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2014-04-10 12:20:36

Special Needs Kids Step into Shoes of TransPac Pilots for Thrill and Challenge of Flight PHOENIX, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, April 12(th), at Goodyear Municipal Airport, three TransPac Aviation Academy pilots will participate in the Sky Kids' Third Annual Fly Day. The pilots - David Morse, Travis Trexler and Amanda Wright - will be taking 120 eager kids with special needs such as cancer and cerebral palsy up in the air as a part of a group of 20 volunteer pilots all...

2014-04-08 12:21:32

Twenty Five Chinese Students Master the Rigors of Year-Long US Pilot Training Program Concentrating on Safety PHOENIX, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After 12 months of books, homework, aviation English lessons, and flying under all kinds of conditions and flight simulations at TransPac Aviation Academy, 25 Chinese students have earned their way to become pilots in China and worldwide. On April 10(th) at 10 am, the Chinese students will receive their graduation certificates and their...

2014-03-14 23:00:58

Women represent only 6% of the pilot population, a number that has remained the same for nearly a century. Calhoun Air Center aims to change that statistic. Victoria, TX (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Over 450 girls and women of all ages took to the skies the week of March 3rd – 9th with the pilots of Calhoun Air Center. This marks the fourth year the air center has taken part in Women of Aviation Worldwide (WOAW) Week. WOAW aims to foster diversity in aviation by celebrating history, raising...

2014-03-11 12:21:08

NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wings Club, recognized as the most premier aviation club in the world, and IAWA (International Aviation Women's Association) will honor Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, former Air Show Pilot and United States Air Force Test Pilot with the fifth annual Outstanding Aviator Award. Created to recognize airmen and airwomen whose actions have made major contributions to aviation and/or security and serve as leadership role models, the presentation of...

2014-03-03 16:20:58

Young Pilots Take Aviation, Culture, and Life Lessons Back to Chinese and Other Asian Airlines PHOENIX, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TransPac Aviation Academy, the largest training facility of its kind with 400 annual graduates, is pleased to announce the graduation of 29 students today. Hainan Airlines and West Air 2 Airlines are supporting the students. TransPac, a school with one of the safest flight records of any program of its kind in the US according to the National...

2014-02-28 20:20:07

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224 today commended the United States Government Accountability Office's (GAO) on report findings contained in its February 2014 Aviation Workforce report, "Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "The GAO report confirms our members' experiences and what they have known for a long time," said Capt. Daniel...

2014-02-28 08:21:04

DALLAS, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is joining numerous pilot groups across the United States along with Airlines for America to battle against Norwegian Air International's application to the Department of Transportation that would provide them the ability to circumvent labor laws of their home country. SWAPA's opposition is contradicted by the Port of Oakland who has chosen to support the Norwegian Air International...

2014-02-28 08:20:13

DALLAS, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is joining numerous pilot groups across the United States along with Airlines for America to battle against Norwegian Air International's application to the Department of Transportation that would provide them the ability to circumvent labor laws of their home country. SWAPA's opposition is contradicted by the Washington Airports Task Force who have chosen to support the Norwegian Air...

2014-02-28 08:20:11

DALLAS, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is joining numerous pilot groups across the United States along with Airlines for America to battle against Norwegian Air International's application to the Department of Transportation that would provide them the ability to circumvent labor laws of their home country. SWAPA's opposition is contradicted by Mayor Buddy Dyer, The Orlando International Airport, Orange County and the...

2014-02-12 08:22:03

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt today announced amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations which will set the groundwork for the introduction of the Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL), extend the validity period of medical certificates associated with certain pilot licences and modify the requirements regarding credits of co-pilot flight time. Industry groups, including training organizations, pilot associations, unions and operator associations, have...