, navigators, maintenance, and administrative support staff, the 2017 hurricane season brought ...
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Q & A with LightSport Man

Johnathan Mark Smith aka LightSport Man was once told by a Flight Instructor that he couldn't become a pilot because his stutter would prevent him from passing a medical exam. Smith was turned away from taking flight lessons in 2010, but he persevered and pursued his dream of flying. For some unexplained reason, Smith discovered that his stutter disappears when he is flying. (more…)
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Cool Commercial Pilot Jobs You May Not Have Considered

Not every Gleim Aviation customer who earns their commercial pilot license sticks to norm of flying passengers to and fro. Read about these Gleim customers who are commercial pilots with unique expanded skill sets. (more…)
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Gleim Tours Aviation High School – a Global Leader In Aircraft Maintenance Technician Training

Queens, New York – Attitude Is Everything. These three words are stenciled on the overhead beams of the entrance hallway at Aviation High School (AHS) in Long Island City, Queens, New York are a vintage greeting to more than 2,000 aviation-minded students a day. A banner spanning the hallway that leads to a hangar where more than a dozen planes serve as hands-on training tools reads: “Welcome to t...
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Initial Data Supports Study Using Gleim X-Plane Flight Training Course, Virtual Cockpit

Human performance scientist and pilot-in-training Dr. Ronald Storm's theories are proving to be true. “It's pretty easy to tell which three landings were done with my CFI and which were done solo,” he said about the results of data he collected throughout his flight training experience both in the Gleim Virtual Cockpit simulator and in the air. “My heart rate (HR) was 20 to 30 beats higher...
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Hudson High Aviation Program Continues to Lift Off

Gleim Aviation is highlighting outstanding aviators, CFIs, teachers and students who have used Gleim Aviation products and the Gleim Knowledge Transfer System to pass FAA knowledge and practical tests. Pasco County Aviation Technology Teacher Steve Franks stores his Civil Air Patrol (CAP) uniform in his office at Hudson High School. “I still got all of my uniforms from the United States Coast...
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