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Fixed Wing Flight Training Southern California Wine Country

Fixed Wing Flight Training

To All,

Aviation industry and business publications are sounding an alarm about a growing crisis in the airline industry – a shortage of qualified pilots. Furthermore, the pilot shortage is anticipated to endure well into the foreseeable future. Furthermore, the pilot shortage is happening at a time of unprecedented growth in the airline industry. The latest Boeing forecast predicts that the worldwide fleet of aircraft will more than double in the next 20 years, while the worldwide pilot pipeline is proving insufficient to the task of creating new pilots to crew not only current, but future aircraft.

Due to the Pilot Shortage, SkyWest Airlines is partnered with Upper Limit Aviation through their Pilot Pathway Program. Students attending ULA become part of the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program while pursuing their ratings and commercial license. Graduates get preferential treatment over other job candidates and a guaranteed interview with SkyWest.

ULA is also partnered with Charter College which provides online Associates and Bachelors of Science degrees in Aviation Science and Professional Pilot. Students often work at ULA while completing their online college degree. In the next couple of months Charter College expects to have their re-accreditation process completed. At that time, you should be able to enroll with Charter aviation https://chartercollegeaviation.com/locations/upper-limit-aviation and apply for FASFA and student loans. Please feel free to contact the Aviation Director, Kyle Beebe with any questions. Kyle.beebe@prospecteducation.com

Please review our information and feel free to contact us with any questions as you navigate this process. We welcome you to visit one of our locations for a tour of the facility and to meet directly with staff. Thank you for considering ULA for your training needs.

Have a wonderful holiday season.

All the Best,

Lois Reid



Hey You High Rollers!!!!

1963 Studebaker
Avanti R2 Supercharged


Rare and desirable supercharged Avanti R2 in its original colors with matching-numbers engine and four-speed manual transmission.



Our featured 1963 Avanti is a genuine and highly desirable, numbers matching R2 4-speed example that has received a great deal of restoration work, with careful attention paid to preserving original and correct components. The car has seen regular, sympathetic use and maintenance and remains in wonderful order. Copies of the original build sheets and dealer invoices confirm this car's correct, original specification (supercharged, floor shift four speed manual). Finished in its original colors of turquoise over a handsome turquoise and beige interior, this is a super-attractive example of Studebaker's most famous car. The fiberglass body is straight and free of typical waves and warping that sometimes afflicts these cars, while the gaps and panel fit are consistent and even. Paint work, in the original Turquoise, is very well presented and the car rides on with proper factory steel wheels fitted with the signature Avanti polished wheel covers and wrapped with proper narrow whitewall tires.............

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Offered at: $77,500

Interesting Idea

International News JD.com wants drone network for Canada's west coast China's JD.com is working on plans to bring a drone network to Canada's west coast that could airlift seafood from east coast processing plants to the airport to reduce land-haul costs. CEO Richard Liu met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss the opportunity of using delivery drones that stretch from China to Canada.

iPad Technology

traca Technology on WingX Pro7 — another iPad first!
From the company that brings innovation to EFBs — first with ADS-B Weather and Traffic, Split Screen, GPWS, Synthetic Vision and more. WingX Pro7 with our patent-pending traca™ Technology changes flight planning forever. Web: hiltonsoftware.com Facebook: hiltonsoftware.com/fb

Drones from Falcons???

Air Force-backed researchers developing drones inspired by falcons
The US Air Force has backed research in the UK focused on developing drones modeled on the peregrine falcon's prey-tracking abilities. "We think that the finer details of how peregrines operate could certainly find application in small drones designed to remove other drones from protected airspace," said Oxford University's Graham Taylor, leader of the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Drive (12/5) 
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Pilot Insurance

Is there anything more important than protecting your Family? — As a pilot you must be certain you have the right life insurance coverage and that it covers you for all of your aviation activities. Pilot Insurance Center will find you that policy at the right price. We are pilots that specialize in aviation life insurance. — PilotInsurance.com or 800-380-8376.

Yankee Stadium enhancements include five bifold doors from Schweiss Doors

The AT&T door is clad in wood and tile, so when closes, it blends into the façade and closed off the bar and TV area inside.

FAIRFAX, Minn., Dec. 4, 2017 – The famous old Yankee Stadium was nicknamed “The House That Ruth Built,” acknowledging Babe Ruth, the legendary baseball icon whose prime years coincided with the stadium’s opening and a great run of World Series teams in the 1920s and 1930s.

In 2006, construction started on a new $2.3 billion stadium adjacent to the historic Bronx ballpark, which closed in 2008, giving way to the new stadium at the start of the 2009 season.

