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A Day in the Commercial Academy

 

By Andrew Henley In the fall of 2012, American Flyers and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) began offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Administration with a concentration in Human Factors in Aviation. The program is a direct result of the combined efforts of American Flyers and Nova Southeastern University to meet the market […]

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Why Standardization Is Important

 

You’re in a solid IMC on the last hour of what has been a five-hour IFR flight. The weather is poor, it’s cold and bumpy and you have a couple of passengers with you who are getting nervous. Suddenly, one of your annunciator lights come on, indicating that there is a problem somewhere on your […]

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Challenge Air: Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges for Kids

 

The history of aviation is filled with stories of overcoming obstacles and challenges. It’s one of the things that makes the industry so fascinating. From Charles Lindbergh completing the first solo transatlantic flight to Wiley Hardeman Post being the first person to circumnavigate the globe, the accomplishments in flying have all stemmed from a person […]

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ATC Sequencing

 

The most common reason for problems on an IFR departure is the same as for any other phase of an IFR flight, and it’s not one that keeps you from getting a commercial pilots license: mental disorganization. One contributing factor to mental disorganization is that the pilot doesn’t know what to anticipate in the way […]

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Making Better Landings

 

The problem with landing an airplane is that there are so many variables. New, and even experienced pilots, have difficulty applying what they have learned from one landing to the next because each landing feels like a new experience. A pilot breaks down an instrument approach into segments in order to manage the workload. A pilot […]

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When Is It Night?

 

By Mike Bliss As we approach summer, regardless of the fact that the days are longer, many pilots, especially those who’ve completed CFI academy, choose to take advantage of the nicer weather to engage in night flying. There are several regulations that govern what we do at night and they can be confusing because they […]

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141 Flight Program

 

By Tim Genc Someone asked me, “How can I get the most out of my 141 flight program?” My initial response was, “Do you know what the difference between 141 and 61 is?” And before they could answer, I proclaimed, “It’s 80.” (Think about it… a difference is a mathematical term for subtraction…there you go.) […]

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