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Featured Staff Member: Sebastian Agramont

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT A culture of high standards and excellence is not easy to come by in the world of aviation maintenance, and American Flyers is lucky to have an Inspection Authorized (IA) mechanic like Sebastian Agramont maintaining the standard each and every day. From trouble shooting discrepancies to conducting an annual […]

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Student Interview: Megan Triscari

 

BY AMERICAN FLYERS Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little about yourself. Megan Triscari: I am 28 years old and I am currently a Flight Attendant for Delta Airlines. I grew up here in South Florida and am a proud FSU grad: Go Noles! I love all things nature, dogs and pizza when I’m not working […]

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Attitude Flying: Establishing Control of the Aircraft’s Flight Path

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT Perhaps the most basic question a pilot can ask is: “How do I control an airplane and make it do what I want it to do?” The answer to this question involves a fundamental principle that underlies just about everything a pilot will do, from flying aerobatics to a […]

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Fleet Modernization With New Piper Pilot 100s

 

BY JILL COLE, AMERICAN FLYERS PRESIDENT American Flyers started in 1939 and has since had a reputation for being the global leader in aviation education. In addition to many “firsts,” we were the first flight school to offer instrument training. We were faced with a unique challenge because at the time, the general aviation manufacturers […]

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Ignite The Pilot In You With An Introductory Flight

 

BY ANDREW HENLEY Flying is more than a career or hobby; it is a passion. It is a passion so embedded in one’s soul that the only way to quench the thirst of flight is to take to the sky. You can spot this “thirst” from a very young age. The next time you are […]

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Flying With Confidence

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT Webster’s Dictionary defines confidence as: “belief in oneself and one’s powers or abilities; self-confidence; self-reliance; assurance.” If you ask any pilot if they are confident, the vast majority would say yes. Each year, we see many pilots with experience ranging from a day-one Private Pilot student to a 25,000 […]

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Why Standardization Is Important

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT You are flying IFR 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 who are getting nervous. Suddenly, one of your annunciator lights comes on indicating that there is a problem […]

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