Authors Posts by Eric Radtke

Eric Radtke

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It was his first airplane trip at age seven that made Eric decide to become a pilot. "While boarding the airplane, a flight attendant noticed my interest in the flight deck and urged me to go talk to the pilot. I give a lot of credit to that pilot for my career choice." He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and went on to an airline career. Eric now heads Sporty’s flight school and directs the University of Cincinnati’s Professional Pilot Training Program. In addition, Eric serves as a Captain in Sporty’s corporate flight department.

Integrating Written Test Prep in Your Flight Training

As I’m sure you’re aware, your pilot certification is a multi-step process that will include a written testing component – similar to earning your...

Success in Flight Training – Take it One Step at a Time

Manageable Goals Makes it Fun and Keep you Focused Our extensive experience in aviation education; including more than 20 years managing our own flight school,...

Night Visual Approaches – Deserving of a Backup

You’re in the third hour of a cross-county flight which will push your landing in to the night hours. Your destination is a first time visit and ATC instructions will require a non-standard pattern to the unfamiliar airport. Or perhaps, arriving at a pilot-controlled airport, the temptation to fly a non-standard arrival is too great due to the lack of activity at this late hour. Sound realistic or something that has happened to you ?

Is Corrective Vision Surgery for you?

It's estimated that some 55% of civilian pilots use some form of vision correction, most notably, glasses or contact lenses.  But advances in corrective...

The future remains bright: airline travel to double

The FAA recently released its annual forecast projecting airline passenger travel will nearly double in the next 20 years. That means the future is bright for professional aviation and there's never been a better time to pursue your dream.

Learn to Fly Webinar

Watch the video recording of our popular "Get the most out of every flight lesson" webinar, presented by Sporty's Academy Chief Flight Instructor Eric Radtke and Vice President of Flight Education David Zitt. It's over an hour of tips and honest information.
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