Aviation Consumer Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of Belvoir Media Group’s Aviation Division Larry Anglisano, five-time Space Shuttle commander Jim Wetherbee and FAASTeam Manager Ben Struck will speak at the 4th Annual Westchester Aviation Association’s (WAA) General Aviation safety conference on the evening of June 4, 2019, in Tarrytown, New York.
AVwebs weekly news roundup found reports on a special award for Gulf Coast Avionics, a new training system at Pacific Sky Aviation, a drone-based aircraft inspection solution from Rizse, and a new GLIDERBOOKS Academy online ground school course. It also uncovered announcements from the U.K.s All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) regarding how aviation firms are handling issues surrounding Brexit, responses to new drone laws, and proposed changes to the countrys VFR cloud clearance minimums in Class D airspace.
John and Martha King announced the launch of a completely redone version of the King Schools online instrument rating test prep course at Sun n Fun 2019. According to the Kings, the newest version of the course adds extensive discussions of risk management interwoven throughout the course in accordance with the new Instrument Rating Airmen Certification Standards (ACS).
Hand flying is a major safety focus in the drive to reduce loss-of-control accidents and CFIs are being urged to sharpen their own stick and rudder skills and pass that on to their students. Society of Aviation and Flight Educators spokesman discussed a new initiative with AVweb's Russ Niles at Sun 'n Fun 2019.
With the number of new apps, autopilots and glass cockpit technologies available, some instructors are choosing to specialize in teaching pilots how to use them safely. AVweb say down with PilotSafety.org founder and 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the Year Gary Reeves to talk about his approach to training, technology and pilot safety.
Two new courses for drone pilots and several for aircraft mechanics are joining the lineup of online aviation training resources at King Schools. John and Martha King announced at AirVenture 2018 that they will be offering recurrent drone training and Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) courses beginning this August.
Redbird Flight Simulations Guided Independent Flight Training (GIFT) program will now be available for all of the companys simulators, including the at-home Jay and TD models, Redbird announced at AirVenture 2018. GIFT, which was introduced at AirVenture last year, is a series of smart simulator scenarios that can be used to augment private pilot training.