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Records show that methods to tell the future, like a crystal ball, have been used as far back as the 1st century. The 20th century is certainly much farther along in history regarding science, technology, education, and knowledge than the 1st century. Edwin Link made the first “flight simulator”
As children, many of us found ourselves regularly amazed and captivated by the clouds’ ever-changing shapes. I have had a lifelong fascination with clouds, and I could not wait to fly through them when I first began flying. This allure only grew when I opened an airplane window to
HE WHO SWEATS MORE IN TRAINING BLEEDS LESS IN BATTLE. – GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON This quote always struck me as the sole justification for training hard. When I started to fly, I realized it was as significant to pilots as to soldiers. You can’t train for everything, but
American Flyers has long been considered the Finish-Up experts and we are extremely proud of our reputation of getting the job done quickly. We can customize a training program to satisfy the most demanding schedule and by getting away from the distractions, you will be amazed at the progress
You don’t need to have accumulated hours of experience before embarking on your instrument training; in fact, you can start the day after your private pilot checkride. Almost 80% of our private pilot graduates come back to American Flyers for their Instrument Rating; they recognize the safety and the
We all can relate to life getting in the way of goals and aspirations, and this is affecting the aviation industry now more than ever. Large numbers of aspiring pilots delayed their training due to COVID, but many are now ready to pick up where they left off. However,
Flying is one of those endeavors in which nobody can know everything. My advice to those who think they know all they need to know about flying is to stop flying. Or, for your sake and that of your passengers, please keep reading. When it comes to flying, there
Editor’s Note: Ah, the elusive perfect landing. We have all been there, right? Nice stable approach, airspeed and altitude nailed, no wind, and we are lined up with the numbers as precisely as can be. Fifty feet, twenty feet, ten feet, the swish. A small gust of wind pushes
“Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” You’re probably familiar with this quote, from George Bernard Shaw’s 1905 stage play Man and Superman, which is often misquoted and directed at educators. As a flight instructor, we must do and teach. What we must do is develop and demonstrate
For those of you who play the board game Monopoly, you know what the “get out of jail free” card is all about. It gives you a second chance to continue playing the game without a fine. There is a similar concept in aviation under the Aviation Safety Reporting
Do you want to know a secret? There are a lot of pilot jobs available right now. I know you’re probably thinking, “No kidding. Tell me something that I don’t know.” Okay, I will. The prime jobs aren’t where you think they are. Did that get your attention? That’s
In 1965, the FAA created the Flight Instructor Refresher Program. This program was created to form a standardization process for updating CFIs. The FAA instructors provided this education until 1977. Since then, it’s been provided through FAA approved industry courses, which allow flight instructors to renew their certificates through