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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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A Good Pilot Is Always Learning

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot When I wrote the first article on “A good pilot is always learning,” I described the ways that I have found to maintain and grow my personal knowledge. In the months since then, I have been asked by many pilots about the best ways for them to continue learning […]

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Featured Student: Leidy Escobar

 

By American Flyers American Flyers: Tell us a little about yourself. Leidy Escobar: I’m 31 years old. I was born in Palmira, Colombia, and grew up in Kissimmee, Florida. I was a flight attendant for a regional airline for five years and I am currently a full-time student at American Flyers in Scottsdale, AZ. AF: […]

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Featured STAFF MEMBER: Josh Netter

 

By Andrew Henley Josh Netter has been with American Flyers since 2021. I remember sitting down with him during his interview. I found him to be charismatic, extremely intelligent, and passionate about flight training. At the time, Josh was assisting in the management of a flight school/135 operator in Louisiana. Before that, Josh worked for […]

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From American Flyers Intern to Airline Pilot

 
From American Flyers Intern to Airline Pilot

By American Flyers American Flyers recently caught up with recently caught up with Adam Steel, a former intern, who now works for American Airlines. American Flyers: Tell us where your passion for flying came from.Adam Steel: My grandfather was in the Royal Air Force during World War 2 and he’d show me photos of different […]

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The History of Working as an Airline Pilot

 
The History of Working as an Airline Pilot

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The airline business has not always been as it is today. The operations involved in running an airline were different, as were the crew employment, training processes, and equipment. During the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, many airlines shut down only to reopen under a different name or variation […]

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A Foundation Based on Personalized Instruction

 

By Andrew Henley Reed Pigman established American Flyers in 1939 in Ft. Worth Texas as both an airline and flight training facility. During the World War II era, American Flyers was contracted by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy to be one of the few non-combatant flight schools to train military pilots in primary […]

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