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Additions To Your Pre-Flight Checklist

 

Every airplane checklist has a story. Sometimes the story tells the tale of a responsible pilot who double checks all of the boxes on their list, while other times the pilot has forgotten to check even the smallest detail before take off resulting in an unintentional accident. Each time one of these items is identified, […]

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The History of Aviator Sunglasses

 

Sunglasses help defend a pilot’s most important sensory asset: vision. A quality pair of sunglasses is a basic necessity in the cockpit to enhance performance. In addition to reducing the impacts of unforgiving sunlight, sunglasses also decrease eye fatigue and provide protection for the ocular tissues from exposure to harmful solar radiation. Additionally, they protect […]

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Defensive Flying

 

By Mike Bliss  When we first learned to drive, we were taught the importance of defensive driving. We learned how to develop the habit of anticipating situations before they happened and to be prepared to take action as we identified hazards in our path.  These same skills are equally important when it comes to flying. […]

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At Home Simulators

 

By Ian Dasho As most pilots in airline academy and flight instructors who have completed a certified flight instructor course know, the airplane is not an ideal classroom. Fun but not ideal. Simulators can provide a practical learning environment, free of stress and distractions, which will allow student pilots the opportunity to practice proper procedures. […]

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Husband and Wife Take to the Skies with American Flyers

 

Building a new life together, Jonathan and Janette Mason, of McKinney, Texas, discovered that beyond their love for each other, they shared a passion for flight. Just months after tying the knot, Jonathan encouraged his bride to pursue her 15-year dream of becoming a pilot, then decided he’d like to fly too. In just a […]

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Carrying the Standard

 

By Tim Genc Recently, we had a former graduate send us a coupon he had found in a very old aviation publication. It advertised an hour-long airplane ride for $5. We had a good chuckle over the clipping and talked a little bit about aviation and the industry. As the gentleman had been in aviation […]

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Featured Staff: Eduardo Jimenez

 

In our history as American Flyers, we have been blessed to have many wonderful, long-term employees. From instructors, to operations staff, to mechanics, there are many people over the years that have contributed to the overall success and longevity of this company. I, myself, have had the pleasure of traveling with and getting to know […]

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