ACP160 NIFA, Networking, and Recurrent Training

by CarlValeri on November 20, 2017

It has been a few weeks since we last spoke and much has happened. As many of you know I was away doing two very important things in my career, giving back and moving forward. By giving back to the aviation community I volunteer as the coach for the flight team at Polk State College.

We recently spent a week in Auburn, Alabama competing in the Region 9 Safecon. What is Safecon? What is NIFA? And how does it affect my career? Well, I’m glad you asked. We will discuss this shortly.

Announcements:

Remember to visit Facebook.com/AviationCareersPodcast to see where we will be and when you will have a chance to meet me or one of our co-hosts. Our next planned event is January 24th to 27th, 2018 at the US Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. Remember to check facebook since we may have some last minute events pop up.

The new 2018 Scholarships guide will be published soon. One thing we did not expect is how many people like the online directory. We heard your feedback and will be offering an online directory but as a separate website with stronger search capability. Stay tuned for new details. In the meantime, you can still purchase the book online at Amazon and in the iTunes. Store. Visit AerospaceScholarships.com to learn more about how you can purchase the guide.

NIFA, Safecon, and Recurrent Training:

  • What Is NIFA?
  • What is Safecon?
  • Polk State Flight Team Results.
    • 8th place ground trainer Andrew Costello.
    • 3rd place tie Clay Whatley and Andrew Costello Preflight Inspection.
    • 9th place Computer Accuracy Marshall Richmond.
    • 7th place Computer Accuracy Clay Whatley.
    • 9th place Simulated Comprehensive Aircraft Navigation Clay Whatley.
    • Message Drop:
      • 3rd place Tyler Moore and Marshall Richmond.
      • 2nd place Marshall Richmond and Zack Martin.
    • Navigation:
      • 10th place Jake Sikora and Ismael J. Jimenez
    • Power Off Landing:
      • 3rd place Tyler Moore.
  • Visit Polk State Flight Team Page at https://www.facebook.com/pscflightteam/
  • Why it is important to involve yourself in more than just flying to move forward in your career.
  • Networking at target rich environments.
  • Recurrent Training and how it affects the rest of your career.

Pick Of the Week:

FAR AIM 2018

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Accelerated Flight Training is one of our most requested topics for this podcast. In this episode, we discuss the pro’s and con’s of accelerated flight training plus receive an update from a friend of the podcast Dan Freeman. Dan is the Host of Accelerated Flight School Podcast where he describes his career change and training experience. Currently Dan is a flight attendant with a major airline and has many years of experience in the air and now in the cockpit.

Announcements:

I will be at the Region 9 NIFA Safecon event at Auburn University. Since I will be gone for the week we may not publish a podcast but stay tuned since we may have a special episode live from Auburn!

In This Episode, We Discuss Accelerated Flight Training as well as:

  • An update on Dan’s progress since he was on the show in episode 140. The advantages of accelerated flight training
  • The disadvantages of accelerated flight training
  • What recruiters think
  • Finding a job after you finish with one of the programs
  • Working as a CFI at an accelerated school
  • How to find accelerated training in your area?

Pick Of the Week:

Polk State Flight Team

Learn more about College Flight Teams and the history of the competition.

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