4th Annual WAA Safety Day 2019

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.

Industry Round-up, April 19, 2019

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.

New Course, Instructor At King Schools

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).

Podcast: Rust Remover For CFIs

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.

CFIs Urged To Get Uncomfortable

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) is challenging CFIs young and old to sharpen their own hand flying skills to pass that knowledge along to students.

Podcast: 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor Of The Year Talks Training

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 founder and 2019 FAA National Flight Instructor of the Year Gary Reeves to talk about his approach to training, technology and pilot safety.

Researchers Launch Pilot Radio Sim

Purdue Universitys Research Foundation is helping two Purdue alumni develop and market a new aviation communications simulator aimed at helping new pilots (or rusty old pilots) master radios skills and phraseology.

NASA App Creates 3-D Models Of Research Planes

NASA has released a new app that can create 3-D models of its current research aircraft using your phone. While the 3D version of the aircraft is displayed, the viewer can also read about it or follow a link to learn more online.

King Schools Rolls Out New Courses

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 GIFT Available At Home

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.

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