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The Basics of Stabilized Approaches

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot If you ask a room full of pilots to define a stabilized approach, like other things, you will hear a variety of responses. Most come close to the proper definition, but many still miss the mark. This is evident by the number of flight-into-terrain accidents that occur during daytime […]

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Why the Double I? A Look at the Value of the CFI-I

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot There are many different reasons why people become pilots, and likewise, there are many different reasons why pilots become flight instructors. There are a few reasons why flight instructors don’t become instrument instructors, however, and that is mainly due to a lack  of understanding. That understanding is how much […]

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An Airline Academy Sets You up for Success!

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot It seems like today, every advertisement for every flight school includes some type of airline academy. These words are usually surrounded by pictures of large airplanes and different airline logos. Some are quite impressive and even have pictures of student pilots in uniform. Then when you read the fine […]

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Training in Various Conditions Makes a Well-Rounded Pilot

 

By Mike Bliss One of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of flying is that no two flights are ever the same. It is not only the destination and scenery that changes but there is the changing weather that requires constant attention. There are different kinds of airspace encountered, each having its own requirements and […]

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Why Do You Fly?

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot One of the best things about being with other pilots is finding out what motivated each of them to fly. The only thing even more interesting is finding out why people chose to devote their careers to aviation. This month we asked a few of our long-time employees to […]

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A Discussion on Stalls

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The word “stall” means different things to different people. When people decide they want to learn how to fly, they find that many word definitions they know and understand are different in the aviation world. One of these words is “stall.” The lack of adequate preparation and presentation is […]

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Getting Your Plane Out of Winter Storage

 

BY RICK FARMER, NATIONAL HEAD OF MAINTENANCE Now that the winter season is starting to fade in most parts of the country, pilots everywhere are looking forward to the flying season ahead. If your aircraft has spent the last few months collecting dust, there are few things that need to be checked before you take […]

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