MS Aviation, of San Jose, Calif., announced the release of a family of mobile applications designed for the student pilot and his or her CFI at Sun 'n Fun 2010. A CFI can grade a student during flight creating content for the student to study at the conclusion of the lesson. The information can also be shared anonymously with students and instructors worldwide and that data can be used to spot trends or common deficiencies in training. "For the first time in flight training we have a way to see how students are doing on a national basis," said CEO Mike Shiflett in a podcast interview with AVweb.
The "Anywhere Learning Technology"™ from MSA can be integrated with existing software and lesson plans from the flight school and studied on a variety of mobile devices. Shiflett hopes this near real-time gathering of information will lead to greater safety and flexibility in the flight training of students at all levels.
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