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Getting an Instrument Rating is Easier Than You May Think

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot We see many students come through our doors each year to earn their private pilot certificates. The majority of these students continue on to earn their instrument rating. However, when we speak with people who received their private pilot certificates years ago or from other schools, the story is […]

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Foundations of Weather and Instrument Flying

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot My aviation career started in the ’80s. This was before the smartphone and iPad era. We were fortunate enough to have a flight service station at our airport. Most of the time, rather than calling the FSS, we visited the office. The briefer would print out the weather charts […]

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Why Choose American Flyers’ CFI Academy

 

By Patrick Connell Legacy, an endowment, a bequest, a gift… These are a few hallmarks of a good flight instructor. He or she endows upon their students a lifelong gift that will forever change them in ways that they had perhaps never imagined. How, you may ask? First of all, you enable them to take […]

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Women in Aviation: Inside and Outside the Cockpit

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot I went to an aeronautical university in the ‘80s and could count the number of female pilots on one hand. Growing up in a house full of women and watching them achieve what they did, I could not understand why more females were not getting into aviation. I have […]

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Life In The CFI Academy

 

Pilot’s Digest: Why did you choose American Flyers for your CFI training?   Skyler Hudson: I chose American Flyers for my CFI training because I have worked with them through my private, instrument, and commercial. American Flyers has a strong reputation for developing competent professional aviators. When choosing a flight school I wanted the best […]

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Finance Your Training Today And Start Flying Tomorrow

 

If you ever watched the movie “The Right Stuff,” there was a very quick yet telling line that applies to all wannabe pilots. Gordo Cooper asked a reporter if they knew what made their craft go up. The reporter asked, “what?” Gordo smiled and said, “no bucks, no Buck Rogers.”  Flight training, just like any […]

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The Importance of Dual and Solo Simulator Training

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Records show that methods to tell the future, like a crystal ball, have been used as far back as the 1st century. Soothsayers used the magic ball to give advice to the world’s most powerful people. If you think about this, you must ask yourself whether the ball, the […]

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