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Why the Double I?

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot There are many different reasons why people become pilots, and likewise, there are many different reasons why pilots become flight instructors. There are few reasons why flight instructors don’t become instrument instructors, however, and that is mainly due to a lack of understanding. That understanding is to how much […]

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Letter From the President of American Flyers: Jill Cole | Nov-Dec 2018

 

This issue of our Pilot’s Digest is especially important to American Flyers as during the November and December months, many of us reflect on the past year. While considering what was important to write, I was struck by all the changes in our industry and how thankful we are for your support of not only […]

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You got your PPL, so what can you do now?

 

By: Mike Forth Congratulations! You got your PPL (private pilot license). Actually, it’s a certificate, not a license, but that’s a topic for a different discussion. The important thing is you got it! Now you can fly around in almost any single engine aircraft, take passengers and do all kinds of fun stuff. You may […]

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American Flyers and the Frasca Simulator

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The American Flyers that exists today is the result of a combination of two renowned flight schools: Aviation Training Enterprises and American Flyers. Aviation Training Enterprises (ATE) was started by Monty Montgomery which became known as a leader in instrument training for civilian pilots in the United States. While […]

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The Judith Resnik Memorial Scholarship

 

On October 11, 1990, at a national news conference held at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., American Flyers announced its funding of a scholarship designed to assist dedicated, female career-oriented pilots. At that time, women represented only 6 percent of America’s certified pilots. Statistics showed that many women were forced to discontinue their pilot […]

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Student Interview: Brystal Duppstadt

 

Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Brystal Duppstadt: I am from Euless, Texas. I graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in May of this year, where I studied mechanical engineering. Apart from flying, I enjoy live music, traveling, hiking and playing the banjo. PD: How did you get into flying? BD: I […]

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Featured Staff: Dan Nodal

 

Dan “His Air-Worthiness” Nodal has been involved in aviation for almost 50 years, 28 with American Flyers. A Vietnam Veteran, Dan joined the United States Air Force in 1970, where he proudly served for six years. I asked Dan, “what do you remember most about your time in the service?” He said, “being served monkey […]

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