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Looking Forward to Flying in the Fall

 

By Andrew Henley, Vice President American Flyers Fall is my favorite time of the year. From the leaves changing color to the crispness in the air, fall provides wonderful opportunities for those that want to take advantage of all that autumn has to offer. For pilots, it is an amazing opportunity to catch a glimpse […]

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The Well-Prepared Flight Bag

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Every few years, we write an article about what different pilots have or should have in their flight bags. As I looked over some of these past articles, I was amused at how the contents continued to shrink based on technology and new tools. Gone are the days of […]

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Aviation Childhood Airshow Syndrome

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You are 5 years old and sitting in the bleachers at an airshow with your friends or parents. As you look up into the sky, you see the shiny slick airplanes doing amazing tricks in the sky. It doesn’t take long before your mind puts you in the cockpit, […]

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The Future for Aviation Is Bright

 

For over 68 years, pilots and aviation enthusiasts have been making the pilgrimage to the EAA Fly-In Convention. First to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then to Rockford, Illinois, and then eventually to its current home of Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During that one week each year, Wittman Regional Airport becomes the busiest airport in the world. […]

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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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