Archive for November, 2011

Platinum’s CFII Jobs Include Cirrus Advanced IFR Training

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Cirrus SR22 - Platinum Aviation

Training now offered to new Cirrus CFIIs at Platinum Aviation

Platinum Aviation, with three locations in Florida, just announced it will provide Cirrus Advanced IFR transition training to CFII candidates with no prior Cirrus time.

According to Platinum Aviation’s vice president Kerry Hackney, “Platinum is now considering high time instructors that have no Cirrus time. If a CFII candidate is willing to invest in themselves and do the Cirrus Advanced IFR transition, I will work with them at my expense to make them a Cirrus instructor.”

According to the company, Platinum offers CFIIs much higher than normal pay, fully equipped air-conditioned aircraft, luxury training facilities, and a client base of successful business people. Platinum’s instructors often make long cross countries requiring some overnight trips. Hours are flexible.

Platinum Aviation is currently hiring CFIIs with a minimum of 1500 hours total time and 1000 hours instructing. Successful candidates must have a clean FAA record, basic computer skills, and a professional appearance.

To apply, please see Platinum Aviation’s CFII Jobs page on our site. Good luck!

American Flyers Open House in Houston Area – Check It Out

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

American Flyers flight school HoustonThe American Flyers Flight School in Spring, Texas will be hosting an open house and lunch on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The free event is designed to bring those with a curiosity about flying small airplanes to the David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport for tours and a presentation by a certificated flight instructor.

A training aircraft will be on display and guests are invited to tour the classrooms, flight line and flight simulators. And each guest that attends will be eligible to receive a certificate for two free hours of instruction in one of the flight simulators.

After the complimentary lunch, a flight instructor will conduct a free FAA WINGS seminar, covering cold-weather operations and considerations for any who are interested.

Lunch will be served at noon and American Flyers is located on the northeast side of the David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport at 20803 Stuebner Airline Road, Hangar 32, in Spring.

For more information, call 281-655-4500 or visit

Yavapai College / Guidance Students Get Turbine Transition Course

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Guidance Aviation Helicopter Training Arizona

Guidance Aviation Helicopter Training Arizona

On November 17, the new R66 Turbine (Jet) Helicopter program kicks off at Guidance Aviation, Prescott Municipal airport. The start of this program is being celebrated by Guidance Aviation staff, faculty and helicopter flight students in the Yavapai College – Guidance Aviation Professional Pilot Program – Helicopters.

John Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation states, “This is an important milestone not only for Yavapai College and Guidance Aviation, but also for Prescott and the State of Arizona. This Turbine Transition Program at Guidance Aviation is the very first turbine helicopter dedicated to a collegiate program in the state of Arizona.

Additionally, this jet powered helicopter is the type of aircraft that most students will be flying in industry once they graduate and begin their careers.  The R66  helicopter’s Rolls Royce turbine power plant provides increased reserved power and improved altitude performance.

Yavapai College and Guidance Aviation are very proud to share this development with the community.”

Guidance Aviation is the first FAA Part 141 High Altitude Helicopter flight training facility in the U.S., specializing in helicopter and airplane flight training.  The Yavapai College Professional Pilot Program, Helicopters, is VA Approved, Chapter 33 benefits for veteran helicopter flight training.

Learn more about Guidance Aviation Helicopter Training

Media Contact:
G Roginson
Guidance Aviation Marketing / PR
6565 Crystal Lane
Prescott, AZ. 86305
Tel: 928-443-9370

Flight Training in Dubai – Jeppesen Teams with EAC

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

jeppesen logoJeppesen, a unit of Boeing Flight Services, has entered into a new contract agreement with Dubai-based Emirates Aviation College to provide Jeppesen Training courses through the College, a leading aviation education facility in the region.  Jeppesen’s industry-leading ab initio pilot training courses will be provided for candidate Emirates Aviation College student pilot learning through the service agreement.

