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Tribute to Rudy Frasca

 

Aviation pioneer and founder of Frasca International, Rudy Frasca, died on May 11, 2020, at the age of 89. He was the pioneer of the flight simulator industry who effectively changed the flight training industry forever. American Flyers contracted Rudy to build them one of the first ever flight simulators which made them the first […]

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Women Aviators Who Impacted History

 

By Jill Cole, President of American Flyers The aviation industry is to this day still dominated by males. We often only seem to hear about the great accomplishments of men in the field. However, there are quite a few women who are responsible for turning aviation into what we know it to be today. Amelia […]

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80 Years of Training Pilots

 

American Flyers is thrilled to be celebrating 80 years of being the leading school for flight training. “A lot has changed since our founding in 1939, as we have shifted and transitioned with aviation needs, but one thing has remained constant: we continue to provide the American Flyers Difference,” said Jill Cole, President of American […]

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Simulators: How it All Began

 

By Steven Daun There are countless times in aviation history and the development of a certified flight instructor course when friendship and a handshake formidably changed our industry. In fact, much of what we consider modern-day aviation wouldn’t exist today without these unique “handshakes”. This is a story of friendship, ingenuity, and two very special […]

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Drones

 

When I was a kid growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, we would try to find any kind of toy that could fly. One of the toys that our parents bought for us was a control line airplane. You started a gas-powered engine and stood in the middle while spinning in circles making the […]

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History Makers of American Flyers

 

There are many things that contribute to the success of a company, no matter the industry it serves. A flight school is no different. Taking care of customers, focusing on safety, and taking care of and choosing the right employees are all a part of makes a flight school great. Since 1939, American Flyers has […]

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Celebrating 80 Years of Training Pilots: Jill Cole

 

We are proud to announce American Flyers is celebrating 80 years of service this spring! We began our journey 80 years ago by training pilots out of Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). To this day, we continue to build a reputation of being the instrument-training specialists and Finish-Up experts. Over the years, the aviation industry […]

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