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GoldMethod test prep challenges, motivates

A new instrument pilot test prep system called GoldMethod uses a “dynamic persistence factor” to tailor questions to students and contains a gaming factor to motivate them, said master flight instructor Russ Still of Georgia-based OnlineGroundSchool.com. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Sporty’s ‘reinvents’ intro flight

Sporty’s Academy, the flight school arm of the online and brick-and-mortar pilot shop, announced a new plan for aspiring pilots to experience the joys of an introductory flight. Sporty’s Flight Experience bundles three flight simulator lessons, a Learn to Fly online course, and one hour of dual instruction in an airplane for $549. …read more

IFR Fix: No deviation, just confusion

A Boeing 737 Next Generation airliner was flying an RNAV arrival to San Francisco International Airport at 250 knots when an approach controller informed the crew that the aircraft had flown out of Class B airspace for about a mile, then flown back in. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Illinois offers waterfowl fly-in and photo shoot

If all goes well, the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) and the city of Havana, Illinois, will roll out the welcome mat to showcase what promises to be a one-of-a-kind migratory bird fly-in and photo shoot March 11. Every year tens of thousands of birds flying north for the warmer months take a break on an

Training Tips: Troubleshooting or shooting for trouble?

A single-engine Cessna is climbing just after takeoff when the engine skips a beat, then resumes normal operation. …read more Via:: AOPA