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Getting Your Instrument Rating in 10 days

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot As the old saying goes: “just because you can doesn’t always mean that you should.” This can be said of many things in aviation. Many schools advertise a 10-day instrument rating and many pilots end up frustrated when they find that they can’t do it. So, does this mean […]

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American Flyers Spotlight: Featured Instructors

 

BEN ELWELLCFI at: Addison, TX – North (ADS) My favorite part about being a CFI at American Flyers is definitely getting to meet new students and coworkers. Everyone comes from different walks of life and it creates a great atmosphere that makes working fun. Personally, I want to eventually be in the airlines, but I’m […]

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FEATURED STAFF MEMBER: Aaron Horton

 

American Flyers currently owns and operates a fleet of over 50 aircraft that is spread out across our 6 locations and keeping them up to our standards takes a lot of hard work. But fortunately, we have a spectacular in-house maintenance team that makes sure each aircraft is constantly ready for flight. Someone who is […]

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The Instrument Proficiency Check

 

By Stephen Daun, National Chief Pilot Unlike the flight review, The instrument proficiency check (IPC) is only required if a pilot’s instrument currency lapses; there is no regularly recurring requirement for an IPC. As long as instrument-rated pilots accomplish the approach currency requirements of 14 CFR 61.57, they may never require an IPC! Because of […]

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The Importance Of Learning In A 6-Pack

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The dictionary actually has a definition for “back-to-basics,” which is “stressing simplicity and adherence to fundamental principles.” Perhaps the most significant and important word in this definition is “simplicity.” As airplanes become more technically advanced and support items such as tablets and phones provide more and more information, it […]

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4 Reasons To Get Your Instrument Rating

 

Have you ever considered completing your instrument rating? If you have, please read this edition of the Pilot’s Digest as it is dedicated to instrument flying. Hopefully, by the time you’re done reading this edition, you’ll be well educated and inspired to further your pilot skills. So, with that in mind, let’s get started with […]

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Passing the Knowledge Test

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT The average age of someone starting flight training is 31. For private pilots, it’s 48. That means the average person in the initial flight training process is probably quite removed from taking standardized written assessments, but is very accustomed to practical and real-world evaluations. So, most flight training candidates […]

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