These examples of STEM education in aviation are replicable at other schools around the country. Aviation can be uplifting in many ways.
A deep investigation of actual operational experience might provide hard data on pilot qualifications. Without proof, the debate over the 1,500 hour criteria will continue on a subjective level.
Against all odds, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has raised its safety performance. It’s great news that this segment of aviation is making significant strides towards safer flight.
ICON Aircraft is selling its ICON A5, an amphibious light sport aircraft. To facilitate the sale of these beautiful, innovative LSAs, it opened the ICON Flight Center (IFC) at Tampa’s Peter O. Knight Airport.
The FAA issued an NPRM intended “to enhance the professional development of U.S. air carrier pilots to make certain that they adhere to standard procedures and prevent behavior which could lead to pilot errors.” The history behind this proposed rule is relevant to its issuance and the potential improvement is immense.
JetBlue has added Gateway Select program to its six other pathways to pilot careers at the carrier. It differs from the other B6’s cockpit recruitment efforts in that (a) the candidate pays $125,000 for the first rate education, (b) no prior aviation experience and (c) assuming that all goes well, the graduate will be a first officer for the blue airline.
FlightSafety bought a Link Flight Simulator and established a reputation as the premier business aviation training institution. Its impact on global safety is immense.
LEAP, a preventative program developed by United and ALPA, requires all of its pilots return for added training.