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American Flyers currently owns and operates a fleet of over 50 aircraft that is spread out across our 6 locations and keeping them up to our standards takes a lot of hard work. But fortunately, we have a spectacular in-house maintenance team that makes sure each aircraft is constantly
By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The dictionary actually has a definition for “back-to-basics,” which is “stressing simplicity and adherence to fundamental principles.” Perhaps the most significant and important word in this definition is “simplicity.” As airplanes become more technically advanced and support items such as tablets and phones
Have you ever considered completing your instrument rating? If you have, please read this edition of the Pilot’s Digest as it is dedicated to instrument flying. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this edition, you’ll be well educated and inspired to further your pilot skills. So, with that
BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT The average age of someone starting flight training is 31. For private pilots, it’s 48. That means the average person in the initial flight training process is probably quite removed from taking standardized written assessments, but is very accustomed to practical and real-world
BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT A culture of high standards and excellence is not easy to come by in the world of aviation maintenance, and American Flyers is lucky to have an Inspection Authorized (IA) mechanic like Sebastian Agramont maintaining the standard each and every day. From trouble
BY AMERICAN FLYERS Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little about yourself. Megan Triscari: I am 28 years old and I am currently a Flight Attendant for Delta Airlines. I grew up here in South Florida and am a proud FSU grad: Go Noles! I love all things nature, dogs
BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT Perhaps the most basic question a pilot can ask is: “How do I control an airplane and make it do what I want it to do?” The answer to this question involves a fundamental principle that underlies just about everything a pilot will
BY JILL COLE, AMERICAN FLYERS PRESIDENT American Flyers started in 1939 and has since had a reputation for being the global leader in aviation education. In addition to many “firsts,” we were the first flight school to offer instrument training. We were faced with a unique challenge because at
BY ANDREW HENLEY Flying is more than a career or hobby; it is a passion. It is a passion so embedded in one’s soul that the only way to quench the thirst of flight is to take to the sky. You can spot this “thirst” from a very young
BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT Webster’s Dictionary defines confidence as: “belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance.” If you ask any pilot if they are confident, the vast majority would say yes. Each year, we see many pilots with experience ranging from a day-one
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
BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT Remember that event that fueled your passion for becoming a pilot? If you’re like me, there was some event that took place in your early years that made you fall in love with airplanes. Mine was sitting in the pilot’s seat of a