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.

Friday photo: Kevin Fontes first solo

The moment: First solo The pilot: Kevin Fontes The place: Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, OH The aircraft: Cessna 172 Skyhawk The memory: A very enjoyable and memorable...

UPDATED: FAA amends COVID-relief for pilots

The FAA amends SFAR for COVID relief June 26, 2020 - FAA announced amended SFAR 118-1 relief on Thursday, June 25 scheduled to publish in...

Free aviation zoom and iPhone backgrounds from Sporty’s

No one on your zoom chat wants to stare at your boring office wall. Stand-out on your next meeting and show off your aviation...

Friday photo: Brady Kannady first solo

The moment: First solo The pilot: Brady Kannady The place: Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, OH The aircraft: Cessna 172 Skyhawk The memory: The feeling of lifting off...
ATC controller

VFR Flight Following – a pilot’s guide

If “flight following” is a new term, don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s not exactly a staple in many Private pilot training programs and...

FAA From the Flight Deck Video Series

FAA's From the Flight Deck video series provides pilots with actual runway approach and airport taxiway footage captured with cockpit mounted cameras, combined with...

Friday photo: danger lurking behind the clouds

The moment: danger lurking behind the clouds The place: Near Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL), Asheville, NC The aircraft: Piper Aztec The memory: While I would have preferred...
Air Traffic Control room

TRACON Directory

On occasion, there may be a need to contact a Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility by phone. For IFR pilots, it's a convenient...

Friday photo: “clear above”

The moment: Breaking out on top The pilot: anonymous The place: Near Richmond Municipal Airport (KRID), Richmond, IN The aircraft: Piper Malibu Mirage The memory: There's nothing like...

Webinar video: Talk to an Air Traffic Controller

With Eddie Albert - Cincinnati Air Traffic Controller It’s not uncommon for pilots to have some fear of interacting with Air Traffic Control (ATC) often...