Any of the Yankees legends, including Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Roger Maris or Mickey Mantle, would be thrilled to step into the batter’s box at the new park, which underwent numerous enhancements during the months leading up to the 2017 season. Among the retrofit improvements are five bifold liftstrap designer doors from Schweiss Doors.

The largest of the custom doors measures 27 feet, 5 inches wide and 11 feet, 4 inches tall. Two more doors are 23 feet, 4 inches by 9 feet, two inches, and two more measure 21 feet, 10 inches by 9 feet, 2 inches. All five doors are fitted with electric photo eye sensors, black liftstraps, manual latches and alike-keyed opening and closing switches. Four doors are clad in a high-tech brushed aluminum to blend in with the façade whether the doors are open or closed.

One of the stadium doors performs at the AT&T Sports Lounge at the mezzanine level on the leftfield line. The AT&T door is clad in wood and tile on the outside and when it’s closed, you can’t tell it’s an operational door. Two additional concession/bar areas, with two doors each set at right angles, are located in the right-center field and left-center field areas on the Triple Zero level.

Hunters Roberts Construction Group of New York, was awarded the off-season enhancement project. The company also performed design/build services to construct three 5,000-space parking garages at the new stadium facility. Hunter Roberts has led some of the most complex projects on the East Coast.

Paul Wassenbergh, senior project manager and director of interiors preconstruction for Hunter Roberts, was part of the Construction Management team that procured and managed the installation of the doors. The actual installation work was performed by AJ Garage Door & Service of Oakdale, N.Y. Exterior cladding was applied to the doors by Barrett Inc. of Danbury, Conn.

“The Yankees were looking for a bifold door, Schweiss wasn’t in the specs, but I did put the name forward as an equivalent,” says Wassenbergh. “We recommended Schweiss to the architectural and design team and they accepted it.”

After scouting a few other door companies, Wassenbergh decided the simplicity of design, along with the liftstraps, was a part of why Schweiss Doors was chosen. Bifold doors were also chosen because they didn’t have room for other components, such as a hydraulic pump or counter weights. The compact fit of the Schweiss door was the deciding factor.

“The bifold doors are heavy duty, very solid and functional,” Wassenbergh says. “They will be a long-lasting solid piece of equipment that I don’t ever see failing. I like how easy they are to use.”

Anthony Rosalia, owner of AJ Garage Door, has installed both the hydraulic and bifold doors from Schweiss. He believes the price and functionality of the doors played a big part in choosing Schweiss for the Yankee Stadium projects.

“I’m very familiar with the larger doors,” Rosalia says. “I like the Schweiss doors a lot. They are very unique and user-friendly once installed. Everywhere I’ve ever installed these doors, they have become the focal point of the entire property, they really do. There were 30 trades on the Yankee Stadium job and when we had those doors working, it basically came to a standstill. There are some particulars of the Schweiss doors that are very favorable to some people.”

Fans attending Yankees games will now experience a more fan-friendly atmosphere with such features as an expanded Batter’s Eye Deck, bullpen landings, sports lounge and party decks.

The new Sunrun Kids Clubhouse is outfitted with a variety of interactive and engaging activities for the Yankees’ youngest fans and these young fans are the future of Yankees baseball.

Schweiss Doors is the premier manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors. Doors are custom made to any size for any type of new or existing building for architects and builders determined to do amazing things with their buildings, including the doors. Schweiss also offers a cable to liftstrap conversion package. For more information, visit www.bifold.com.

The largest of the Schweiss Doors bifold liftstrap doors at Yankee Stadium measures 27 feet, 5 inches by 11 feet, 4 inches at the AT&T Sports Lounge on the mezzanine level on the left field line.

Public Relations Contact:

Mike Schweiss, owner
Schweiss Doors
72121 470th St.
Hector, Minn. 55342
(507) 426-8273

Release submitted by:

Jim Austin, managing director
Targeted Content Inc.
(715) 323-3588

Professional Pilot Insurance Plan

Announces new supplemental benefits and services designed exclusively for pilots and their families.

The Professional Pilot Insurance Plan is very pleased to announce the addition of supplemental benefits and services designed exclusively for pilots and their families.  The Professional Pilot Insurance Plan is a unique insurance program first launched in February 2002 to provide innovative, flexible insurance product solutions to pilots and their families.   As a professional aviator, your occupation requires benefits tailored to your needs, benefits that protect both you and your family. Built-in flexibility and portability allows you to choose the benefit and amounts suitable to you. Below is a brief outline of the benefits. For more detailed information on these benefits please visit our website at: http://www.ppip.ca/products-services.php  or review the downloadable brochure at: http://www.ppip.ca/documents/Professional-Pilot-Insurance-Plan-Brochure.pdf

Pilot Income Protection (PIP)
If you suffer a serious accident or sickness and unable to work, Pilot Income Protection (PIP) will pay an agreed monthly amount for up to 60 months following the waiting period of your choice (90, 120, 180 or 365 days). This first in Canada solution gives you the option to purchase additional supplementary disability coverage available in units of $500/month up to a maximum amount of 85% of your net pre-disability earnings.  Pilot Income Protection is designed to provide peace of mind in the event you are unable to work, or suffer a reduction in income as a result of accident or sickness.   To be eligible for this coverage, applicants must be a member in good standing with the College of Professional Pilots of Canada. 

