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: Flight Simulators – What Pilots Need to Know about MSFS 2020, Honeycomb,...

We all know that flight simulators are capable of being a valuable flight training tool, but it's important to understand how to use the...

Updates to FAA written testing and handbooks

The FAA recently published its most recent installment of What's New and Upcoming in Airman Testing to highlight upcoming changes in testing standards, handbooks...

Exploring aerobatics will make you a better pilot

When most think of aerobatics, it elicits images of the world’s top airshow pilots and their dazzling performances at show center that seem to...

CFI Tips: rudder use

Instructors lament the continuous coaching of rudder use while pilots tire of hearing "more right rudder." But proper rudder use continues to be a...

Ready to transition to multiengine flying? Here’s how.

For any pilot on a professional career track, or for those looking to experience larger, faster, higher-flying aircraft, a multiengine rating on your Private...

UPDATED: COVID-relief expires

FAA COVID-19 RELIEF EXPIRES February 1, 2021 - FAA's most recent amendment (October 1, 2020) to COVID-19 relief for pilots extended certain pilot currency requirements,...

Friday photo: Alex Kruetzkamp Commercial pilot certification

The moment: Commercial pilot certification The place: Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, OH

The FAA introduces new research tool

The FAA introduced a new tool to make it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS). The Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS) is...

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:...