Boeing forecasts a global need for 460,000 new commercial airline pilots over the next 20 years.  Facing this expected future pilot demand, Jeppesen solutions help to address this aviation industry issue by providing vital training programs that incorporate new technologies and methods of learning that resonate with today’s student pilots.  Partnering with best in class flight schools allows for integration of Jeppesen training courses within established curriculum that is familiar for enrolled student pilots.

“It is a strategic collaboration between Emirates Aviation College and Jeppesen to offer the region’s first of its kind JAA ab initio pilot training program,” said Dr. Ahmad Al Ali, senior vice president, Emirates Aviation College.  “We have gathered the necessary tools, skills, support and expertise to offer training to produce the highest quality pilots for the industry to assist in meeting the future demand for highly skilled professional airline pilots.”

“Jeppesen is working toward addressing the pressing pilot shortage the aviation industry is facing by creating interactive training programs that are highly effective in preparing the next generation of pilots and technicians for the demands of the profession,” said Thomas Wede, Jeppesen senior vice president and general manager, Aviation.  “Our partnership with Emirates Aviation College is a shining example of integrating Jeppesen ab initio training programs with top institutions of aviation learning to provide today’s students and tomorrow’s pilots with a foundation of knowledge needed for success.”

For more information on the Jeppesen total training solution suite offered for certified flight instructors, flight training organizations and universities, please visit  For more information on the industry-leading navigation, operations, training and optimization solutions provided by Jeppesen, please visit

Media Contact:
Brian Rantala

Avion Jet Center Holiday Party – Food, Fun, and Fuel Prizes!

Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Avion Jet Center

Avion Jet Center - Orlando

I would like to personally invite each and every one of you, as well as your family and friends to our exciting new meet and greet event.  It’s a festive evening of fun and holiday cheer for the whole family. We will have an arts, crafts, and game section for your children; as well as food, music, and raffle prizes.

  • When? Sunday November 20th from 3-7 PM
  • Where? 2841 Flightline Avenue Sanford, FL 32773

Meet, Greet, and Eat!

  • Traditional American food
  • Music
  • Games
  • Raffling FREE Jet & Av Gas Fuel & FREE Flight lessons
  • Fun for the whole family

There will be raffling for free fuel and there will also be a monthly drawing for Air-boaters to enter and win 20 gallons of 100 LL fuel. Come on down all Jets, Planes, and Air Boat enthusiasts, as well as flight students! Welcome all!
No purchase necessary to attend or enter raffles and win prizes.

Thank you again for your time and attention. We look forward to seeing you at our event.

Morgan Elizabeth McElroy
Director of Marketing
Avion By Quinn
Office:  (407) 585-6303
Fax:     (407) 585-6318

Platinum Aviation Hiring Experienced Cirrus CFIs

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Cirrus aircraft over Florida

Platinum Aviation is looking for career CFIs with Cirrus experience

Platinum Aviation Training is seeking experienced flight instructors to join our instructional staff at all three Florida locations. We insist on a very high standard of knowledge from our instructors, both on the FAA basics, but also the Cirrus Aircraft and scenario based training methods we use. We offer much higher than normal pay, beautiful, fully equipped air-conditioned aircraft to fly, luxury training facilities to work in and a client base of successful business people to train. Our instructors often make long cross countries with our customers, so some overnights are required. Hours are flexible.

We are looking for career flight instructors. We have created an environment and pay scale to allow you to earn a real living as a flight instructor and have a much better life than that of a corporate or airline pilot. Our client base is very upscale and many of them buy their own aircraft, from the Cirrus to Pilatus, Meridians, Mustang Jets and others. Most buy new.

Platinum is the only Cirrus Training Center to offer the entire Cirrus product line. We currently have three locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach.

Platinum Aviation is in a rapid expansion phase. All expansion is funded internally. Platinum Aviation is completely debt free.

