Alsim AL172 Receives AATD Approval

Alsim announced on Wednesday that the FAA has approved its AL172 simulator as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). According to the company, several of the simulators are already in use in the U.S. at Liberty University flight training affiliates Cirrus Aviation and Paragon Flight Training with two more scheduled to be installed at Kent State University’s Aeronautics Academic Center in August 2019.

Some Myths Just Dont Fly

But one that does is that some people will toss wet cement on your dreams of being an aviator. Just get a higher-limit VISA and ignore them.

GAMA Names Aviation Design Challenge Winners

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced Hayesville High School as the winner of its 2019 Aviation Design Challenge competition. As their prize, four students, one teacher, and one chaperone from the Hayesville, North Carolina, high school will be taking an all-expenses-paid trip to help build an airplane at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, from June 10 to June 22.

Doing Runway Turnbacks Is One Thing, But Should We Teach Them?

Wanna start a fight? Just start talking about turning back to the runway after an engine crump. It's high time we start equipping pilots to argue about this.

Aero: Cirrus Expands Training Initiatives

While Cirrus sales success with the SR line and now the VisionJet is obvious, less well known is that the company is becoming a force in the aviation training market. At Aero this week, Cirrus revealed that its staffed up and is investing in significant in-house training resources and video and that all of this information is available to all comers, not just Cirrus owners.

Sun n Fun Highlights Flight Training Trends

For the past several years, Sun 'n Fun has focused resources on training the next generation of aviation professionals. This year, it looks like that's starting to pay off.

Podcast: High School Flying Club Starts Aircraft And Engine Builds

The high school students at the Lakeland Aero Club started several new projects at Sun n Fun this year. Club President Mike Zidziunas talked with AVweb about the clubs history and the students work on aircraft and engine building, restoration and repairs.

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: Lightspeed Aviation Foundation

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation was founded in 2010 with the idea of finding ways to promote a vibrant general aviation community. Lightspeed Aviation founder and president Allan Schrader discussed the foundation and its recent initiative to support new pilots with AVweb 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.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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