American Flyers

    • Academies

  • Now Hiring

News

News

Kevin McCormack has been a part of American Flyers for eighteen years. Growing up in a family of aviation enthusiasts, the interest in aircraft and flight training was always a cardinal part of Kevin’s makeup, and his passion for the industry could not be more evident to the students
Several years back, I went to renew my driver’s license. When I got to the front of the line, I was informed that because I had received a few speeding tickets that year I would have to retake the Driver’s Ed written exam. I got through it and lived
Pilot’s Digest: How long have you wanted to be a pilot, and why? John Payne: I’ve always been involved in sports and activities; I played football, basketball and ran track in middle school. High school was when things started to change, and I really had to start thinking about
Pilot’s Digest (PD): Tell us about your aviation career; what do you do, and how long have you been doing it? José: My aviation career, if I could put it in one word, is stunning! I started off as an airline pilot almost six years ago. I was hired
Everyone enjoys recognition; and most people don’t like to brag about their achievements. When one of our graduates rings the bell, they are letting everyone know that they are now a member of this unique fraternity; they have achieved a goal. Ringing the bell also serves as a reminder
Everyone who starts any sort of pilot training fully intends on finishing what they’ve started so they can go flying. Flying is the dream and flight training is the path to the dream, or the means to an end. “Means to an end“ is usually a phrase we use
Every instructor out there usually remembers two aviation moments with great emotion as if they were yesterday: their first solo and their CFI check ride. That initial time you took to the air, less the weight and training wheels of your instructor, was the first time you became a
The winter holidays are right around the corner, which means the majority of us will be embarking on some kind of journey, whether great or small. For many, this involves air travel. And while the majority of the population might be lamenting over the commute – being squished into
Pilots are a unique bunch and often appreciate a unique approach when it comes to gift giving. Now granted, as different as they are, pilots do wear clothes, eat food and go to movies; and it goes without saying, gift cards are always welcome. But for those who want
Kasey King is a graduate of Western Michigan University and American Flyers’ 30-Day Flight Instructor Academy in Addison, TX. After completing the academy, Kasey King started teaching for us in Addison. After a few months of instructing, he volunteered to leave Dallas to help instruct at our school in
Paul Janecki has been serving the general aviation community as a member of the American Flyers’ team for over 30 years. Originally from Illinois, Paul started with American Flyers in Fort Lauderdale as part of our Maintenance Intern program in the early 1980’s. Upon completion of the intern program,