Dr. Pogue Advises Flight School Leaders on the Value of Distance Learning


Las Vegas, NV - May 4, 2012 - Dr. Pogue, Distance Education Specialist, served as a guest speaker on the Distance Learning and Career Pilot Program Development panel at the Third Annual International Flight School Operators Conference, held May 1-4, 2012 at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

"Distance learning has become part of a series of best practices for all types of businesses, including aviation," says Dr. Pogue. "The aviation industry can strengthen its pilot curriculum, better meet students' learning needs, and expand its reach through the online format."

Specifically, Dr. Pogue shared her expertise on cloud computing as a way to make distance learning accessible to flight schools through the cost-effective use of IT infrastructure. "Flight schools can benefit from reaching more prospective pilots without significantly increasing their costs, while the satisfaction of a primarily working adult student population would go up. Adult students love the flexibility of the online format."

Through the annual conference, the Flight School Association of North America helps flight schools improve their business practices, create a new vision for pilot training, and learn such beneficial cultural changes as distance learning.  Other conference workshops and panels cover increasing flight school revenue, finance and accounting, public relations, and customer service.

Dr. Pogue served on the distance learning panel with Dr. Peter Dittmer, Chair of the Aviation Science Department at Utah Valley University, and Rick Witt, President of Leading Edge Aviation, Inc., located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

"Pilots already must be familiar with technology to fly," says Dr. Pogue. "Now, they can take advantage of technology to earn their flying credentials."


About Dr. Laura Pogue

Dr. Laura Pogue has unique and extensive post-secondary academic, entrepreneurial, aviation, and industry experience. As a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow, she has professional corporate board of director experience and has served on the financial and industry advisory boards for major industry and academic organizations. Dr. Pogue can be reached at DrPogue@completeconsultinginc.com.