The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced at Sun n Fun 2019 that it will be providing Lightspeed Zulu 3 headsets to the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) Ray Aviation Scholarship recipients. According to EAA, the headsets will be awarded to each scholar upon completion of their first solo flight and ground school requirements.
Emma Hutchinson, a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman, has won the inaugural Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots, according to Sportys Pilot Shop. The company established the award last year under the banner of its Air Facts Journal, an online resurrection of the publication Richard L. Collins father, Leighton, launched in 1938.
Most homebuilt aircraft start life in a damp basement or shared garage, but the next project for the Aerospace Center for Excellence will begin right in the open at Sun n Fun. And while students from the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Lakeland Aero Club will begin work on the CH750 during the airshow in April, its not expected to be completed during the week.
While there are certainly arguments about how many pilots will be needed and when, stats like those presented in Boeing's last Pilot & Technician Outlook, which estimates that 635,000 commercial aviation pilots will be needed in the next ten years, have caught the attention of the airline industry. So much so that the last five years have seen several airlines and even a couple of aircraft manufacturers launch their own ab initio flight training schools.