Sporty’s updates Instrument Rating Course

Sporty’s has released the 2018 version of its Instrument Rating Course, which includes “significant” updates and new content, according to company officials. Customers start by riding along on a real-world IFR flight to Chicago Midway to learn about the preparation, flying skills, communications, navigation techniques, and instrument approach skills necessary for the flight. The 2018 […]

F-104 flight training takes off at Kennedy Space Center

American businessman John Rost has become the first to complete a new FAA-approved F-104 flight training program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The new civilian astronaut training program for licensed pilots is offered exclusively by commercial space marketing company Infinity Space, Inc. Ground school and in-flight instruction is provided by Starfighters, Inc., operators […]

University adds Ascend 172 to fleet

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Eastern Michigan University Aviation has acquired an Ascend 172 from Suburban Aviation for use in its pilot education program. The Ascend 172 is a remanufactured Cessna Skyhawk that has been updated to “nearly new” status with state-of-the-art avionics, new paint, interior and components by Yingling Aviation of Wichita, according to Yingling officials. EMU […]