Finish What You Started!


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot There are 609,000 pilots in the United States. Of those, roughly 80% are “general aviation” pilots. The population of the United States is 327,000,000. When you do the math, you see that pilots make up .19% of the U.S. population. This means that pilots are part of a special […]

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CFIs Make Great Pilots


The best way to learn is to try, and try, and try again. “Practice makes perfect” are well-known words we all grew up on. And of course, this phrase absolutely applies to flying. I recently ran into an old CFI student of mine from many years ago. We spent some time catching up since his […]

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Now Is An Even Better Time To Become A Commercial Pilot


In October 2018, we published an article titled “Why Now is a Great Time to Become a Commercial Pilot.” In that article, we focused on the state of the industry from mostly a logistics perspective. There were not enough pilots to fly airplanes, and we had record airplane sales. Both of these factors led to […]

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Choosing an Aviation Education vs. Picking a Flight School


Quite a few of you have had the unique and challenging experience of assisting a child in choosing a college. Maybe you flipped a coin for children two and three, but picking a college for that first was quite a daunting task. As it was a brand new experience, it was hard to figure out […]

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Finance Your Training Today and Start Flying Tomorrow


Flight training, just like any other professional education, costs money. The good news is that American Flyers has an array of options for you to choose from depending on your needs and circumstances. Whether you are a veteran, a prospective career pilot, or doing this for your own personal reasons, we can help through our […]

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Choosing Your School and Career Path

Airline Terminology Glossary

In over 30 years of being involved in the flight training industry, it still amazes me that people still equate certain schools with certain airlines. Whenever I hear this my first question is, “How do you know which airline you are going to work for before you even begin your flight training?” Usually, they tell […]

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Finance Your Training Today And Start Flying Tomorrow

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If you ever watched the movie “The Right Stuff,” there was a very quick yet telling line that applies to all wannabe pilots. Gordo Cooper asked a reporter if they knew what made their craft go up. The reporter asked, “what?” Gordo smiled and said, “no bucks, no Buck Rogers.”  Flight training, just like any […]

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