Featured Student: Jessica Mubarak

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Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jessica Mubarak. I’m from South Brunswick, NJ, and I am a full-time American Flyers student. I also work at a restaurant as well! How did you get into flying? Well, as a kid I would travel a lot, and I was also fascinated with planes. They […]

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Quality Flight Training: Our Number One Focus


At American Flyers, we don’t sell fuel and we don’t charter or rent our airplanes. When asked why we don’t rent our airplanes to the public, the answer is simple: we want to ensure our students have access to our airplanes whenever they need them. Our priority is flight training and nothing else. As one […]

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Hands-On Training Makes A Safer Pilot

Hands On Training Makes A Safer Pilot

We live in a society of instant gratification in which finding the “cheapest” option is often more important than finding a quality option. The value of education is not always the priority, and this is especially true when it comes to aviation. For many, the hourly cost has become more important than the overall value […]

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Tips And Recommendations On How To Pass Your FAA Knowledge Exam

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You’ve dreamed about flying since you were a child. Now you’re finally in a position to make this dream a reality. All your friends and family know you are training to become a pilot. But there is one thing standing between you and your coveted certificate: the FAA knowledge test, otherwise known as “the written.” […]

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Finishing Up and Finally Earn Your Pilot Certificate

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I have written several articles in the past about finishing up what you started. Many of these were focused on the technical side of what it takes to finish your training. This month I decided to approach this from a different perspective. There is a psychological aspect to many stories that I hear about why […]

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Cylinder Head Temperature (CHT) vs Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT)

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Did you know that piston aircraft engines are only able to convert approximately one-third of the fuel’s energy into useful power? You can think of heat as being the wasted energy of an inefficient engine. If an engine were using 100 percent of the energy contained in the fuel that it was consuming, it would […]

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Emergency Situation: What Would You Do?


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot When I started flying, I remember my first instructor told me always to expect my engine to quit at any time. He said this would keep me on my toes and always aware of a suitable place to land. Some 30+ years later, I still run this exercise in […]

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