Critical Illness Insurance
Even with the best extended health and disability plans, a serious illness can end up causing you unplanned financial hardship. Although we are beating the odds, an alarming number of us will suffer a Critical Illness in our lifetime.   Critical illness insurance pays a lump sum benefit directly to you on diagnosis of a covered condition. You and your spouse can apply for up to $300,000 each. Coverage is available up to $10,000 for dependent children.

Optional Group Life Insurance
Available to both you and your spouse, optional group life can be purchased in units of $50,000 to a maximum of $500,000.  You are automatically pre-qualified if you hold a valid and current CAT1 medical.  It includes a Living Benefit which pays 25% of the life insurance benefit ($50,000 maximum) to the insured if he or she is diagnosed with an illness and expected to live less than 12 months.  The coverage is completely portable and you can modify your amount of coverage at any time.  Consider this coverage as a more suitable solution to traditional Mortgage Insurance.

Accidental Death, Disease & Dismemberment Insurance (ADD&D)
This optional benefit is available to pilots only (spouses excluded) and is non-occupational (excludes losses during flight time). ADD&D pays an amount equal to the Optional Life amount in the event of an accidental death. ADD&D pays a portion of the Optional Life amount for dismemberment, loss of use or paralysis due to an accident.

Dependent Life
This benefit is automatically included with Optional Group Life for pilots with eligible dependents. Each spouse and dependent child is insured for $5,000. 

Group Home and Auto Insurance

The Co-operators Group Auto & Home Insurance Program is pleased to partner with the Professional Pilot Insurance Plan to offer members of PPIP preferred rates on auto and home insurance. Along with preferred rates, plan members will enjoy exceptional coverage and excellent personal service. This group benefit is available by calling 1-800-387-1963 direct, or by visiting their website www.cooperatorsgroupinsurance.com

For more information about these unique products and services available to You, please visit our website at ppip.ca/products-services.php. If you have questions we want to hear from you. Please call us toll free at 1-888-724-1444 or email ppip@rbiadvisory.com.

Nestled in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania, along the great Susquehanna River, lies a diamond in the ruff….


…. Griggs Aircraft Refinishing LLC…


easily accessible by air from all major eastern cities, we at Griggs Aircraft
Welcome You!



Griggs Aircraft Refinishing, was established by


Matt and Will Griggs.


Matt, an avionics technician with 20 + years' experience in the industry.

Will, an aircraft refinisher, with 15 +years' experience.

Both men with exceptional detail oriented capabilities soon found themselves branching out on their own, thus forming Griggs Aircraft Refinishing LLC.


The year was 2004.The location Skyhaven Airport 76 N, Tunkhannock, Pa.

As their reputation for excellence grew, so did the demand for ALL aircraft services.


With this reputation of excellence "the best of the best" aviation talent soon found its way to Griggs Aircraft.


This is the foundation of Griggs Aircraft Refinishing LLC.


Today ,  Griggs is proud to offer aircraft maintenance and repair, avionics sales and installation, refinishing and /or restoration, and fabrication in a newly constructed 10,000 SQ Ft state of the art facility. This new facility was constructed in most part by Matt, his immediate family members and Griggs Aircraft Employees who have quickly become a very close band of brothers. 


With the recent PAH approval and the purchase of the O&N STC's which include but not limited to the Cessna P210 Silver Eagle, Auxiliary Fuel Tanks and Mooney Bladder Systems, Griggs can now offer services to not only the light aircraft industry, but can offer a broad and diverse product line to the small aircraft owner as well.


Griggs has also added Wolf Aircraft Products, High performance, Biplane Kits.

Chris, an A&P mechanic and fabricator with 20 years' experience in the aviation industry, specializes in experiential aircraft. Chris, along with the Griggs team has the ability to manufacture a complete High-Performance Biplane


This unsurpassed work ethic coupled with high moral standards has added the polish to this diamond in the ruff. Proudly making


Griggs Aircraft,

Nationally and Internationally

recognized in the aviation community.


With this understanding of Griggs Aircraft, past and present, it will be our pleasure to hear from you soon!!!!!


Griggs Aircraft Refinishing LLC