Sporty’s and flyGIRL launch 2023 scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 scholarship program sponsored by Sporty's and flyGIRL. The award is intended to give existing student pilots that boost toward first solo or that initial pilot certificate.

February is IFR month at Sporty’s

Throughout the month of February, Sporty’s will be celebrating IFR Month, a four-week focus on the challenges and rewards of instrument flying. In addition to special savings on pilot gear, Sporty’s will also offer a new YouTube video series.
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Richard Collins writing prize announced for young pilots

the writer must be a pilot (including student pilot) who is 24 years of age or younger. The article must be original, not previously published, and no longer than 1,500 words.
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Aircraft registrations now valid for 7 years

Effective this Monday, January 23, aircraft registrations are now valid for 7 years thanks to an amendment to the FAA Authorization Act of 2018 championed by Congressional Representative, Sam Graves (R-Mo.), who also serves as co-chair of the House General Aviation Caucus.

Grounding of flights reminds us of the importance of NOTAMs

Not far removed from the holiday chaos of Southwest Airlines cancelling more than 16,700 flights which reportedly could cost the airline nearly $1B, a different kind of chaos ensued Wednesday morning as the FAA grounded flights after the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system crashed.

FAA updates Aviation Weather Handbook

The FAA recently issued a new Aviation Weather Handbook, FAA-H-8083-28.…
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Avoiding adverse drug interactions

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FAA launches interactive Fact Book

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