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By: Stephen Daun Much of our country experienced hotter than normal temperatures this summer. Because of this, many pilots had to adjust the way that they flew to deal with the higher temperatures and higher density altitudes. Now it’s is time to prepare for our annual mindset shift from summer
By: Rick Farmer Every fuel injection system made today requires that a calibrated device be used to accurately deliver a precise amount of fuel to each cylinder at the exact instant fuel is needed for combustion. Automobiles accomplish this by use of computers and modern electronics, but did you know
By: Andrew Henley In aviation, there are many people behind the scenes that help schools like American Flyers reach their goals. We consider ourselves fortunate to have a great team of Instructors, Mechanics, Operations and Sales staff, as well as other team members not directly employed by American Flyers. One
By: Brad Morrison We are in a pretty incredible time in aviation right now. After years of slow hiring practices and low starting salaries, the airlines are faced with a choice — either find a way to hire more pilots, or be faced with having to park airplanes. Obviously, parking airplanes is
By: Mike Forth The holiday season is just around the corner and it can be one of the best times of the year to fly. Round up your family and friends, jump into an airplane and you’re off on an adventure during the most joyous time of the year.
Many of our readers have heard about the exciting changes within our industry from a career training standpoint. We are proud we’ve had the opportunity to impact the aviation world for nearly over 80 Years and we remain dedicated to being the leader in aviation education, shaping the flight training
By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You’ve dreamed about flying since you were a child. 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 is only
By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Last year around this time, as it happens every year, we read about the airlines canceling flights in Phoenix, Arizona. The public is still amazed each year as the headlines read 119° F and these marvelous multi-million dollar jets are reduced to nothing
By: Andrew Henley Kenneth Mathews has been the manager of our Houston school, located at David Wayne Hooks Airport (DWH) in Spring, Texas, for 3 and a half years. Kenneth is a native of Louisiana and a graduate from Louisiana Tech, where he majored in Aviation Management, in 2006.
By: American Flyers Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little bit about yourself: Maria Jose Fernandez: I am from Mexico, and my father is a pilot as well as my uncle. Ever since I was five years old, my father used to take me on his flights all over the
By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot It has been about 30 years since I last rode a motorcycle. When I moved from NY to FL in the 80’s I never brought my endorsement over to my new license. My son just turned 18 and is soon off to college.
By: Dick Hyslop, Retired American Airlines Pilot In the April edition of Flying Digest, National Chief Pilot Steven Daun presented an excellent discussion about stalls in a Cessna 172. Question; Do airline pilots have to be concerned about stalls? Absolutely! Since stalls are an AOA (angle of attack) issue,