Industry Groups Request GAO to investigate Pilot Shortage Many of the largest and most active aviation industry groups have come together to ask the Government Accountability Office (GAO) be directed to study what many are now calling “the looming pilot shortage.” These industry groups include the Regional Airline Association, National Business Aviation Association, National Air… Read more »
The Wall Street Journal reports the US Airlines face what could be the worst pilot shortage since the 1960’s. Next summer a Federal mandate kicks in that requires a minimum of 1,500 hours of flight experience (six times the current minimum) for newly hired pilots. This raises the cost and time to train new… Read more »
Robert Crognale Florida State College First Solo Cessna 172 Robert Crognale has his shirt tale cut off by his flight instructor Moi Hoang. The cutting of the shirt tail is an old pilot tradition for all first solos. It signifies that a student is capable of flying the aircraft without an instructor onboard.
Kent Mayers Florida State College First Solo Cessna 152 In the photo, Kent (left) is congratulated by his flight instructor, Moi Hoang.
Mark Boundy Florida State College at Jacksonville Commercial Pilot Single Engine Land Piper Arrow In the photo, Mark (left) is congratulated by his FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Duane Brown.
Tyrell Bradley Florida State College First Solo Cessna 152 In the photo, Tyrell (left side of photo) is congratulated by his flight instructor, John Miller.
Find out if you have the “right stuff” to be an airplane pilot Each flight consist of a 30 minute flight and a personal breifing before and after the flight with your personal flight instructor. Flights can be conducted in either the two seat Cessna 152 or the four seat Cessna 172 Skyhawk. Flights in… Read more »
Ryan Menze Florida State College at Jacksonville Commercial Pilot Single Engine Land Piper Arrow In the photo, Ryan (left side of photo) is congratulated by his FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Duane Brown.
John Miller Florida State College at Jacksonville Multi-engine Instructor Rating Piper Seminole In the photo, John is congratulated by FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Duane Brown. John is in the pilot uniform. John not only is working for Sunrise as a flight instructor but also utilizing his A&P license to fix the planes that he (and… Read more »
Andrew Walker Florida State College at Jacksonville Commercial Pilot Certificate Airplane Single Engine Land Piper Arrow The picture shows Andrew posing with his flight instructor, Eric Walker (no relation!). Andrew now starts working on his multi-engine rating and plans to be in Alaska by the end of July embarking on his career as a professional… Read more »