Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Blog
Today is the deadline for filing your 2013 Federal Taxes. It's also two weeks until the FAFSA filing deadline for current students on May 1st, 2014. You MUST complete your FAFSA in order to receive next year's financial aid on time!
Tulsa resident Henry Miller, a former student and employee of Spartan College, recently reached a major life milestone. He turned 100 years old. And after all he's seen and done over the last century, he had one wish for his celebration: a ride in a Spartan C-3 biplane.
At the end of February, the Government Accountability Office published a 61-page report, “Aviation Workforce: Current and Future Availability of Airline Pilots”. Created in response to a request from Congress, the GAO’s report investigated claims of an airline pilot shortage—either in-progress, or on its way. The report concluded that there is “mixed” evidence for a shortage of pilots.
However, that’s only when looking at the overall picture. Major carriers on national routes have no trouble finding pilots—at least for the time being. Meanwhile, at the regional level, it’s a different story.
Get involved with your college and your community! Here's a rundown of student activities happening at Spartan College this week.
Have you filed your FAFSA for next year? We want to remind all current students that the 14/15 FAFSA will be due May 1st, 2014. You should file your 2013 federal taxes as early as possible. If you are considered (by the Department of Education) a dependent student, your parents should do the same. The 14/15 FAFSA is now available for completion on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov .
There are many ways to be involved with the exciting world of aviation. If you can’t become a pilot, you can become a mechanic and take care of the machines that make flight possible. In this article, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology looks at some of the personality traits, skills, and training you’ll need to consider if you want to become an aircraft mechanic.
It's the dreaded interview question. "So, what would you say are your weaknesses?" You don't want to ignore the question all together, but you also don't want to reply back with, "Well, I tend to miss deadlines a lot." Instead, you try to come up with an answer that sounds like a weakness but is really a strength, such as, "Sometimes I just work too hard -- I'm always coming in early and staying late."
Love to fly and love to read? You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to books. Many gifted aviators have also been gifted writers. Fuel your passion for aviation by reading about the experiences of these pilots in the following seven books.
Thinking of getting your pilot’s license, but not sure if you can do it? Maybe it would help if you knew Han Solo already has his. That’s right: Harrison Ford, best known for his roles in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies, is a certified pilot, with single- and multi-engine ratings as well as his instrument rating. He even has a helicopter license, and we hear he’s done the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs.
This article, presented by Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, lists some of the many celebrities past and present who have earned their wings.
People who love to fly love the adventure, the freedom, and the challenge of piloting a craft through the sky. They also love the great stories of aviators over the last hundred years. There are heroes, daredevils, great explorers—and mysteries. This article looks at six of aviation’s most tantalizing unexplained disappearances, sightings, and scary coincidences.