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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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When Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot At one time or another, we have all reached the point where our mind starts playing tricks on us. It usually happens when we are fatigued and either flying at night or single-pilot IFR. You notice something or hear something unusual. You start to think about all of the things […]

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A Day in the Life of a CFI Academy Instructor

 

By Jay Elder At the orientation during the first day of the American Flyers CFI Academy, we stress the importance of many things. One of those that is important as you transition to your flight instructor ratings is learning a new “mindset”. For most of us, prior to our quest to become Instructors, previous training […]

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How Do You Know When A Health Scare Affects Your Medical?

 

How Do You Know When A Health Scare Affects Your Medical? “Houston, we have a cold…” On the journey to finding the answer to how to become a commercial pilot, there are many hurdles that some wouldn’t think of. We’re all human beings (demographics show that our vampire readership is negligibly low) and from time […]

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