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American Flyers and the Frasca Simulator

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The American Flyers that exists today is the result of a combination of two renowned flight schools: Aviation Training Enterprises and American Flyers. Aviation Training Enterprises (ATE) was started by Monty Montgomery which became known as a leader in instrument training for civilian pilots in the United States. While […]

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The Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

 

On October 11, 1990, at a national news conference held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., American Flyers announced its funding of a scholarship designed to assist dedicated, female career-oriented pilots. At that time, women represented only 6 percent of America’s certified pilots. Statistics showed that many women were forced to discontinue their pilot […]

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Student Interview: Brystal Duppstadt

 

Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Brystal Duppstadt: I am from Euless, Texas. I graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in May of this year, where I studied mechanical engineering. Apart from flying, I enjoy live music, traveling, hiking and playing the banjo. PD: How did you get into flying? BD: I […]

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Featured Staff: Dan Nodal

 

Dan “His Air-Worthiness” Nodal has been involved in aviation for almost 50 years, 28 with American Flyers. A Vietnam Veteran, Dan joined the United States Air Force in 1970, where he proudly served for six years. I asked Dan, “what do you remember most about your time in the service?” He said, “being served monkey […]

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