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By American Flyers American Flyers recently caught up with recently caught up with Adam Steel, a former intern, who now works for American Airlines. American Flyers: Tell us where your passion for flying came from.Adam Steel: My grandfather was in the Royal Air Force during World War 2 and
By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The airline business has not always been as it is today. The operations involved in running an airline were different, as were the crew employment, training processes, and equipment. During the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, many airlines shut down only to reopen
By Dr. Michael Bliss Chairman of the American Flyers National Safety Board American Flyers has a wonderful history that goes all the way back to 1939. Over the years we have seen changes in the industry and even changes in our logo. You might ask, why was a blindfolded
By Andrew Henley Reed Pigman established American Flyers in 1939 in Ft. Worth Texas as both an airline and flight training facility. During the World War II era, American Flyers was contracted by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy to be one of the few non-combatant flight schools
Many of us have had a coach or instructor at one point in our lives who were obviously miserable with their career. Whether it was their attitude or lackluster effort, you could tell they didn’t want to be where they were, doing what they were doing. And this impacted
From singles, to twins, to turboprops, and some jets, since 1939, American Flyers has been training pilots in all different makes and models of airplanes. In all of that time, we have learned that the pilot must consider the right airplane for the course that they are considering. Does
Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little about yourself? Ruth Dickinson: I’m a student pilot at American Flyers in Pompano, Florida, and recently gained my private pilot licence. Originally from London, I’ve been living for the last 30 years in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. I also have a
Cristal Amerson is the manager of our Houston school.  A Florida native, Cristal went to Broward College where she studied for her career in business management.  One of her first jobs before coming to American Flyers was in the Miami Dolphins ticket office.  It was working in the ticket
By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot If you ask a room full of pilots to define a stabilized approach, like other things, you will hear a variety of responses. Most come close to the proper definition, but many still miss the mark. This is evident by the number of
By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot There are many different reasons why people become pilots, and likewise, there are many different reasons why pilots become flight instructors. There are a few reasons why flight instructors don’t become instrument instructors, however, and that is mainly due to a lack of understanding.
By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot It seems like today, every advertisement for every flight school includes some type of airline academy. These words are usually surrounded by pictures of large airplanes and different airline logos. Some are quite impressive and even have pictures of student pilots in uniform.
By Mike Bliss One of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of flying is that no two flights are ever the same. It is not only the destination and scenery that changes but there is the changing weather that requires constant attention. There are different kinds of airspace encountered,