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The airspace in the United States is the most complex in the world. There are anywhere between 8,000 and 13,000 aircraft in the air at any given time in the United States. Yes, close to 100,000 flights take off and land in the U.S. on any given day. In
Flying an airplane is an extraordinary experience that brings a sense of freedom and exhilaration. For those who have obtained their private pilot certificate, the thrill of soaring through the sky is already embedded in their hearts. However, why stop there? Even if you are content with flying solely
American Flyers is about to celebrate 85 years of supporting pilots. Over those 85 years, one thing has never changed: our commitment to helping you flourish as an aviator by providing the best education possible. In a world where airlines often emphasize swift progression, we firmly believe that taking
The holiday season is a time of celebration and joy, and for many aviation enthusiasts, it presents an opportunity to take to the skies and embark on memorable adventures with family and friends. However, flying during the holidays, especially to new and unfamiliar airports, demands meticulous planning and a
When thinking about obtaining a pilot’s license, it’s easy to be confused by the terminology used. Technically, there is no such thing as a pilot’s “license.” What the FAA issues are certificates and ratings. A pilot certificate describes the privilege level – the kind of flying the pilot is
With the hot weather disappearing in most parts of the country, pilots are thinking about the upcoming winter weather and the challenges that will affect how we plan and execute our flights. While cold weather and icing conditions quickly pop into the minds of most pilots when thinking about
American Flyers has long been considered the Finish-Up experts and we are extremely proud of our reputation of getting the job done quickly. We can customize a training program to satisfy the most demanding schedule and by getting away from the distractions, you will be amazed at the progress
You don’t need to have accumulated hours of experience before embarking on your instrument training; in fact, you can start the day after your private pilot checkride. Almost 80% of our private pilot graduates come back to American Flyers for their Instrument Rating; they recognize the safety and the
We all can relate to life getting in the way of goals and aspirations, and this is affecting the aviation industry now more than ever. Large numbers of aspiring pilots delayed their training due to COVID, but many are now ready to pick up where they left off. However,
Flying is one of those endeavors in which nobody can know everything. My advice to those who think they know all they need to know about flying is to stop flying. Or, for your sake and that of your passengers, please keep reading. When it comes to flying, there
Thousands of pilots and aviation enthusiasts gathered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to witness the spectacle of high-flying acrobatics and cutting-edge aircraft technology. Before the air show began, pilots and air traffic controllers geared up to provide a seamless and safe experience for all attendees. If you’re not aware, the number
Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Aaron Connor, and I am a fire captain, husband, and father of two. I began my career as a volunteer with Klein Fire Department in 1998. While there, I held many ranks, from captain to district chief, and I was