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Finance Your Training Today And Start Flying Tomorrow

 

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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How to Choose a Flight School

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot When searching for a flight school, your first series of questions should be concerning the average amount of hours that it takes for a typical student to complete their training and the quality of instruction that you will receive. It should NOT be “What is your hourly rate?” The […]

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Flight Reviews – How to Prepare and What to Look For When You Arrive

 

By: Steven J. Daun, National Chief Pilot Over the past few years, I have written several articles regarding the importance of currency and proficiency for pilots. Depending on the type of flying you do, proficiency and currency come in many different flavors and styles. However, for the GA pilot, this can sometimes be a challenging […]

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Tips On Passing The FFA Written Exam

 

By:  Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You’ve dreamed about flying since you were knee-high to a grasshopper. You’re finally in a position in your life where this dream is about to become a reality. All your friends and family know that you are training to become a pilot. There is only one thing standing between […]

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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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Ignite The Pilot In You With An Introductory Flight

 

BY ANDREW HENLEY Flying is more than a career or hobby; it is a passion. It is a passion so embedded in one’s soul that the only way to quench the thirst of flight is to take to the sky. You can spot this “thirst” from a very young age. The next time you are […]

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Getting Back In The Pilot’s Seat

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT Remember that event that fueled your passion for becoming a pilot? If you’re like me, there was some event that took place in your early years that made you fall in love with airplanes. Mine was sitting in the pilot’s seat of a Pan Am 707 on a family […]

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