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Even in the early days of aviation, the reduction of pilot workload was identified as an important path to increasing safety. As a result, the first autopilot was released in 1912 by the Sperry Corporation, just nine years after the Wright brothers’ first flight. While this 75-pound contraption would
HE WHO SWEATS MORE IN TRAINING BLEEDS LESS IN BATTLE. – GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON This quote always struck me as the sole justification for training hard. When I started to fly, I realized it was as significant to pilots as to soldiers. You can’t train for everything, but
Luke Byerly – CFI at Scottsdale, AZ (SDL) My favorite part of American Flyers is how friendly and supportive everyone is. No matter the problem, I can always count on someone on the team to help, and if any issues arise, everyone works together to fix the problem. I
Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Taylor Brooks. I am a 22-year-old Southwest Airlines flight attendant and instrument-rated pilot. I currently attend American Flyers out of Conroe. How did you get into flying? I got into the world of aviation because of my family. I am
Staying on course and not giving up on your dreams during flight training is a challenging endeavor that requires determination, passion, and unwavering commitment. As Winston Churchill famously said, “Never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to
LOGAN THRAILKILL JOINED AMERICAN FLYERS IN JULY 2022 as an instructor at our Addison, TX – North location after completing his pilot training and obtaining his certifications from the American Flyers Pompano Beach, Florida location. Originally from Houston, Texas, Logan lived in various parts of the country before kickstarting
TO MAKE CONSISTENTLY GOOD LANDINGS, YOU NEED TO APPLY CONSISTENTLY GOOD PRACTICES. That is easier said than done, especially for less experienced pilots. It’s difficult because there are many variables to address during the landing process, such as airspeed, power, pitch, wind speed and direction, glide path, configuration, runway
A FEW MONTHS AGO, I DECIDED TO BUY A NEW PAIR OF SUNGLASSES. RATHER THAN JUST TRY ON A PAIR AND BUY THEM, I RESEARCHED ALL THE NUMBERS AND ABBREVIATIONS FEATURED ON THE TAGS. THIS TURNED OUT TO BE HIGHLY EDUCATIONAL. HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND SOME INFORMATION I
HOPE POWELL JOINED AMERICAN FLYERS IN JANUARY 2022, marking the start of a remarkable journey that highlights her exceptional qualities as a featured staff member at our Pompano Beach location. Originally hailing from Jamaica, Hope frequently traveled to Canada to visit her family. At the age of 16, she
From the beginning stages of our private pilot training, we know that a spin is an aggravated stall condition. During their training, the pictures shown to private pilot candidates in various publications generally show the airplane following a downward corkscrew path. Even worse, many of these pictures show the
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF. My name is Kyle McCrone, I’m 20 years old and from Portland, OR. I moved to Arizona to study at American Flyers in October and have since completed Instrument-Airplane and Commercial SEL. Before American Flyers, I graduated from the University of Oregon with
This month, we asked the president of American Flyers, Andrew Henley, to share a bit about himself and why he does what he does. WHERE DID YOUR PASSION FOR AVIATION COME FROM? My grandfather, a retired Sears Roebuck executive, possessed an adventurous spirit and found an outlet in the