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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.

Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) Change 3 Published

FAA recently published Change 3 of the AIM. Changes include a complete rewrite of Navaid service volumes (1-1-8). Significant changes include an updated explanation of Standard Service Volumes (SSVs), revised tables that incorporate new classes of VOR and DME, and new graphics depicting the new SSVs.

Friday photo: rays of sunshine

The moment: enjoying the morning rays of sunshine The place:...

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Friday Photo: Christmas delivery

The moment: loading my sleigh with gifts The place: Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, OH The aircraft: Cessna 172RG Cutlass The pilot: anonymous The memory: The next best thing...

Pilots must wait 48 hours after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

With the approval of the COVID-19 vaccinations from both Pfizer and Moderna, FAA recently published its policy with respect to FAA medical validity following...

AOPA Launches 2021 You Can Fly Scholarship Program

More than $1 million in flight training scholarships were awarded in 2020 as part of AOPA’s You Can Fly Scholarship program and the 2021...

Friday photo: early morning arrival

The moment: early morning arrival The place: Near Jacksonville Executive at Craig (KCRG), Jacksonville, FL The aircraft: Cirrus SR22 The pilot: anonymous The memory: Capturing this early morning sunrise...

Night flying refresher

The return to standard time, cooler temperatures, and shorter days may have you dreading the winter flying season, and already longing for spring. But...

Friday photo: night flight

The moment: first night flight of the season The place: Cincinnati Municipal Airport - Lunken Field (KLUK), Cincinnati, OH The aircraft: Cessna 172 The pilot: Nick Keene The...