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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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
From singles, to twins, to turboprops, and some jets, since 1939, American Flyers has been training pilots in all different makes and models of airplanes. In all of that time, we have learned that the pilot must consider the right airplane for the course that they are considering. Does
By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot If you ask a room full of pilots to define a stabilized approach, like other things, you will hear a variety of responses. Most come close to the proper definition, but many still miss the mark. This is evident by the number of