AOPA, Purdue University to develop aviation curricula

AOPA and Purdue University have announced a partnership to develop aviation STEM curricula for high schools across America. The program will be the first of its kind, offering students comprehensive four-year aviation study options that are aligned to rigorous math and science standards used in many states nationwide.

Source: aopaAOPA, Purdue University to develop aviation curricula

Aerialtronics, Neurala Make Inspection Drones Smarter

A dynamic duo – one part UAV company, one part software firm – wowed attendees at a European tech show last week with a new line of automated, smarter inspection drones. Last week, Dutch drone manufacturer Aerialtronics and Boston-based “deep-learning” software company Neurala demonstrated a “smart” model of Aerialtronics’ Altura Zenith UAV at the GPU […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsAerialtronics, Neurala Make Inspection Drones Smarter

Five Receive Master Instructor Designation In September

One Designated A ‘Master Emeritus’ Last Month Five instructors have renewed their Master Instructor designation in the month of September, while one was named a “Master Emeritus”. Master Instructors LLC said that all were accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority. All obtained their designation through the Master Instructor “Fluid Review” program online.
Source: aero newsFive Receive Master Instructor Designation In September

Sporty’s Takeoff App

A new approach to pilot proficiency

Don’t wait for your next Flight Review to get current – keep your flying skills sharp and stay up to date on the latest aviation trends with Sporty’s all-new Takeoff app. This fun and easy-to-use app delivers fresh aviation content to your iPad or iPhone every day, and allows you to customize topics to match your preferences. Get notified when new content is available, based on your flying skills and preferences; it’s perfect for new student pilots and experienced IFR pros alike.

Articles and videos are just the right length for on-the-go pilots, so you can get your:

  • Engaging video tips for pilots of all levels
  • Fun and educational articles by active pilots
  • Breaking aviation news and opinion
  • Stunning photos and downloadable wallpaper
  • Popular aviation podcasts
  • Interactive quizzes test your aviation knowledge

Download the app for free and get started today with a wide variety of videos and articles. For the ultimate aviation library, upgrade to Pro for just $59.99/year (or $9.99/month). Pro subscribers get access to exclusive content (over a dozen every month), plus an ad-free environment.

Works on iPad and iPhone; requires iOS 9 or higher.

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Source: SportysSporty’s Takeoff App

Viking, Bombardier Complete Amphibian Sale

Viking Air, of British Columbia, is now the owner of the type-design certificates for the line of amphibious aircraft formerly produced by Bombardier, the two companies announced today. The deal, which has been in the works since June, will also make Viking the main supporter for the 170 water bombers now flying, based in 11 countries around the world.
Source: avwebViking, Bombardier Complete Amphibian Sale

Regs OK Virtual Currency For Canada Pilots

Pilots in Canada can meet their requirements to stay current without ever getting into an actual airplane, under a rule exemption that was enacted by Transport Canada in August. The change will make pilot training more “cost effective and efficient,” officials at Transport Canada told The Globe in a statement. The agency also said the rules would not put public safety at risk. “Simulators offer pilots a realistic environment that accurately replicates the cockpit and electronic equipment and provides flight and ground-handling capabilities identical to those in an aircraft,” the statement said.
Source: avwebRegs OK Virtual Currency For Canada Pilots