Student pilot Sanjay Sohan credits his mentor, David Maymon, for helping him follow his dream by helping establish a flight training scholarship and letting him log the necessary flight hours in his personal plane. "He loves aviation himself, which makes him such a great mentor," said Sohan.
Flight instructors Leon Basler and Raymond Monier will hold a free ground school course in Perryville, Mo., for anyone interested in learning about being a pilot. The course starts in January and will follow an approved curriculum provided by Sporty's Pilot Shop.
Garmin announced that its non-technical standard order (non-TSO'd) G5 electronic flight instrument, which earlier this year was approved for installation in many certified aircraft, has received additional authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
In May, Hawaiian Airlines will launch daily nonstop service on its new A321neo aircraft between San Diego International Airport and Maui's Kahului Airport. New summer flights are planned between Maui and Los Angeles; Honolulu and San Francisco; and Kona and Oakland, Calif., along with inaugural service between Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport and Tokyo's Narita International Airport.
Many US employers have started offering sabbaticals to employees, allowing workers to recharge, travel or acquire new skills. A study by eDreams found 75% of working Americans said they would like to take an extended break, and 53% cited the desire to escape the stress of work as a contributing factor.
If a co-worker is having a difficult time during the holidays, it's best not to tiptoe around the issue, according to grief experts. Resist the urge to compare experiences or vaguely offer help, and instead take action by lending a hand with a specific task or making a simple gesture, writes Monica Torres.
Air Canada will offer new flights next summer from Toronto Pearson International Airport to destinations around the world. Among the cities are Providence, R.I.; Omaha, Neb.; Zagreb, Croatia; and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
FedEx will spend $385 million on new package-sorting equipment for its hub at Indianapolis International Airport. The shipper anticipates the facility updates will create 125 new full-time jobs and 2,940 new part-time jobs.
American Airlines on Dec. 15 will launch a second daily flight between Miami and St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
American Airlines and JetBlue Airways have applied to the Department of Transportation for the right to offer more flights to Cuba.