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: 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:...

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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...

EAA kicks off Spirit of Aviation Week

This should have been AirVenture Oshkosh week - the greatest aviation show on earth. One week each year, for the past 67 years, Oshkosh,...

Friday Photo: Arashi Yamaguchi first solo

The moment: First solo The pilot: Arashi Yamaguchi The place: Clermont County Airport (I69), Batavia, OH The aircraft: Cessna 172 Skyhawk The memory: One of the most unforgettable...

Women in Aviation 2021 Scholarships

New scholarships posted weekly The 2021 Women in Aviation (WAI) scholarship program is open and members can review dozens of scholarships. Scholarships are being offered...

Friday photo: Kevin Fontes first solo

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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...