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FlightSafety International Launches Textron Training Company

FlightSafety International and Textron subsidiary TRU Simulation + Training have jointly launched FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training, a new company that will offer training services for 48 Cessna, Cessna Citation, Beechcraft, Beechjet, King Air and Hawker aircraft models.

Are You WX Self-Reliant?

The change in weather briefing paradigms from a personal interchange to the computer requires thought, planning and training on your part.

MAX Software Fix Soon: Boeing, FAA

Boeing and the FAA say they expect to finish a software and training update for the 737 MAX series of aircraft shortly.

Commuter Jet Landed On Infield

The NTSB says a United Express Embraer 145 that ended up off the runway at Presque Isle, Maine, in early March also started there.

Planes Collide In Setting Sun

A low setting sun may have been a factor in a runway collision between a T-28 Trojan warbird and a Cessna 172 at Compton Woodley Airport near Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Sully Slams Flight 302 FO Experience

Flight 1549 Capt. Chesley Sullenberger has weighed in on the MAX 8 discussion but from a crew training and experience perspective.

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.

Pilots Praised In U Of M Runway Overrun

The NTSB says an Ameristar Charters MD-83 crew did everything right and likely saved their lives and those of 110 team members and supporters of the University of Michigan basketball team when the aircraft overran the runway at Ypsilanti Airport near Detroit last March.

Runway Markings

As instrument pilots we are aware of many things that are important to safe flying. Of the many critical items, one that often gets neglected is runway markings—literally the paint" on the runway

Maneuvers

Training for the private and commercial certificates in particular requires learning to master maneuvers whose relation to practical aviation is, to put it charitably, not obvious. This raises the question: Having once done them well enough to persuade an examiner to issue a certificate, is there any reason to go on spending flight time and the money it represents maintaining those elusive skills?

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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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