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By Andrew Henley In the fall of 2012, American Flyers and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) began offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Administration with a concentration in Human Factors in Aviation. The program is a direct result of the combined efforts of American Flyers and Nova
You’re in a solid IMC 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 with you who are getting nervous. Suddenly, one of your annunciator lights come on, indicating that there
The history of aviation is filled with stories of overcoming obstacles and challenges. It’s one of the things that makes the industry so fascinating. From Charles Lindbergh completing the first solo transatlantic flight to Wiley Hardeman Post being the first person to circumnavigate the globe, the accomplishments in flying
The most common reason for problems on an IFR departure is the same as for any other phase of an IFR flight, and it’s not one that keeps you from getting a commercial pilots license: mental disorganization. One contributing factor to mental disorganization is that the pilot doesn’t know
The problem with landing an airplane is that there are so many variables. New, and even experienced pilots, have difficulty applying what they have learned from one landing to the next because each landing feels like a new experience. A pilot breaks down an instrument approach into segments in order
By Mike Bliss As we approach summer, regardless of the fact that the days are longer, many pilots, especially those who’ve completed CFI academy, choose to take advantage of the nicer weather to engage in night flying. There are several regulations that govern what we do at night and
By Tim Genc Someone asked me, “How can I get the most out of my 141 flight program?” My initial response was, “Do you know what the difference between 141 and 61 is?” And before they could answer, I proclaimed, “It’s 80.” (Think about it… a difference is a
We are proud to announce American Flyers is celebrating OVER 80 Years of service this spring! We began our journey OVER 80 Years ago by training pilots out of Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). To this day, we continue to build a reputation of being the instrument-training specialists and
By Time Genc A while back, after my certified flight instructor course, I took a motorcycle safety course and it was one of the most unique motorcycle courses I have taken thus far: it was all about how to lay down a motorcycle. That’s right, it was two days
By Nasa Glenn Research Center Editor’s Note: From the time each of us learned how to fly, we have all heard different accounts from different pilots of “how it all began.” From the Montgolfier brothers to Wilbur and Orville, the stories are colorful. Recently, we came across an excellent
Fort Worth, Texas, March 20, 2019 – American Flyers and American Airlines partnered up last year to address the growing demand for pilots. Today we celebrate the first group of students that have successfully completed the American Airlines Cadet Academy Program. As the first-of-its-kind program, it was designed to
By Andrew Henley Editor’s Note: In this month’s column, Andrew explores the Private Pilot portion of the Career Academy. More information on the career training programs offered by American Flyers can be found by going to https://americanflyers.com/american-flyers-airline-academy/  On the quest to become a commercial pilot, there are many segments.