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Advantages Of Using Your Plane For Business

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Ever imagine what it would be like to hop into your own plane and take off to wherever you wanted? Seems like something that’s only possible for the select few, doesn’t it? The truth is, this reality is closer than you think. If you’ve ever considered getting your pilot’s […]

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Instrument Proficiency Check – “Use It Or Lose It”

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Unlike the flight review, the instrument proficiency check (IPC) is only required if a pilot’s instrument currency lapses; there is no regularly recurring requirement for an IPC. As long as instrument-rated pilots accomplish the approach currency requirements of 14 CFR 61.57, they may never require an IPC! Because of […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas For The Pilot You Love

 

There are few greater feelings than getting to share the joy of flight with a friend or a loved one. It’s our colleagues, co-pilots, and onlookers who make our time in the sky so much more rewarding. So for those who want to give back, these ten gift ideas are great for any and all […]

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Important Milestones In A Pilot’s Life

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot It is hard to describe to non-pilots the feeling that pilots get while flying. Regardless of what type of flying you do, we all start at the same point. And for most of us, there are certain milestones that we have in common. As we branch into and become […]

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Where Is The Airline Industry?

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot When you mention aviation to the “nonpilot,” they automatically think of the airlines. This isn’t surprising since that is the only portion of our industry that most people see. It is no different when you discuss “careers in aviation.” Most people automatically think of an airline pilot. Before we […]

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How to Get Your CFI Back And This Time Keep It

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot At some point during your quest to earn your pilot certificates and ratings, you will most likely, like many other pilots, realize that you need an efficient way to build your hours and experience. Some people fly banners while other fly pipeline patrol or hundreds of different creative hour-building […]

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CFIs Make Great Pilots

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The best way to learn is to try, and try, and try again. “Practice makes perfect” are well-known words we all grew up on. And of course, this phrase absolutely applies to flying. I recently ran into an old CFI student of mine from many years ago. We spent […]

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