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.

Tips for navigating TFRs

Election season brings Presidential TFRs on short notice Election season is upon us which means a significant increase in presidential and vice-presidential travel and the...

What’s new in airman testing, September 2020

FAA recently published its September edition of “What’s New in Airman Testing” advising of recent and upcoming changes affecting the airman testing process. In...

New runway animation added to Runway Safety Pilot Simulator

The FAA recently released a new animated scenario to its Runway Safety Pilot Simulator.  This animation is installment three of a three part series...

Friday photo: valley fog

The moment: Morning valley fog in Kentucky The pilot: Bret The place: Near Gene Snyder Airport (K62), Falmouth, KY The aircraft: C182 Skylane The memory: One of my...

Friday photo: early morning departure

The moment: Beautiful cloud formation on this early morning departure The pilot: Eric Radtke The place: Jack Edwards Airport (KJKA), Gulf Shores, AL The aircraft: Piper Aztec The...

Friday photo: Rob Craig-Gray solo

The moment: My solo moment The pilot: Rob Craig-Gray The place: Millard Airport (KMLE), Omaha, NE The aircraft: Cessna 172 Skyhawk The memory: Always wanted to fly and,...

New simulation added to free Runway Safety Simulator

The FAA Safety Team has added a new simulation to the the Runway Safety Pilot Simulator at www.RunwaySafetySimulator.com. “The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface...

Free learning opportunities from Sporty’s virtual airshow month

While the summer wasn’t quite the same without EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Sporty’s celebrated the spirit of aviation with its very own virtual airshow month...

Friday photo: giving back

  The moment: Sharing a new aviation experience with my protege The pilots: Capt. Tyler Stargardt (right) and Nate Vucsko-Cameron The place: Visit to the tower The aircraft:...

Are you improving as a pilot?

Learning anything new is good for your brain. Whether it’s a new language, hobby or instrument, learning new skills stimulates neurons in your brain...