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Spring into Flight

 

By: Mike Forth Spring has sprung! You know what that means. It’s time to get back in your favorite airplane, take the family and friends out, show them the local sights or plan that long-awaited vacation.  It’s a chance to remind everyone that you belong to a rare group of skilled people. You’re a Pilot! […]

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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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Featured Staff: Vagif Aliyev

 

Vagif Aliyev has been based at our Pompano Beach, Florida, facility since 2002. Before coming to American Flyers, Vagif had compiled an aviation resume that most would only dream about. A graduate of the Kiev Institute of Civil Engineers, Vagif began his aviation career working for Aeroflot Airlines as a flight engineer on the Tu-154. […]

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Do You Have What The Airlines Are Looking For?

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You have been flying recreationally for years. During one of many vacations with friends or family, you find yourself on an airliner jetting to some unique destination. Inevitably, during one of these trips, one of your friends or family members indicates that “since you are a pilot, if something happens, […]

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A Discussion on Stalls

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The word “stall” means different things to different people. When people decide they want to learn how to fly, they find that many word definitions they know and understand are different in the aviation world. One of these words is “stall.” The lack of adequate preparation and presentation is […]

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Student Interview: Christian Winsnes Alvarez

 

Pilot’s Digest: What inspired you to learn to fly? Christian Winsnes: Since I was a young kid, I loved to see airplanes wherever I was. When I traveled with my family, I kept staring at all the airplanes that could be seen from the window. At that age I was already in love with planes, […]

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The Language of an Airline Pilot

 
Commercial Airplane

By Captain Richard Hyslop, American Airlines (retired) Have you ever listened to two airline pilots talking shop? They have a language and terms totally foreign to the public and most GA pilots. Terms like “EPR, TAT, V1, V2, Mach” have little meaning for the private pilot. With the hiring boom going on at all the […]

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