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Featuring All: American Flyers Staff

 

American Flyers is dedicating this issue of the Pilot’s Digest to all of our employees.  They have always been known as hard workers but this year, they went above and beyond.  To every instructor, mechanic, manager, NST member, fueler, customer service representative, intern, and members of our National staff, THANK YOU!   Thank you for doing […]

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Student Interview: Palmer Currie DWH

 

Pilot’s Digest: Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself? Palmer Currie: I was born and raised in Houston and grew up about 15 minutes from David Wayne Hooks Airport. Before I started training full time, I managed a GNC store. My mom owns a valet company and my dad cleans channel water here […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas For The Pilot You Love

 

There are few greater feelings than getting to share the joy of flight with a friend or a loved one. It’s our colleagues, co-pilots, and onlookers who make our time in the sky so much more rewarding. So for those who want to give back, these ten gift ideas are great for any and all […]

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Guide For Landing At A Busy Airport

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot It does not take long during primary flight training to realize that a pilot needs to adapt their mindset when flying into different airports. Controlled and uncontrolled airports are typically the primary difference. But each of those can be further divided into “busy” and “not busy.” So how does […]

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Important Milestones In A Pilot’s Life

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot It is hard to describe to non-pilots the feeling that pilots get while flying. Regardless of what type of flying you do, we all start at the same point. And for most of us, there are certain milestones that we have in common. As we branch into and become […]

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American Flyers Spotlight: Featured Instructors

 

CALEB WHITLEYCFI at: Addison, TX – South (ADS-S) The best part of training new pilots is the thrill that comes with it. Whether it’s a first-time pilot, or one completing their commercial training, nothing is better than when a student passes their check-ride they’ve worked so hard for, and knowing you helped. My favorite part […]

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Flying In Winter Weather: A Discussion On Temperature

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Winter is here and with it comes significant variation in the weather. It is important to note that when we discuss “winter weather” we are not just speaking about it being cold outside. Winter weather encompasses many different topics. For this article, we are going to focus on temperature. […]

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