October 7, 2019

Biweekly Bulletin – October 7, 2019

WOMEN IN AVIATION OFFERING MORE THAN $870,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS

Apply by November 12, 2019 at WAI.org

Women in Aviation International (WAI) will award nearly $900,000 in 2020 scholarship awards at the 31st annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 5-7, 2020.

The 2020 scholarship application is available online and DUE BY NOVEMBER 12, 2019. Applicants, must be WAI members in good standing by November 1, 2019. WAI membership is open to all genders. Membership benefits include Aviation for Women magazine, monthly newsletter, access to WAI’S Jobs Connect, internships, social media, mentoring, networking opportunities, discounts on aviation products and services and more.

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of women in all aviation career fields and interests. More than 130 chapters of WAI exist around the world.

FMI and to apply: WAI.org.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE PRO RELEASES NEW APP

Download now from the app store

Sporty’s ECA utilizes the Flight Schedule Pro platform for scheduling, records and billing. Be sure to download the all new app for convenient access to your records and scheduling. – Ed.


Flight Schedule Pro is the industry-leading software platform used by flight schools across the U.S. and provides digital solutions for airplane scheduling, student training records, and billing. What started as a basic online airplane scheduling program has evolved into a full-service software solution that all but eliminates the need for paper-record keeping at flight schools, greatly simplifying and automating the routine tasks among students, CFIs and flight school management.

The all-new app from Flight Schedule Pro, for iPhone and iPad, makes interaction with the system even more convenient. In addition to being able to schedule and modify airplane reservations, instructors and students can access all of their flight school’s interactive lesson plans and enter flight times and lesson grades right in the app, eliminating the need for a paper TCO or syllabus book. Best of all there is a new offline mode in the app that allows instructors to access the lesson plans in the air and grade the maneuvers as they’re accomplished during each lesson. Here’s how it works.

Read more at Sporty’s’ iPadPilotNews.com.

SPORTY’S INTRODUCES THE PJ2 HANDHELD RADIO

The only aviation radio with built-in headset plugs

The all-new PJ2 from Sporty’s is the only handheld aviation radio that can be connected to standard aviation headset plugs without using a special adapter. The simplicity of the PJ2 makes it a pilot favorite and the ideal backup radio: just turn it on, type in a frequency, and plug in your headset.

In addition to push-button frequency entry, the PJ2 has a handy last frequency button to quickly switch back and forth between tower and ground, or approach and CTAF. It can also store 20 memory channels, which are easily recalled using the PJ2’s large, backlit screen. Pilots can even access NOAA weather radio stations for updated forecasts.

The PJ2 comes with an alkaline battery pack, antenna, wall plug, a USB-A to USB-C adapter cable, belt clip, and pilot’s guide. The PJ2 COM Radio is available for just $199.

FMI: sportys.com/PJ2.

COMBINING IFR WITH VISUAL FLIGHT

From Sporty’s Student Pilot News

By Eric Radtke

“Turn right heading 340, vector for inbound IFR traffic” was one of numerous delay vectors issued for arriving traffic at this busy reliever airport in the greater Dallas, Ft. Worth metropolitan area. The weather was marginal VFR making visual arrival procedures difficult as most inbound aircraft opted for the vectored approach procedure. It was an instant reminder of the vast skies and by contrast, the relatively small amount of pavement which we have to operate aircraft. And affirmed our decision for some extra fuel to manage those unplanned delays.

For controllers and pilots alike, we depend on the various mechanisms available to reduce separation standards and expedite arrivals and departures in order to make the air traffic control system work efficiently. if we didn’t have access to the variety of visual IFR procedures or the option for VFR flight, the system would quite simply be overwhelmed. Where the breakdowns and inefficiencies occur, can often be attributed to a lack of awareness on the part of pilots or failure to take advantage of our options for combining IFR and VFR flight.

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 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, October 12

9am – 1pm

Saturday, November 2

9am – 1pm

Saturday, December 14

8am – noon

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

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

CERTIFICATES, RATINGS AND SOLOS

Congratulations on recent achievements at Sporty’s Academy

VIDEO TIP: PILOT’S GUIDE TO AIRPORT SERVICES

Most of your flight training will focus on the essentials of flying like stick and rudder skills, navigation and communicating on the radio. One item that’s often overlooked is what to do after landing on a cross-country flight and taxi up to the airport parking area. This week’s tip takes a look at the resources available to you at the FBO and some advice on how to take advantage of them.

 

 

Safe Flying!

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