The requirements for consideration are:

  • Minimum of 1500 total time
  • Minimum of 1000 hours instruction given
  • 250 Hours Cirrus time and knowledge of at least one Cirrus aircraft variant
  • Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot preferred (not required)
  • Real world cross country experience preferred
  • Must be neat and presentable with a professional appearance.
  • Must possess basic computer skills – Apple preferred
  • Must have a clean FAA record with no accidents or incidents

If you think you are one of the best instructors and want to teach with the leader in Cirrus training, please contact Platinum Aviation today.

Free Helicopter Lesson – If You Like Hot Dogs

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Whirlybird Helicopter training

Winner will receive a free 1/2 helicopter lesson

Whirlybird Helicopters and Lucky Duck Aviation invite you to the the 1st annual Dog Fight hot dog eating competition and fundraiser, Saturday November, 12th at 1pm at the Ogden Airport in Ogden, Utah. All entry fees will be donated to one of the two high schools you choose or both.

This is two competitions in one. Both competitions are held at the same time and you can compete in both if you qualify. This year we will have Ogden and Ben Lomond High Schools battling it out for the overall cash prize. The cash prize will be presented to the wining school.

The Second competition is the individual competition. Individuals will compete against the clock to see who can eat the most hot dogs in five minutes. The winner will win a free half hour instrcution flight or half hour tour for two. Along with the flight there will be several gift certifcates dontaed by our sponsors. Keep up to date on the donated prizes on our Facebook page.

Get more information including rules

Learn more about Whirlybird Helicopters

Need a Type Rating? Check Out Pan Am’s New Site

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

type rating courses - Pan Am

Pan Am offers many different type ratings inluding B737and A320

Pan Am International Flight Academy, an aviation leader in training worldwide, announced today the launching of their new website.

Pan Am representative, Gregory Darrow, Senior Director of Sales & Marketing introduced the new site to a small group of customers and guests at the company’s Miami International Airport headquarters and told the group: “The launch of this new website and the fresh new look and feel…more accurately reflects our company’s commitment to provide the latest and most comprehensive airline training programs, services and capabilities found anywhere.”

Mr. Darrow added: “The company has experienced a significant amount of changes and incredible growth over the last few years and management felt it was time to step up our online presence. New customers have gone to our website in the past to learn more about type ratings, flight attendant training, dispatcher training, ATC training, and there just wasn’t the kind of information we wanted. So we fixed it!”

The new website is found at the companies original web address of and includes a more comprehensive menu of services and the latest information on training courses offered, fully interfacing with the company’s large aircraft simulator fleet and Pan Am training locations.

In addition to the new organization of core course information, the newly branded site includes: enhanced customer online payments in a secured portal; Viral social media integration with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and even Blogs connecting visitors to each other and to shared social pages; the latest aviation news in a homepage ticker; a resource and hotel guide for visitors to any of Pan Am’s training centers; and added features to the TSA/VISA application resource pages.

Mr. Darrow concluded: “Clients, especially our national and overseas Airline customers will appreciate the information contained in this new site and find Pan Am capable of just about anything they would need—from crew training or simulator leasing, to aircraft test and delivery/ferry services. We pride ourselves in being capable and flexible to fulfill any request. Our new site testifies to that…”

Pan Am International Flight Academy is one of the largest and most experienced aviation pilot and flight attendant training organizations tracing its training heritage back to the earliest days of flight. The company has over 80 full-flight simulators located in 6 major metropolitan areas throughout the U.S., with additional training centers in Europe and Asia. They offer a complete menu of training programs for individuals, airlines, and governments including the ever popular 737 Type Rating and A320 Type Rating courses. Stop on by our new website and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

Note:  Pan Am International Flight Academy is willing to provide additional information and interviews.

Contact:  Gregory Darrow
Home:    303-394-2118

Spartan Deploys Full-Motion Flight Sim

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology logo

Spartan has been training professional pilots for more than 80 years

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology added a flight simulator to its curriculum almost a year ago and the new device has proven to be very successful. Redbird, the Advanced Aviation Training Device, has increased student learning and enhanced flight skills as a whole for students. The Redbird Advanced Aviation Training Device has many features including visuals that wrap around and a customizable cockpit that is fully enclosed.

