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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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The Excitement of Night Flying

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The majority of a pilot’s flight training is during daytime in VFR conditions. Instructors do this for several obvious reasons, which we aren’t going to discuss in this article. For most students, the excitement comes when they are getting close to doing their night flights and night cross country […]

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Flying With Your Significant Other

 

Flying is a lifestyle, it’s a mindset. It’s not just your exciting hobby, it’s an exciting hobby that can be enjoyed together with a significant other and can be used to go to fun places. So many years ago, my dad bought all of us kids a snowmobile… and true to his style, he didn’t […]

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