Whirly-Girls scholarship deadline approaches

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The applications for the 2017 scholarships are here!

THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1, 2016.

The Whirly-Girls, International Women Helicopter Pilots is offering three new scholarships: the Garmin GTN and G500/600 Course scholarship, the Night Flight Concepts Night Vision Goggle Initial Pilot Qualification scholarship, and the Robinson Helicopter R66 Safety Course scholarship. The group also offers 10 additional scholarships. Applications cost $50 and are due Oct. 1. For more information and to download the scholarship applications, visit the Whirly-Girls website.
http://www.whirlygirls.org/wg-scholarships

May-June-2016-FAA-Safety-Briefing

The May/June 2016 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the rapidly changing world of technology and the important role it plays in general aviation safety. Articles in this issue cover everything from unmanned aircraft to commercial space operations, to how the FAA helps champion the power of technology in making flying safer and more efficient. We also discuss some of the possible pitfalls of technology, including its ability to distract and disrupt our decision-making skills.

Feature articles include:

  • Welcome to the William J. Hughes Technical Center – The Happiest Place in Aviation Tech! (p 8),
  • eLogbook Logistics – Considerations for Moving from Paper Log to Digital Login (p 11),
  • X-Ray Vision and Alphabet Soup – Decoding GA Vision Systems (p. 25)

The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/

 

Van Nuys Airport in particular has had an undue amount of Recent Runway Incursions! Will YOU be Next? Avoid getting requested to call the tower, or worse: an accident.

Taking some time to review the currently used Airport Taxiway and Runway Signs and Markings, as well as the Required Communications and your Pilot Responsibilities might be a good idea.

Speaker(s): Stelios Rapis, Chief Pilot / Owner Chrysler Aviation, Richard Mend CFI-AIM-ATP

Location: Rotor F/X, 16644 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys CA – KVNY big blue hangar
Time: 9Aam – 11am
Contact: Richard Mend for Reservations (818) 636-1021
E-mail: mendaviation@sbcglobal.net

FREE EVENT! ** BRING NOTE PAD & PEN **
FLY IN OK!

A great way to enrich your child’s life. Besides the adventure and excitement of flight that we all know, studies show students involved in flight training achieve significantly higher grades in education. This is  especially true in math, physics, science and geography. It also breeds a maturity and responsibility that few other activities can offer. Your child and their teachers will thank you.