News

Getting an Instrument Rating Is Easier Than You May Think

 

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 […]

Read More

Student Interview: Deepak Sehgal

 

Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little about yourself? Deepak Sehgal: My name is Deepak Sehgal and I am an American citizen of Indian descent, currently working part-time for the Executive Transport Group in the luxury transport service business, working toward achieving my goal of becoming an airline transport pilot. Back in 2008, I secured admission […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

American Flyers Spotlight: Featured Instructors

 

DANIEL HUNTEFrom: Mount Pocono, PACFI at: Morristown, NJ (MMU) I am starting my Multi-Engine add-on while teaching as a CFI. My goal is to become a pilot for a commercial airline to eventually fly the 787-Dreamliner. The best part about teaching is seeing my students fly for the very first time. Everyone is always willing […]

Read More

Tribute to Rudy Frasca

 

Aviation pioneer and founder of Frasca International, Rudy Frasca, died on May 11, 2020, at the age of 89. He was the pioneer of the flight simulator industry who effectively changed the flight training industry forever. American Flyers contracted Rudy to build them one of the first ever flight simulators which made them the first […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More