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Passing the Knowledge Test

 
FAA Knowledge Test

Several years back, I went to renew my driver’s license. When I got to the front of the line, I was informed that because I had received a few speeding tickets that year I would have to retake the Driver’s Ed written exam. I got through it and lived to drive another day, but the […]

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Student Interview with John Payne

 

Pilot’s Digest: How long have you wanted to be a pilot, and why? John Payne: I’ve always been involved in sports and activities; I played football, basketball and ran track in middle school. High school was when things started to change, and I really had to start thinking about what it was I wanted to […]

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American Flyers Interview with Captain José María López

 
Captain Jose Maria

Pilot’s Digest (PD): Tell us about your aviation career; what do you do, and how long have you been doing it? José: My aviation career, if I could put it in one word, is stunning! I started off as an airline pilot almost six years ago. I was hired by Volaris as a cadet first […]

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Every Time a Bell Rings a Pilot Gets Their Wings

 

Everyone enjoys recognition; and most people don’t like to brag about their achievements. When one of our graduates rings the bell, they are letting everyone know that they are now a member of this unique fraternity; they have achieved a goal. Ringing the bell also serves as a reminder and a salute to all who […]

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Don’t Be a “Wannabe” Pilot… Finish Up!

 

Everyone who starts any sort of pilot training fully intends on finishing what they’ve started so they can go flying. Flying is the dream and flight training is the path to the dream, or the means to an end. “Means to an end“ is usually a phrase we use to describe a less than enjoyable […]

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Stretching: The Fountain of Youth

 

Complements of Harvey W. Watt Weights and cardio are important, but don’t forget flexibility. We are made to move. Exercise, breathing, flexibility and movement keep us feeling young and alive. However, as we age, most of us move less each day. In a society with drive–through everything, it’s easy to sit on the couch and […]

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Renewing Your CFI Certificate

 

Every instructor out there usually remembers two aviation moments with great emotion as if they were yesterday: their first solo and their CFI check ride. That initial time you took to the air, less the weight and training wheels of your instructor, was the first time you became a pilot. It was a glorious moment […]

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