The cockpit can be configured as a Cessna 172 aircraft with traditional gauges or as a 172 with the latest Garmin FMX1000 glass panel cockpit. Redbird’s simulator is a flexible training system and can also be outfitted to replicate a Piper Seminole twin-engine aircraft, the type Spartan uses for advanced pilot training.

Jeremy D. Gibson, CEO/President of Spartan College, has expressed his excitement over the Redbird, stating that it flies like a real airplane. To see further comments from Mr. Gibson, you can visit

Instructors can use a laptop computer to simulate many types of aircraft and weather problems while the students are experimenting with the Redbird flight simulator. Students become so engrossed and involved in the movement of the simulator, they sometimes forget that it is actually a simulator!

Other training features of the Redbird Advanced Aviation Training Device include:

  • Portable instructor panel software
  • Training that is based on scenarios
  • Mission database that is user-customizable
  • Quick-change configurations for cockpit layout
  • Unique pilot key system
  • Complete airport and terrain databases
  • Maximum 40 degree roll, 50 degree pitch, and 60 degree yaw

Redbird Flight Simulations got started in 2006 with a goal to make simulators available to the  general aviation industry. Redbird delivers advanced, reliable, and high-quality training devices to colleges, universities, flight schools, and pilots all over the world.

Redbird has grown to be the most innovative simulator provider in the flight industry; Redbird has over 300 devices in service all over the world. One of the reasons that Redbird has been so successful is the fact that the price is affordable for colleges, universities, and others. Redbird provides high-quality service and support for its customers. Redbird Advanced Aviation Training Device is a simulator product on the leading edge and of the highest quality. For more information about Redbird, you can visit

Learn more about Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology


Want to Rent a Cirrus?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) November 01, 2011

Pilot performing a pre-flight inspection of a Cirrus aircraft

Pilot performing a pre-flight inspection of a Cirrus aircraft

The leader in the Cirrus Aircraft Partner Network, Platinum Aviation adds yet another Cirrus Aircraft training and rental center to it’s growing network. The newest flight training facility is located at the Palm Beach, North County Airport (F45) adjacent to the Landmark Aviation FBO and will offer Cirrus Aircraft rentals, Cirrus transition training and flight training. Now residents of Palm Beach will have convenient access to the same high quality flight instruction and Cirrus Aircraft rental enjoyed at Platinum’s other facilities in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Platinum Aviation has created a unique type of flight training facility, very different from traditional “flight schools”. Platinum provides its clients access to late model, fully equipped, well maintained, high performance aircraft and training from the most experienced, professional Cirrus flight instructors, all in an upscale environment. Pilots that are checked out to fly Platinum’s Aircraft can access them at any of their three locations. Platinum’s customers use the aircraft for their business and personal travel needs avoiding all of the hassle and uncertainty associated with airline travel today.

Leaseback opportunities for Cirrus SR20, SR22 and SR22 turbo aircraft are available for those interested in participating in Platinum’s aircraft leaseback program. For additional information on leasebacks, contact Kevin McAndrews, Platinum’s Director of Sales at 954-202-5995.

Platinum Aviation Training is a Platinum Aviation Holdings company. Platinum Aviation Holdings is a South Florida based family of companies dedicated to serving the needs of the newest Technologically Advanced Aircraft market. Platinum was originally founded as a unique flight training facility to train those that only wanted to learn to fly the latest, best-equipped aircraft available and learn from flight instructors that were the best in the industry. That original concept has grown into a full service company that now includes flight training, aircraft rentals, aircraft maintenance, aircraft sales and an aviation related film and video production company with locations at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport, Miami’s Opa Locka Executive airports and now at Palm Beach’s North County Airport. For additional information, contact the company at 954-202-5995 or see its website,