May 20, 2019

Biweekly Bulletin – May 20, 2019

SPORTY’S ACADEMY ACCEPTING NEW STUDENTS

Enroll now for an immediate start 

Sporty’s Academy is accepting new students.

Learning to fly will unlock a world of possibilities and give you unparalleled freedom to see the world. It is a truly unique experience—one of the last great adventures in our modern life. It’s challenging, rewarding and flat out fun! Most pilots fly for pure enjoyment taking local flights on nice days to see new and interesting places. You can take a friend and fly for lunch at another airport, tour local landmarks or attend fly-ins to meet other pilots. No matter where you’re headed, being up in the air is the greatest thrill of all.

And if you or someone you know is considering a career in aviation, the job market has never been better for professional pilots – explore our career pilot training program.

Whether you want to fly for a living or just for fun, general aviation offers a safe, rewarding and effective way to get around and Sporty’s Academy is here to fulfill your pilot training goals. Enroll now at www.sportysacademy.com/enroll.

FMI: SportysAcademy.com.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP IMPROVE THE NOTAM SYSTEM

Pilots encouraged to provide feedback

If you use an aviation EFB app on an iPad for your preflight briefings and digital charts, then you’re already ahead of the game. iOS apps like ForeFlight do a great job at increasing the visibility of important NOTAMs throughout the app. You’ll find NOTAMs pertaining to the taxiways, runways and instrument approach procedures in a red box right on the respective chart, and runway closures are highlighted with a bold red banner when viewing airport information.

There is still plenty of room for improvement though, and ForeFlight is looking for feedback from pilots to make the system even better. They recently launched a NOTAM Rater website that displays a random FAA NOTAM in its native coded text, followed by a series of questions. You can review as many NOTAMs as you’d like, and ForeFlight plans to use the data collected from pilots to improve the location and presentation of this data in the ForeFlight app.

ForeFlight NOTAM Rater Survey

FREE WEBINAR: BECOMING AN AIRLINE PILOT

Thursday, May 23, 8pm ET

 

The demand for professional pilots has never been greater. If you’ve been dreaming about the challenge, adventure and rewards as a career as a professional pilot, there’s never been a better time to make that change and begin your training.

By the numbers:

  • 617,000 – Total number of pilots that will be needed over the next 20 years globally (Boeing)
  • $59,970 – average 1st year salary at 90% of regional air carriers (Flying Magazine)

Join us for this informative presentation on keys to success as a professional pilot. We’ll explore traditional career pathways, collegiate and academy training programs, and regulations governing ATP certification. Hear insightful tips from a regional airline pilot and learn first-hand what life on the line is really like. If you’re considering a career in aviation, you won’t want to miss this presentation.

Register now.

RAA SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APPROACHING

College students apply by June 3 for valuable awards

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) is sponsoring four (4) scholarship awards in the amount of $4,000 each to assist with the education of individuals who are studying for a career in the airline industry.

Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in a program leading to a career in the airline industry; however, applicants will be considered from other programs/majors if the applicant’s goal of a career in airline management can be demonstrated through work experience or a personal essay. Students should possess a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average.

Application requirements include a 350-word career essay describing your interests in the airline industry, resume and faculty recommendation. Information must by submitted electronically by June 3, 2019.

FMI and to apply: https://www.raa.org/scholarship/scholarship-application/

SPORTY’S ECA MEMORIAL DAY HOURS

Sporty’s Eastern Cincinnati Aviation will close at 3pm on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Have a safe holiday weekend.

ASK A CFI: INCORPORATING THE IPAD INTO YOUR TRAINING

From Sporty’s Student Pilot News

 

Welcome to Ask A Sporty’s CFI, where we talk to the 25 flight instructors we have on staff at Sporty’s Academy to get their tips for safer and smoother flying. In this installment, hear from VP of Flight Operations, Dave Zitt, who shares his insights for incorporating the iPad as an EFB into your flight training.

FAA MEDICALS AND BASIC MED AT SPORTY’S

Now offering Basic Med evaluations – schedule now for spring

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, June 1

9am – 1pm

Saturday, July 13

9am – 1pm

Saturday, August 3

9am – 1pm

Saturday, August 24

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

April 28 – JD Short, Multiengine (right), with instructor Tom Baresel

April 30 – Connor Allemang, Commercial pilot (right), with instructor Clayton Lulay

May 6 – Shane Meenach, Private pilot (right), with instructor John Dreyer

May 7 – Jarred Harbron, First Solo (right), with instructor Ken Bredemeier – watch the video

May 7 – Jim Stern, First Solo (right), with instructor Tom Baresel – watch the video.

May 14 – Josh Loudenslager, First Solo (right), with instructor Ken Bredemeier – watch the video.

May 15 – Lena Moore, Multiengine

VIDEO TIP: CESSNA 172 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The electrical system is a critical component in today’s modern airplanes, distributing and supplying power to the lights, avionics and digital flight instruments. This week’s tip takes a look at the various elements that make up the electrical system in the popular Cessna 172 training airplane.

 

 

 

Safe Flying!

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