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November 15, 2022

Rich Stowell Publishes Thesis

Master Instructor Digs in to the Fundamentals in Search of Deeper Understanding and Teaching

A new way of looking at the basics of flight has been published by one long established flight instructor, offering teachers a fresh approach to light aircraft. Master Flight Instructor Rich Stowell has put a cap on his research regarding the fundamental principles of flight instruction, publishing “The Nine Principles of Light Airplane Flying”.

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Flight Schedule Pro Integrates LogTen Tracking

Scheduling Software Adds Feature to Simplify Logbook Keeping for Students, Renters, CFIs Alike

Flight Schedule Pro has officially integrated its services with LogTen, enabling users of the system to seamlessly share flight data to their electronic logbook. The increasing popularity of the scheduling system with schools, clubs, and renters has lead to a string of improvements to the service, this time cutting down on redundant recordkeeping and time wastage. For instructors, the ability to keep easy, automatic track of student currency and progress is an extra boon.

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Victoria International Airport to Receive New Control Tower

All-New Construction Selected for Greater Efficiency, Capability While Retaining Airfield Activity

British Columbia's Victoria International is set to receive a new control tower, expected to open in 2026. The newer, energy efficient, LEED-certified piece will include a modern control cab with a wraparound view of the airport from 6 stories up. The improved height will help ATC staff see more of the airport environment, particularly helpful for future traffic flow and improved safety in ground operations. Construction will begin in 2023, with a 3-year build process projected to allow operation in 2026. 

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA32

(Pilot) Did Not Possess An Instrument Rating

On August 11, 2022, about 1805 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA32, N720RP, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Metz, West Virginia. The private pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot’s employer, the pilot and the passengers were congregants of the same church, and the flight was a planned day trip to conduct church business in Indiana.

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