October 15, 2018

Biweekly Bulletin – October 15, 2018

CESSNA SKYHAWK JOINS FLIGHTLINE AT SPORTY’S ACADEMY

VFR/IFR C172R to help relieve high demand

 

If you’ve had some difficulty scheduling a Cessna Skyhawk at Sporty’s Academy recently, you’re not alone. A high demand for flight training, good fall flying weather, and ongoing maintenance, has placed a premium on aircraft availability.

To help meet the increasing demand, a C172R Skyhawk, N2386V, was recently added to the flightline. This low time Skyhawk is nicely equipped with traditional flight instruments, a KLN94 GPS navigator, and two-axis KAP 140 autopilot. Additionally, Sporty’s Academy expects the return of two  Skyhawks and its C182 Skylane in the coming weeks from extended maintenance events.

You may view additional aicraft details and schedule at SportysAcademy.com.

SPORTY’S ACADEMY AND UC ALUMNI RECOGNIZED FOR SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT

Inaugural alumni scholarship awarded for the 2018-19 academic year

The University of Cincinnati (UC) – Clermont recently hosted its annual community luncheon to share its appreciation with community partners that make an impact at UC Clermont. At the event hosted on campus, alumni from UC Clermont and Sporty’s Academy were recognized for the creation of the Aviation Alumni Scholarship.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of professional pilot training at the University of Cincinnati – Clermont in 2017, the Aviation Alumni Scholarship was founded to support an aspiring aviation professional enrolled in the Aviation Technology Program. Funding comes directly from UC Aviation and Sporty’s Academy alumni representing every facet of professional aviation – from airlines, to business aviation, to military, to law enforcement and education.

UC Aviation and Sporty’s Academy alumnus, David Zitt, who led the initial fundraising campaign, was on hand to accept the recognition on behalf of the alumni community.

The recipient of the inaugural award is Cincinnati native, and Madeira High School graduate, Colin McGilvray. McGilvray is a 2nd year aviation student with aspirations of becoming a Sporty’s Academy flight instructor and transitioning to the airline industry.

FMI: www.UCClermont.edu/aviation.

FOREFLIGHT DEBUTS NEW ADS-B WEATHER PRODUCTS

Available automatically in app version 10.4 

Last month ForeFlight quietly released version 10.3, which primarily focused on improving speed, battery life, and overall app performance. This month’s release, version 10.4, is all about new features, and brings several new ADS-B weather layers to the app. Here’s a look at all of the new features and how to use them.

The FAA has been teasing new FIS-B weather products for years now, and they’re finally available in ForeFlight when connected to a compatible ADS-B receiver. This includes portable systems like Stratus, Sentry and Scout, and best of all it just works – no firmware updates required to your hardware.

When connected to one of these ADS-B receivers, you’ll have access to four new weather layers in flight: turbulence, cloud tops, lightning and Center Weather Advisories.

Read more from Sporty’s iPad Pilot News. 

SOLO WITH THE FLYING MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION

High school music students have pathway to solo

The skills required to play an instrument and fly an aircraft have marked similarities, from precision and multitasking to listening and fine motor skills. And there is often a strong interest in both. If you know a high school music student interested in taking that first step toward pilot certification, make them aware of this scholarship opportunity from the Flying Musicians Association (FMA).

Interested students must speak to their music director about nominating for the FMA Solo Scholarship. In cooperation with FMA’s corporate members and sponsors nationwide, this program will fund scholarships to juniors and seniors in high school who have been nominated by their music director.

The process is simple. An aviation-enthusiastic junior or senior who is a high school band member is screened and then partnered, through FMA, with a local flight school such as Sporty’s Academy. For more information and to apply, visit FlyingMusicians.org.

HOW HIGH DO YOU WANT TO FLY TODAY 

from Sporty’s Student Pilot News

by Bret Koebbe

How high should we fly today? Choosing an altitude for a flight may seem like a simple decision at first, but there are actually a lot of variables to consider. What is the purpose of the flight? How is the weather? Are there any airspace restrictions? What is the performance of the airplane? This may sound like a lot to consider, but with some help from your mobile EFB app and some practice, this process will become second nature to you.

The airplanes you’ll be flying in the early stages of your training can be used for a variety of missions, including flight training, sightseeing, or cross-country transportation. Let’s start with flight training since this is the stage where you will be first tasked with picking an altitude for your lesson. Early on your instructor will guide you to the practice area, to focus on learning the four fundamentals, aerodynamic stalls, slow flight and ground reference maneuvers.

When considering an altitude to practice these maneuvers, you have to think in terms of minimum and maximum altitudes, and then you’ll find the optimum altitude is somewhere in the middle.

Read more at Sporty’s 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

MEDICALS AVAILABLE

Saturday, November 3

9am – noon

All classes

Saturday, December 1

9am – noon

All classes

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

September 15 – Ty Miller, Private pilot (right) with instructor Erik Trogdon

September 16 – Connor Allemang, Instrument Rating (right) with instructor Erik Trogdon

September 18 – David Spahn, ATP (right) with instructor Tom Baresel

September 18 – Sam Oas, ATP (right) with instructor Tom Baresel

September 20 – Kevin Ryan, Sport pilot (right) with instructor Randy Queen

September 20 – Megan Gerding, Commercial pilot (right) with instructor Clayton Lulay

September 27 – Shane Meenach, first solo (right) with instructor Jon Dreyer – view the video

October 1 – Randy Paulson, first solo (right) with instructor Jon Dreyer – view the video

VIDEO TIP: UNDERSTANDING CLASS E AIRSPACE

Unless you’re flying a jet high into the flight levels, there’s a good chance that the majority of your flying will take place in Class E airspace. This week’s tip takes a look at the operating requirements, minimum VFR weather and how to identify Class E airspace on the sectional chart.

  

 

 

Safe Flying!

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