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Podcast: EAA Offers Ray Aviation Scholarship

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has begun offering new chapter-run flight training scholarships funded by the Ray Foundation. EAA's Rick Larsen and David Leiting shared the details with AVweb at Sun 'n Fun 2019.

Piper’s Dj Vu

Piper's introduction of a low-cost, entry-level trainer isn't exactly a new idea. But here's hoping it works better than the last time it was tried.

Lightspeed Donates Headsets To EAA Scholars

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.

Midshipman Wins Collins Writing Award

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.

Picture of the Week, March 28, 2019

This shot was taken on a ferry flight from KWVI to KCCR as the Liberty Aviation museum Trimotor passed over the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo by Steve Lambrick.

ACE/Able Flight Zenith CH750 To Begin At Sun n Fun

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.

Teen Pilot Seeks Age Exemption

A California teenager has petitioned the FAA to exempt him from its minimum age requirements so he can set some records.

Top Letters And Comments, March 8, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about Boeing's acquisition of ForeFlight, the 2016 crash of a Cessna 182D Skylane and airline training academies.

Roundup: Airline Academies For Future Airline Pilots

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.

Why I Sold My Sweepstakes Cub

Cubs are so romantic. The nostalgia can be intoxicating. Falling on your butt while propping one on an icy ramp cures that.

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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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