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Tennessee Flight Training acquires Azure Flight Support Flight training division

Press Release Tennessee Flight Training acquires Azure Flight Support Flight training division Nashville - October 9, 2023 - Tennessee Flight Training has announced the purchase of the flight training division of Azure Flight Support, which includes Shelbyville Flight Academy as well as flight training locations in Crossville and Cleveland, TN. The acquisition also enables a long-term strategic partnership for Fixed Base Operator (FBO) services and maintenance. “The commercial aviation industry continues to face an unprecedented pilot shortage due to many pilots reaching retirement age and an overwhelming rebound in demand following the pandemic,” said Chris Erlanson, President of Tennessee Flight Training. “This partnership allows Tennessee Flight Training to expand beyond our current market and to continue providing the aviation industry with top-notch pilots from this region. We couldn’t be any…
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OCTOBER CLASS – Top 5 IFR Mistakes That GOOD Pilots And Instructors Make

Topic:Common Errors That Good Pilots Make Flying IFR Date and Time:Thursday, October 5, 2023, starting at 19:00 Speaker(s):Gary 'GPS' Guy in the Pink Shirt Reeves Brief Description: Learn the top 5 mistakes that good pilots and instructors keep making that make IFR much harder and more dangerous than it needs to be. A must-attend class for any IFR student, pilot, or CFII. This is your chance to laugh and learn with the 2019 FAA National CFI of the Year: Gary "GPS" (Guy in the Pink Shirt) Reeves. He is the most experienced avionics instructor in the world for teaching autopilots, Avidyne, Garmin, Glass Panels, and ForeFlight for Single-Pilot IFR. With 20 years and over 8,300 hours of real-world experience in all 50 states and internationally, he helps pilots in everything…
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Fall 2023 Accelerated Ground School now open for registration

Registration is now open for Tennessee Flight Training's next Accelerated Ground School, Sept. 11 – Oct. 30, 2023. The course focuses on the oral component of the private pilot check ride and is ideal for students pursuing a private pilot license, those returning to flying, or those seeking a refresher course. Includes books. Register now at https://www.tnflighttraining.com/groundschool/ All training may be applied toward the FAA requirements for a private pilot certification. Class will be held in-person at Tennessee Flight Training, located at Nashville International Airport. Each class will be one night per week, Monday nights from 6:30-8:30 on the following dates: Sept. 11, 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2023. Students will receive a total of 16 hours of ground school over those eight classes. Cost: $599…
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Tennessee Flight Training Welcomes Aspiring Pilots During National ‘Learn To Fly’ Month

Tennessee Flight Training Welcomes Aspiring Pilots During National ‘Learn To Fly’ Month In celebration of national “Learn to Fly” month in May, Tennessee Flight Training is hosting an open house on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aspiring pilots will have the opportunity to take a tour, meet experienced pilots and instructors, and learn the steps to achieving a rewarding career in aviation. The flight school is located at Nashville International Airport, 801 Hangar Lane, Hangar #7, on the general aviation side of the airport off Donelson Pike. More information is available at www.tnflighttraining.com/learntofly. “The airline industry is predicted to continue facing a pilot shortage in the coming years, which makes this the perfect time to launch a career in aviation,” said Chris Erlanson, president of Tennessee…
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AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar

AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar Hosted by Tennessee Flight Training Saturday, March 18, 2023 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. REGISTER NOW»  Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We are inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. Come and participate in this Rusty Pilots program with fellow lapsed pilots. We will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. AOPA developed the Rusty Pilots program in partnership with local flight training providers in order to create the best environment for getting you back in the air and a part of the general aviation…
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AOPA Safety Seminar: Loss of Control

AOPA Safety Seminar: Loss of Control Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 | 7 p.m. REGISTER NOW» GA accidents account for the majority of aviation accidents annually. Most of these accidents can be attributed to the loss of control of an aircraft in flight. In response to this persistent issue, the FAA has begun work to identify safety enhancements that will lower the “loss of control” accident rate across all categories of GA aircraft. Reducing the accident rate is at the forefront of the aviation industry’s agenda. Join us for this AOPA Safety Seminar where you will learn how to recognize potential situations where you could lose control of your aircraft, develop strategies to mitigate these instances, and employ techniques for recovery from loss of control. For your participation, you will receive…
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Intro to Instrument Flying

Got your private pilot license and interested in taking that next step toward your Instrument rating? Join us as we talk about basic steps toward flying IFR, cost saving ideas, equipment tips and how you're probably closer to your rating than you would think! Intro to Instrument Flying: What you need to know when starting your next rating Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. Tennessee Flight Training 801 Hangar Lane, Hangar #7 Nashville, TN 37217 FREE class open to all students who have their PPL or are close to checkride! RSVP to letsfly@TNFlightTraining.com
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Financial Planning for Pilots

Learn about investments and tax strategies for pilots at our upcoming event: Financial Planning for Pilots on Monday, November 7, at 7 p.m.! Hear about saving for retirement, college planning, estate planning and securing your financial future. This event is open to all pilots in the Nashville area. RSVP to letsfly@tnflighttraining.com. Guest speaker Joe Creecy is a commercial rated pilot as well as a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor with ClearTrust Wealth Advisors. Joe and his team were recently recognized with being named Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisor. Brought to you by Tennessee Flight Training 801 Hangar Lane, Hangar #7 Nashville, TN 37217
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Tennessee Flight Training and Flight Training Finance launch partnership

Tennessee Flight Training announced a tuition partnership that will make flight training more affordable and allow aspiring pilots from all demographics to reach their aviation goals. In collaboration with Flight Training Finance, pilots-in-training can receive merit-based financing, which enables borrowers to take up to eight lessons for as little as $400 per month. “Too many times we hear of students who have the drive, the grades and the focus needed to become a pilot, but finances become a barrier to their next career. This partnership allows students to come on board with little commitment while providing them the skills to advance to a high-paying job in a short amount of time,” said Chris Erlanson, President of Tennessee Flight Training. Students may apply by visiting https://www.flighttrainingfinancellc.com/tnft/. The commercial aviation industry is…
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