Education

May 7, 2008 - 7:05am

Eclipse Aviation introduced an in-house mandatory training program for customers of its Eclipse 500 very light twinjet that includes pilot qualification and supplemental training by the University of North Dakota aerospace department. Jet-transition and type-rating courses will be provided free of charge with each Eclipse 500 purchased. A mandatory type-training admission evaluation will cost between $500 and $750.

May 2, 2008 - 5:58am

Eurocopter last month signed cooperation agreements with two Chilean universities. Within the framework of a project called Edu-Copter, the OEM signed two complementary agreements with the Adolfo Ibañez Business University and the Aeronautics Sciences Academy from the Federico Santa Maria Technical University.

May 2, 2008 - 5:51am

Cutting Edge Helicopter Training School opened its doors to student pilots in Derry, Northern Ireland, in late March. Jason Porter, owner of Cutting Edge Helicopters, is employing two Robinson R22s and one R44. There are two instructors and one examiner. According to Porter, the training environment features a steady flow of commercial traffic and a range of instrument procedures.

May 2, 2008 - 5:44am

A former instructor at bankrupt and defunct helicopter school Silver State Helicopters has opened his own flight school in New Braunfels, Texas. Derrick Smith opened Veracity Aviation two weeks after Silver State’s collapse in February. The school operates one Robinson R22 and has eight students.

April 16, 2008 - 10:31am

With the opening of its new 67,000-sq-ft training center in Orlando, Fla. last October, Pan Am International Flight Academy underscored its intention to further expand into the business of simulator training for business aviation.

April 14, 2008 - 10:24am

Effective July 11 the Cincinnati Class B airspace was reconfigured to eliminate the portion of the airspace over Claremont County Airport (area G), expand the lateral limits of area C, reduce the lateral limits of area F and raise the upper limit of the entire Class B airspace from 8,000 ft msl to 10,000 ft msl.

March 31, 2008 - 9:44am

Some FlightSafety International students will start evaluating a prototype biometric student identification card at the company’s facility in Vero Beach, Fla., where much foreign-airline ab initio training is conducted. The card, developed by the National Air Transportation Association, contains a photograph and fingerprint of the student.

March 7, 2008 - 4:35am

The latest iteration of what was the Visionaire Vantage single-engine jet still has a pulse, although progress has slowed considerably. The twin-engine EV-20 design is now in the hands of engineering students at Iowa State University.

March 4, 2008 - 5:42am

Danielle Vezina, aviation maintenance coordinator for Daniel Webster College, is the first aviation professional in the U.S. to be credentialed as a certified aviation maintenance engineer.

February 27, 2008 - 5:23am

Raylene Alexander, a professor at Kansas State University-Salina, has created a mentoring program for female airframe and powerplant students in the

 
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