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Advances in technologies and regulations mean the best
mix of airplanes, simulators and other resources also is changing and
will enhance your training.
In recent years, the general aviation
community has complained our activity has grown too complicated and, as
a result, applicants for the private pilot certificate now average about
70 or so hours before passing a checkride. Yes, aviation has gotten more
complicated, but we should question the notion it takes that many hours
in an airplane to become a competent private pilot. A corollary is that
existing practices also can be improved to benefit existing pilots and
enhance their recurrent training experience.
Thankfully, many are
taking positive steps to redesign curricula and learning methods to see
if that number can be reduced. These steps involve leveraging regulatory
changes along with advances in technology and training practices to
flatten and shorten the learning curve. Along the way, we also need to
improve the quality and quantity of new private pilots. How can these
seemingly mutually exclusive goals be realized?
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OF THE MONTH: JERRY YAGEN'S DH98 MOSQUITO
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Yagen replied to our recent query seeking interesting aircraft refurbs,
he said he was working on a light twin restoration and would we be
interested? Sure. Shortly, a handful of photos came pixeling into the
inbox of a de Havilland DH98 Mosquito. Light twin indeed.
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FLIGHT DESIGN DELIVERS THE ROTAX 912 IS
After rolling it out
last spring, Rotax is now delivering its new fuel-injected, electronic
engine, the 912 iS. Flight Design is now delivering a new variant called
the CTLSi that features the new engine. The 912 iS builds on the basic
912 S, but in place of carburetors, it has dual-injector port-type
common-rail fuel injection and electronic ignition, powered by a pair of
alternators. AVweb recently flew a new CTLSi demo aircraft, and
in this brief product video, we run through our findings.
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AVIATION LEGEND COL. JOE KITTINGER
In 1960, Col. Joe
Kittinger flew to the edge of space in a balloon and jumped out,
setting a record that stood until Red Bull's Felix Baumgartner finally
broke it last year, with Kittinger's help. AVweb's Mary Grady
talks with the colonel about his unique and adventurous career in
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