Lycoming Engines announced a redesign of its Engine School and the 2019 training schedule. The training program is now a single class, 5-day course that blends content from both prior courses, which focused on engine theory and disassembly/reassembly. The intent of the redesign is to make it easier for individuals to attend the training in a single week format. Continue reading "Lycoming's 2019 Engine School Dates"
Garmin released its expanded pilot training opportunities for 2019 to include additional classes throughout the United States and more instructor-led courses. These training classes are available for the G3X Touch, GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight display systems, Garmin Integrated Flight Decks, and the GWX aviation weather radar. These training opportunities provide pilots with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors. Continue reading "Garmin's 2019 Aviation Training Events"
Garmin announced the addition of several aviation webinars through the end of the year. Ranging from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost avionics solutions, these free webinars offer pilots and customers with a broad overview of the latest Garmin has to offer, while also providing a general operational overview of its vast product line. Continue reading "Garmin Aviation Webinars for Fall/Winter 2018"
Garmin announced expanded pilot training opportunities for 2018 to include additional classes throughout the United States. Instructor-led training classes are available for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500/G600 glass flight display systems, and all Garmin Integrated Flight Decks. Supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available, and additional training for the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G3X Touch series will be added later in the year. These new training opportunities and locations provide pilots with varying levels of experience a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are hosted at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kan., and include a factory tour, lunch and a Kansas City BBQ dinner. Continue reading "Garmin announces new 2018 classroom pilot training classes"
There are a few fundamentals when it comes to aviation weather that many pilots never really get taught. These have nothing to do whatsoever with dew points, adiabatic lapse rates, winds aloft, or convective activity. No, these fundamentals relate to what we do with the information we obtain--the decision-making process that determines how we manage risk. Decision-making when it comes to weather is one at in which we stay alive. Continue reading "Ahhh...Weather"
I guess it's a Monday Aviation Journalist thing - time to get grumpy and complain. Over on our sister publication, AVweb, Rick Durden is stomping out Old Wive's Tails and Bertorelli is complaining about what constitutes a "Game Changer" in aviation... I want to talk about this continued fascination with the "Impossible Turn" - turning back to your departure runway after an engine failure on take-off. I see this discussion come up over and over on internet forums, despite the fundamental thing we teach flying students, which is DON'T DO IT! Continue reading "We Keep Killing People..."