January 21, 2019

Biweekly Bulletin – January 21, 2019

APPLY NOW FOR AOPA FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

80 students to receive $10,000 awards 

AOPA is awarding 80 flight training scholarships in the amount of $10,000 each to high school students ages 15 to 18. The scholarship program is a component of the AOPA You Can Fly program and is funded by the Ray Foundation.

Scholarship recipients may use the money for direct flight training expenses to pursue a primary pilot certificate. They must also complete a flight training milestone, achieving either solo or earning a primary pilot certificate, within one year of receiving a scholarship.

Applications will be accepted through 11:59pm ET, April 2, 2019. Apply here.

SPORTY’S LAUNCHES NEW G1000 TRAINING COURSE

Kick off your 2019 flying with a new checkout

Sporty’s Garmin G1000 Checkout Course is all new for 2019 and includes more than two hours of in-depth HD video training. You’ll learn how to use all of the G1000’s pilot-friendly features, starting with an overview of the system and how to preflight the various components. The course builds on the fundamental operating procedures of the G1000 and expands into advanced training topics covering Garmin datalink weather systems, FlightStream, Connext and the G1000 NXi.

The Garmin G1000 Checkout course incorporates scenario-based training to show how to use the system in various flight environments, ranging from basic VFR up through complex IFR cross-country flights and RNAV instrument approaches.

Learn more and purchase your course now to gain immediate access at Sportys.com.

A PILOT’S GUIDE TO MOUNTING THE IPAD IN THE COCKPIT

From Sporty’s iPad Pilot News

 

Securing your iPad while you fly is important for safety (to prevent your tablet from flying around the cockpit), but also for convenience, (to keep it close by and easy to use). There are plenty of different mounts to choose from, but they aren’t all universal.

There are also subtle differences in the physical dimensions, screen layout and button locations on each iPad model, so it’s important you take the time to make sure the mount you choose is compatible with your specific iPad model.

There are plenty of options for the iPad Mini, iPad Air 1 and 2, iPad 9.7” and iPad Pro 10.5″. If you’re flying with the new iPad Pro 11” or 12.9”, you’ll have fewer options to choose from since the latest-generation models are new to the market. The challenge with the new iPad Pro design is that many of the kneeboards and cradles can cover the corners of the screen, since it features a larger edge-to-edge display.

The other major variable is the type of airplane you’re flying, as not all mounts will work in every cockpit layout.

Read the complete guide at iPadPilotNews.com. 

FAA MEDICALS AND BASIC MED AT SPORTY’S

Now offering Basic Med evaluations – schedule now for 2019

FAA Aviation Medical Examiner, Dr. John Held, offers aviation medical exams and basic med evaluations at Sporty’s Clermont County Airport on select Saturdays. The cost of the exam is $100 payable by cash or check (no credit cards accepted).  An EKG (if required) is subject to an additional $35 fee.

DATE

TIME

Saturday, January 26

9am – noon

Saturday, February 2

9am – 1pm

Saturday, March 2

9am – 1pm

Saturday, April 13

9am – 1pm

To schedule, please call Sporty’s at 513.735.9100 ext. 0.

For pilots pursuing Basic Med, the required online training is now available through two approved sources – AOPA and Mayo Clinic.

CERTIFICATES, RATINGS AND SOLOS

Congratulations on recent achievements at Sporty’s Academy

December 20 – Colin McGilvray, Instrument Rating (right), with instructor Clayton Lulay

December 23 – Gary Schneider, Private pilot (above), with instructor Tom Baresel

January 3 – Tom Woods, Commercial pilot (right), with instructor Clayton Lulay

January 4 – Emily Wolfe, first solo (right), with instructor AJ Sweatland – watch the video

VIDEO TIP: 6 RULES FOR VFR CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHTS

Getting out of the traffic pattern and going on a real trip is a lot of fun. It may even be the reason you’re learning to fly in the first place. But the same reasons these trips are so much fun – new places to see, a goal at the end of the flight – can lead to challenges if you aren’t prepared. Here are six rules to keep in mind when you’re flying VFR cross countries.

 

 

Safe Flying!

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