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.

Sporty’s webinar video: 20 questions to test your aviation knowledge

How much do you know about weather, airspace, aerodynamics, and flight planning? You’ll find out in this webinar video from Sporty's. The pilots at...

Friday photo: first flight after 23 years in the US Air Force

The moment: First flight after 23 year in the US Air Force The pilot: Eric Krouse (left) with instructor and friend Andrew The place: Gwinnett County...

Friday photo: Sam Stauss CFI checkride

The moment: Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) checkride The pilot: Sam Stauss The place: Clermont County Airport, (I69), Batavia, OH. The aircraft: C172 The memory: This occasion is fulfilling...

Webinar video: Flight Review – tips for getting current

Sporty's Academy Chief Instructor, Eric Radtke, shares insightful tips on knocking off the aviation rust and regaining your pilot currency. Topics include medical requirements,...

AIM updated – summary of Change 1

Aeronautical Information Manual Change 1 was recently published with updates taking effect January 30. Updates include: 1−1−12. NAVAIDS with Voice 4−2−14. Communications for VFR Flights 7−1−10. Inflight...

6 professional development tips for aspiring pilots

The aviation job market has never been stronger. As an aspiring professional pilot, the opportunities are limitless. As a result, enrollment in collegiate aviation...

Friday photo: helicopter solo, airplane solo and Private Glider all in the same day

A special congratulations on behalf of Sporty's and Student Pilot News to Frankie Fremont who celebrated a memorable 16th birthday by soloing a helicopter (R22), airplane (C172) AND earning his Private pilot glider all in the same day. Congratulations Frankie on an amazing feat!

AOPA Flight Training Scholarships

AOPA members are invited to apply for primary and advanced flight training scholarships, made possible through donations to the AOPA Foundation. Last year, 123...

Friday photo: Colin McGilvray commercial pilot checkride

Obtaining my commercial certificate was a big moment for me. Suddenly it seemed as if doors were opened for new opportunities and experiences. I look forward to the adventures and certifications still ahead.

Friday photo: autumn sunset over Kentucky

The moment: picturesque autumn sunset The place: northern Kentucky near Greater Cincinnati Regional Airport (KCVG) The aircraft: Cessna Citation The memory: Blanket of low overcast with the...