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You’ve heard me say this many times before, there has never been a better time to start your flight training! If you’ve been thinking about starting don’t procrastinate, here is a shortlist of why you should start right now: Airlines are hiring: Beginning last year, most airlines and corporate
Drew Lauth CFI at: Houston, TX (DWH) Working with American Flyers has many perks but one of my favorite is the community! Both the CFI and management teams have the best people who have been at KDWH since I was a student back in 2015! That makes it all
By: Andrew Henley Colin Gonzalez started with American Flyers 23 years ago at KSMO airport in California. He found himself working weekends as he paid for his training to earn his private pilot certificate. His hard work and attention to detail made him the perfect choice for the Administrative
Scott Filline received his instrument rating in 1972 at American Flyers DuPage. Pilot’s Digest: What got you interested in aviation?Scott Filline: I was surrounded by pilots. My father was a private pilot and owned a Cessna 172 with 2 men that he worked with at Sears. My best friend
By: Mike Bliss Every discipline has its own unique set of terms, whether they are slang, acronyms, or phrases. Aviation is no different. There are even subsets of the aviation language. For example, each military branch has its own terms and some have even migrated to general aviation. For
By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Most people have heard of Murphy’s Law. But few people know where or how it started. The phrase “Murphy’s Law” was coined at Edwards Air Force Base in the 1940s. During this time, a group of scientists was trying to design a safe
By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Ever imagine what it would be like to hop into your own plane and take off to wherever you wanted? Seems like something that’s only possible for the select few, doesn’t it? The truth is, this reality is closer than you think. If
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
By:  Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You’ve dreamed about flying since you were knee-high to a grasshopper. You’re finally in a position in your life where this dream is about to become a reality. All your friends and family know that you are training to become a pilot. There
Welcome to 2021! January has brought us a new year with new possibilities. For some, you might be considering purchasing an airplane. Did you know owning your own airplane is more affordable than you might think? If you’re considering owning your own airplane, but you’re concerned about the cost,
American Flyers is dedicating this issue of the Pilot’s Digest to all of our employees.  They have always been known as hard workers but this year, they went above and beyond.  To every instructor, mechanic, manager, NST member, fueler, customer service representative, intern, and members of our National staff,
Pilot’s Digest: Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself? Palmer Currie: I was born and raised in Houston and grew up about 15 minutes from David Wayne Hooks Airport. Before I started training full time, I managed a GNC store. My mom owns a valet company and