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Keep Your CFI Current with American Flyers’ FIRC Course

 

There is nothing more exhilarating than being a pilot, except maybe teaching others how to fly. When you are able to share your passion for flying and gain hours, it can be like you’re living in the clouds. And, better yet, the teaching and constant flying only make you a safer and more experienced pilot. […]

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Celebrating 80 Years of Training Pilots: Jill Cole

 

We are proud to announce American Flyers is celebrating 80 years of service this spring! We began our journey 80 years ago by training pilots out of Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). To this day, we continue to build a reputation of being the instrument-training specialists and Finish-Up experts. Over the years, the aviation industry […]

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The Truth Behind IFR Training

 

By Time Genc A while back, after my certified flight instructor course, I took a motorcycle safety course and it was one of the most unique motorcycle courses I have taken thus far: it was all about how to lay down a motorcycle. That’s right, it was two days of bringing the bike to the […]

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The Segments of an IFR Approach

 

By Mike Bliss Many IFR pilots, even those who have completed airline academy,  spend too much time nervously looking at the approach chart while flying the approach and, consequently, less time scanning the flight instruments. This is primarily because they do not have a structured way of going about chart reference. By taking into account […]

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The History of Flight

 

By Nasa Glenn Research Center Editor’s Note: From the time each of us learned how to fly, we have all heard different accounts from different pilots of “how it all began.” From the Montgolfier brothers to Wilbur and Orville, the stories are colorful. Recently, we came across an excellent presentation from the NASA Glenn Research […]

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American Flyers Flight School Graduates First Ever Round of American Airlines Cadet Academy Students

 

Fort Worth, Texas, March 20, 2019 – American Flyers and American Airlines partnered up last year to address the growing demand for pilots. Today we celebrate the first group of students that have successfully completed the American Airlines Cadet Academy Program. As the first-of-its-kind program, it was designed to provide the training, financing and mentoring […]

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The Commercial Academy

 

By Andrew Henley Editor’s Note: In this month’s column, Andrew explores the Private Pilot portion of the Career Academy. More information on the career training programs offered by American Flyers can be found by going to www.af.tv/14  On the quest to become a commercial pilot, there are many segments. Segment one: the Private Pilot Course. […]

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