November 5, 2018

Biweekly Bulletin – November 5, 2018

SPORTY’S RELEASES 2019 LEARN TO FLY AND INSTRUMENT COURSES

New Android app, test prep tools and enhanced CFI sharing highlight upgrades

 

Sporty’s has released the 2019 editions of its Learn to Fly and Instrument Rating courses. Even with the significant enhancements, the prices for both courses remain the same and pilots who have purchased previous years’ courses automatically gain access to the 2019 edition free of charge.

Online course users will appreciate the enhanced test prep tools. Detailed analytics show pilots which topics need the most work, and smart study sessions automatically tailor questions to each user’s specific needs. Individual quiz questions offer detailed explanations, complete with interactive reference links for further study.

Keeping your flight instructor in the loop is easier than ever in the 2019 edition. CFIs are able to view a complete listing of all videos in the course and which have been completed. CFIs can, in turn, assign segments to review and stay apprised of completed material. Plus, CFIs can see completed practice tests with the ability to access that session and see how the student is performing.

Introducing Sporty’s Pilot Training App for Android

The 2019 course editions can be accessed through a native Android app for phones, tablets and Chromebooks.

Learn more at www.sportys.com/courses

Read the insightful study tips with Sporty’s 2019 courses at StudentPilotNews.com.

EASTERN CINCINNATI AVIATION JOINS SHELL AVIATION NETWORK

ECA now providing Shell fuels

Sporty’s Eastern Cincinnati Aviation (ECA) is pleased to announce is it now providing Shell Aviation fuel.

“Shell Aviation is an industry leader providing clean, high-quality fuel”, remarked ECA President & COO, Chuck Gallagher. “We believe the Shell brand and its commitment to quality aligns closely with Sporty’s Eastern Cincinnati Aviation.”

Shell Aviation has one of the world’s most extensive fueling networks supported by a strong supply chain based on Shell’s own refineries and Shell’s considerable fuels trading expertise which translates into competitive pricing for its customers.

ECA joins a Shell Aviation network with a presence at about 850 airports in 32 countries, refueling an aircraft every 14 seconds and delivering more than 19 million gallons of fuel daily.

Current ECA fuel pricing is available at FlyECA.com.

LOOKING FOR A NEW CROSS-COUNTRY DESTINATION?

Visit the Cirrus Vision Center in Knoxville

If you’re looking for a unique cross-county destination with plenty to do, consider Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (KTYS) and the Cirrus Aircraft Vision Center campus.

Sporty’s Academy students and instructors are invited to visit the growing campus and view the Level D full motion SF50 Vision Jet simulator, static simulators, hot benches, and other training tools used in the Vision Training Center.  You also may have the opportunity to take a look at the SR2x series aircraft.

If you are interested in arranging a visit, please contact us at Fly@SportysAcademy.com so prior arrangements can be made.

FAA WARNS AGAINST OTC MEDICATIONS

What to consider during cold and flu season

In a 2011 study from the FAA’s CAMI Toxicology Lab, drugs/ medications were found in 570 pilots (42%) from 1,353 total fatal pilots tested. 90% of those pilots were flying general aviation.

Some of the most common impairing medications are antihistamines which can have powerful sedating effects. Sedating antihistamines are the most commonly detected medication in fatal accidents. The second most common were cardiovascular drugs which includes medications for high blood pressure. For many of these drugs, there are options that are not impairing or disqualifying if you work with your doctor.

If you have to take a disqualifying or impairing medicine, a good rule of thumb is to wait 5 times the half-life of the medication before flying. The easy way to determine this is through the dosing interval. If a medication says to take it 4 times per day, the dosing interval would be 6 hours. Therefore, the wait time after the last dose would be 30 hours (6 hours x 5 = 30 hours).

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LEARNING TO FLY WITH A FULL TIME JOB – CAN IT BE DONE?

from Sporty’s Student Pilot News

by JC Mayerle

We get many aspiring pilots that ask us about learning to fly but other commitments often result in a packed schedule. The thought of taking on flight lessons while maintaining a 40+ hour work week can be daunting. Do not be deterred! There is a path to earning your Private pilot certificate while still paying the bills. We’ve seen many success stories and here is the insight on how to get it done.

Tip #1. Open up your schedule.

Obviously, you need to make time for lessons. For those of us with 9 to 5 jobs, it’s a little more difficult. If you can sacrifice a little sleep or less time at the gym, fly early morning. I highly recommend it. There are even some hidden benefits to the dawn flight hours…

Read more at StudentPilotNews.com.

 

FAA MEDICALS AND BASIC MED AT SPORTY’S

Now offering Basic Med evaluations – schedule now for remainder of 2018

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, December 1

9am – noon

Saturday, January 5

9am – 1pm

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

October 16 – Norm Loebker, Instrument Rating, (right) with instructor Erik Trogdon

October 18 – JD Short, Flight Instructor, (left) with instructor JD Short

October 18 – Mark Mallers, Private pilot, (left) with instructor Trey Vater

October 23 – Kendra Dahl, Instrument Rating, with instructor Erik Trogdon

October 24 – Steven Butler, Commercial pilot, (right) with instructor Eric Carnahan

October 30 – Alex Bryant, Instrument Instructor, (right) with instructor Erik Trogdon

October 30 – Dakota Baker, Instrument Instructor, (right) with instructor Clayton Lulay

VIDEO TIP: POWER-OFF STALLS

This week’s new HD video tip covers a topic that all pilots need to know: power-off stalls. Learn how to do them the right way, and what effect center of gravity (CG) has on stall speed.

 

 

Safe Flying!

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