Aviation Flight Training Scholarship Listings

Sporty’s Flight Training Central has compiled a list of those resources that contain hundreds of awards worth millions of dollars that can be applied to various phases of pilot training.

RAA scholarship application window now open

Regional Airline Association (RAA) is encouraging future generations to pursue aviation while helping to offset the financial burden placed on students during their education and training. To support that goal, RAA is awarding three (3) scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each.

Next week is EAA’s Learn to Fly Week

The inaugural EAA Learn to Fly Week will take place next week, May 15-20! Expert flight instructors and representatives from aviation organizations will present free and interactive webinars to help jumpstart your flight training journey.
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Learn to Fly Month at Sporty’s begins Monday, May 1

May is Learn to Fly Month at Sporty’s, a 31-day celebration of flight training designed to help new pilots achieve their aviation goals. In addition to savings on popular pilot gear, Sporty’s will launch a new YouTube video series, host a number of interactive webinars, post over two dozen articles, and even pay some FAA knowledge tests. 
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The FAA publishes AIM update – change 3 effective April 20, 2023

The FAA recently published Change 3 of the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) effective April 20, 2023. The updated AIM is available now in the Sporty’s online course portal at

FAA updates collision avoidance advisory circular

FAA has issued a new version of the Pilots’ Role in Collision Avoidance, AC90-48E, with new and recent examples where pilots have failed in this task. This revision to the AC incorporates additional information regarding pilot actions, procedures, Notices to Air Missions (NOTAM), and aircraft technology to mitigate the risk of a pilot causing or being involved in a ground collision, in-flight collision, or NMAC.

Changes to written testing coming April 24 and PHAK addendum published

Beginning Monday, April 24, the Private Pilot Airplane test time will be reduced from 150 minutes to 120 minutes (2 hours), and the Commercial Pilot Airplane test time will be reduced from 180 minutes to 150 minutes (2.5 hours).

FAA issues new SAFO amid multiple runway safety events

Amid a number of notable and high visibility runway safety events…

FAA adds airport testing Arrival Alert Notice System and new symbols for hotspots

An Arrival Alert Notice (AAN) helps bring attention to higher risk airports and creates situational awareness for pilots by providing a visual graphic of a wrong-surface landing hot spot at airports with a misalignment history.

Application window open for 2023 Southwest Airlines Scholarship

Applications are now open for the 2023 Southwest Airlines Scholarship…