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The Most Common Skills a Pilot Will Forget First When Not Proficient

 

Everyone has a story, and every pilot has a reason for learning to fly.  Then in many cases, “life happens.”  We see this often where a pilot learned to fly years ago, and due to family, financial, business, or many other reasons, they had to stop flying.  As soon as they get back to a […]

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The Importance of Dual and Solo Simulator Training

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Records show that methods to tell the future, like a crystal ball, have been used as far back as the 1st century. Soothsayers used the magic ball to give advice to the world’s most powerful people. If you think about this, you must ask yourself whether the ball, the […]

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Why Standardization Is Important

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT You are flying IFR on the last hour of what has been a five-hour IFR flight. The weather is poor, it’s cold and bumpy, and you have a couple of passengers who are getting nervous. Suddenly, one of your annunciator lights comes on indicating that there is a problem […]

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Become a Better Pilot

 

This issue of the Pilot’s Digest is all about becoming a better pilot. A good pilot is one that is always learning, but a great pilot is one that practices what they have learned. If you’re like me, you’ve watched the ESPN special about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls called The Last Dance. What […]

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Safety Trends

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot For the majority of my career in aviation, I’ve noticed that very few companies and instructors like to discuss safety trends. This could be for a few reasons — one being that part of this discussion includes tough subjects like accidents and incidents. Both of which are subjects that […]

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Over 10,000 CFIs Trained In 35 Years

 

Every month at 3 of our locations— Morristown, New Jersey; Addison, Texas; and Pompano Beach, Florida—groups of students gather together to help each other become Certified Flight Instructors (CFI’s).  We call this our very own CFI Academy. We offer a 15-day CFI-A Academy (only in Morristown) and 30-day combined CFI-I and CFI-A Academy in Addison […]

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American Flyers Group-Centered Learning Academies

 

American Flyers’ academies are based upon group-centered learning. Each course is made up of a group of students that all have one major thing in common: their love for flying. Students are often taught together in the classroom, providing them with the opportunity of studying together and helping each other learn. The purpose of the […]

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