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Keep Your CFI Current with American Flyers’ FIRC Course

 

There is nothing more exhilarating than being a pilot, except maybe teaching others how to fly. When you are able to share your passion for flying and gain hours, it can be like you’re living in the clouds. And, better yet, the teaching and constant flying only make you a safer and more experienced pilot. […]

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Passing the Knowledge Test

 

The average age of someone starting flight training is 31. For private pilots, it’s 48. That means the average person in the initial flight training process is probably quite removed from taking standardized written assessments but is very accustomed to practical and real-world evaluations. So, most flight training candidates may be apprehensive about the FAA […]

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Getting Your Instrument Rating in 10 days

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot As the old saying goes: “just because you can doesn’t always mean that you should.” This can be said of many things in aviation. Many schools advertise a 10-day instrument rating and many pilots end up frustrated when they find that they can’t do it. So, does this mean […]

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Passing the Knowledge Test

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT The average age of someone starting flight training is 31. For private pilots, it’s 48. That means the average person in the initial flight training process is probably quite removed from taking standardized written assessments, but is very accustomed to practical and real-world evaluations. So, most flight training candidates […]

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Getting an Instrument Rating Is Easier Than You May Think

 
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By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot We see many students come through our doors each year to earn their Private Pilot Certificate and the majority of them continue on to earn their Instrument Rating. However, when we speak with people who received their Private Pilot Certificates years ago or from other schools, their story is […]

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The Flight Review

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot From the day we started to learn about the FAR’s during our Private Pilot training, we have understood §61.56, which deals with the flight review. If you ask pilots and instructors what the purpose of a flight review is, you will receive many different answers. These will range from […]

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The Instrument Proficiency Check

 

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 this […]

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