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GA FLIGHT TRAINING EXPERIMENT BEGINS
Can extensive use of
simulators really reduce training times and costs? Redbird Flight
Simulations and King Schools hope to prove it can with the opening of
Redbird Skyport this today. In a podcast
interview, Jerry Gregoire, president of Redbird, said the FBO and
flight school is also a laboratory to test a new curriculum from King
Schools that teaches everything in the simulator first. Once mastered in
the sim, the student performs the lesson in the real airplane. The
payoff, according to Gregoire, is a new private certificate in three
weeks for a fixed cost of $9,500. Instrument and commercial certificates
will be offered for the same price. More...
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FACES PILOT TRAINING GAP
The 2011 China Airline Pilot
Training Summit was held in Shanghai last Wednesday to address a looming
pilot shortage. There are about 12,000 airline pilots in China. Up to
18,000 more are needed by 2015. The seven Chinese flight schools cannot
meet such demand. The interim solution of sending students to train
overseas is far from being ideal, according to airline representatives.
The country's fast-growing general aviation sector, which claimed to
have needed 15,000 pilots in 2011 alone, further escalates the shortage
issue. Summit participants recognized that, rather than putting 250-hour
graduates in airliners' right seats, it is a much better practice to
have a pyramid hierarchy, where a large pilot population engages in Part
91 operations and proportionally moves up to careers in on-demand and
air carrier services. More...
Legal Aspects of Aircraft
to Be Debated in Washington, DC
is honored to present the fourth Legal Aviation
Workshop (LAW) on Legal Aspects of Aircraft Lease Agreements
be held on December 9, 2011
DC. Following the success of the previous workshops in Washington DC
(USA); London, (UK), and Dubai (UAE), this aviation event, which is
hosted by Cozen O'Connor, will cover themes such as types of lease
agreements, contract law, and operating leases, as well as insurance.
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AIR SHOW NEXT WEEK
As a barometer for the health of so-called
emerging markets, the Dubai Air Show has earned a prominent place on the
airshow calendar in the last couple of decades and the biennial
extravaganza gets under way Nov. 13. Four years ago, the burgeoning
Middle East and Asian airline industry saturated manufacturers' backlogs
with billions of dollars worth of orders but this year's show will take
place in the shadow of unprecedented economic issues in Europe and the
U.S. that are rippling all over the globe. Nevertheless, all the major
players will be there and there are some first-time appearances.
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FIX ON THE WAY
A new software upgrade for iPads caused some
month for pilots who depend on the tablets for navigation, but Apple
now says a fix is in the works, NBAA said on Tuesday. The iOS 5.0.1
software update will correct a file-management feature that was causing
some files to be automatically deleted from chart databases. Apple has
said the new version of the software should be released within the next
two or three weeks, according to several technology
Hilton Goldstein, developer of WingX Pro software for
pilots, told NBAA that Apple hadn't informed developers that iOS 5 would
contain the "clean-up" feature that deleted files in the background. For
the new fix to work, he added, app developers will have to modify their
code to mark files that shouldn't be deleted. One operator whose crews
depend on iPads, CitationAir, told NBAA they have changed their
procedures to ensure that in the future, any new operating systems must
be thoroughly tested and approved before pilots can download them to
their iPads. More...
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GA SALES CONTINUE TO DECLINE
Worldwide deliveries of new
general aviation aircraft dropped almost 10 percent in the first nine
months of 2011, compared to the same period last year, the General
Aviation Manufacturers Association reported on Monday. The rate of
decline is slower than it was over the same period last year, GAMA said,
when deliveries fell 15 percent. Hawker Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture
notified employees last week that more layoffs are coming, according to
the Wichita Eagle. Boisture said his analysis shows
little hope of market expansion for at least the next two years, citing
slowing growth in China, the European debt crisis, and cuts in defense
spending worldwide. Hawker will eliminate 101 jobs, according to the
Eagle, bringing the company's total job loss for this year to 459.
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ARROWS PILOT DIES IN EJECTION ACCIDENT
For the second time
this year a pilot in the RAF's Red Arrows air demonstration team has
been killed in an accident, but in Tuesday's mishap it appears the
aircraft never left the ground. Early details are sketchy but it appears
the pilot was killed when the ejection seat activated while the aircraft
was parked at RAF Scampton, the team's home base. "It would be
inappropriate to speculate on the cause of the incident until that
inquiry is complete," Group Capt. Simon Blake told BBC
News. "The investigation will determine the facts." In August a Red
Arrows pilot died when his aircraft went down at the Bournemouth Air
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AMERICAN CHAMPION FACTORY TOUR
an age when composite airplanes rule, the rag-and-tube taildragger still
has a place in the market. In Rochester, Wisconsin, American Champion
Aircraft still builds the airplanes the way they always have, but with a
number of modern improvements. In this video, ACA owner Jerry Mehlhaff
gives us a factory tour and tells us about some of ACA's models.
the Aeronca Champion first appeared, it had 65 horsepower and was just
fast enough to get out of its own way. Into what is a very similar
airframe, American Champion has stuffed a 210hp Lycoming IO-390 to
produce ACA's latest model, the Denali Scout. AVweb's Paul
Bertorelli recently took a test flight in it, and here's his video
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