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Article: Florida Institute Of Technology—Train On The Space Coast

Florida Tech has been around since 1958 with its ideal location minutes from Melbourne International Airport on Florida's Space Coast. ...

Article: Pay To Play: Eagle Jet International

In aviation, a great paradox has always existed that to get a job as an airline pilot, one has to first build multi-engine time in airliners, but that can't be done without being an airline pilot.

Article: Advanced Training

Pilots tend to be creatures of habit, often flying the same type of mission every time.

Article: Kansas State: Affordable Excellence

Headlines across the media have recently focused on the shortage of regional airline pilots.

Article: Embry-Riddle: Biggest, Oldest, Boldest

In 1925, when barnstormer John Paul Riddle and entrepreneur T. Higbee Embry founded the Embry-Riddle Company at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, they probably had no idea their company would turn into one of the most recognized private aviation...

Article: Spartan: Giving The FAA What It Wants

The last few years have brought some of the most sweeping changes to commercial pilot training that we've ever seen in the industry.

Article: Learn to Fly: A Practical Guide

Though not from any official poll or study, the desire to learn to fly is one of the most often unrealized dreams in our society.

Article: Learning To Fly: All About Priorities

The big secret in aviation is that just about everybody goes into it because it's more fun than should be legally allowed, and not because it's practical. ...

Article: Airline Pilots: Coming Up Short

If you ask the average high-school student today about working as an airline pilot, you might get more questions than answers.

Article: Aerospace Careers Outlook

For the first time since the great crash of 2008, we've heard nothing but optimism (though some of it was cautious) during interviews for our annual aerospace careers feature.

Article: Do Something Magical: Learn To Fly

I'm still learning to fly. Even three decades after earning my private pilot certificate at 17, I'm still a student pilot, and I'm okay with it. ...

Article: Pilot Training: Finish What You Started

More people give up on their flight training than complete it.

Article: Pilot Outlook 2010-2029: A Shortage Looms

Like the pendulum on a giant grandfather clock, the availability of aviation jobs goes back and forth in giant, lazy swings.

Article: Paths To The Sky

In the seven years since FAA created the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) category, even with economic woes, nearly 2,000 LSA now grace America’s skies. ...

Article: The Many Roads To Aviation

Melanie Endsley never set out to become a jet pilot. “The plan was just for me to take some safety pilot lessons since I would be flying with a pilot friend in his jet,” explains Endsley.

Article: Lessons Learned Part 2

After earning my private pilot’s license in Alaska in 1980, I wasn’t sure what was next. I loved to fly.

Article: Lessons Learned Part 1

My first flight lessons might have been different than yours, but as with all pilots, those early experiences are still tattooed in my mind. ...

Article: Dream Makers: Everyday Pilots Reaching For The Sky

Dreams of flight are special. They beckon you from your earliest memories, and they’re insistent—always calling you to look up at the sky when an airplane passes overhead, or crane your neck at the nearest airport.

Article: Uphill/Downhill Landings

What are the best conditions for landing uphill/downwind or downhill/upwind? It may seem dangerous to land into the wind but downslope on a snowy runway; yet landing upslope with a tailwind seems equally precarious.

Article: From Tailwheel To Turbine

Bill Stewart, until recently a lapsed pilot, sounds like something between a fighter jock and a kid in a candy store as he recounts his latest aerial exploits on the ramp at Chicago’s Aurora Municipal Airport (ARR).

Article: Learning To Fly 2.0: Cooler, Safer And More Fun Than Ever

Imagine it: You’re training for night cross-country flying. The evening is moonless VFR. Your weather briefing says your route is clear. The synthetic vision feature of your glass instrument panel displays everything—including the runway centerline—as if...

Article: Be A Great Pilot!

The sheer enormity of the subject is a little intimidating. You probably could name several thousand characteristics of a “good pilot.” The she...

Article: The Checkride Chronicles

Who’s the judge beside you in the cockpit, deciding whether you’re worthy of receiving aviation’s highest honor (a license to learn)? Hopefully, it’s someone who’ll make your entry into the world of aviation less than turbulent.

Article: Ticket To Ride III

Right after soloing in 860LS, the lovely Flight Design CTLS, I feel light as a cloud. In our

Article: Sporty’s Foundation: The Future Of Aviation

If we don’t get more young people interested in every aspect of general aviation, it will simply disappear as we know it,” Hal Shevers, the founder and chairman of Sporty’s Pilot Shop, tells me as he punctuates his sentence with a long pause and his...

Article: TransPac Aviation Academy

Article: The Right Way To The Left Seat

Article: Personal Aviation At A Crossroads

Five years ago, the first special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) received its airworthiness certificate, opening up a new chapter in the regulation of simple personal flight. More than 1,000 of these factory-built aircraft and more than 8,000 former...

Article: Sport Pilot Daze

Article: Learn To Fly: Fun Things You Can Do With Your Certificate