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Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Aaron Connor, and I am a fire captain, husband, and father of two. I began my career as a volunteer with Klein Fire Department in 1998. While there, I held many ranks, from captain to district chief, and I was
You’ve heard me say this many times before, but 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 short list of why you should start right now: Airlines are hiring. Beginning in 2020, with the
Over the years, American Flyers has dedicated issues to employees who have truly inspired those around them to be better. When I speak to others in the flight industry, I am often struck by the incredible talent and rare individuals who have worked for American Flyers over the years.
Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Jessica Mubarak. I’m from South Brunswick, NJ, and I am a full-time American Flyers student. I also work at a restaurant as well! How did you get into flying? Well, as a kid I would travel a lot, and I
The FAA currently shows 617,000 pilots in their registry. That means that less than 1 percent of the US population are pilots. Of those, approximately 159,000 hold airline transport pilot certificates. And of those, approximately 110,000 are actively flying for airlines. There are differing opinions on whether the industry
At American Flyers, we don’t sell fuel and we don’t charter or rent our airplanes. When asked why we don’t rent our airplanes to the public, the answer is simple: we want to ensure our students have access to our airplanes whenever they need them. Our priority is flight
We live in a society of instant gratification in which finding the “cheapest” option is often more important than finding a quality option. The value of education is not always the priority, and this is especially true when it comes to aviation. For many, the hourly cost has become
So, you’ve been flying for a little while and are building hours towards that airline career that you can see getting closer on the horizon. At this point, you are confident in an airplane and are familiar with the required documents and inspections needed to verify that the aircraft
The “finish up” course in flight training is perhaps one of the most ambiguous courses there are. While it is true that your hours never expire, your proficiency and currency are a different story. The last thing that you as a student wants to hear is that your school
Christian Manicki was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but he was mainly raised in Fountain Hills, Arizona. From there, he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He currently resides in Houston, Texas, where he is a part of the administrative sponsorship program. Growing
Are you flying like an airline pilot or like a barnstormer? Have you ever asked yourself why all airlines and most reputable flight departments conduct structured proficiency/recurrent training every six months? Is it to give their pilots some much needed fun flying? Or maybe it’s just an insurance requirement?
Happy New Year to our friends, family, and fellow flyers! We hope 2022 was a wonderful year for you and that 2023 brings you much health and happiness. With each new year we anticipate new and different changes in the general aviation industry. Some of these changes are regulatory,