Preparing for Your Solo Cross Country


By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You have decided to earn your private pilot certificate. The first half of your training is going well, and you just soloed. Now it is time to get ready for the next step in your training. The solo cross country. This article will discuss what you need to do […]

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Finance Your Training Today and Start Flying Tomorrow


Flight training, just like any other professional education, costs money. The good news is that American Flyers has an array of options for you to choose from depending on your needs and circumstances. Whether you are a veteran, a prospective career pilot, or doing this for your own personal reasons, we can help through our […]

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Choosing Your School and Career Path

Airline Terminology Glossary

In over 30 years of being involved in the flight training industry, it still amazes me that people still equate certain schools with certain airlines. Whenever I hear this my first question is, “How do you know which airline you are going to work for before you even begin your flight training?” Usually, they tell […]

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The Future for Aviation Is Bright


For over 68 years, pilots and aviation enthusiasts have been making the pilgrimage to the EAA Fly-In Convention. First to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then to Rockford, Illinois, and then eventually to its current home of Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During that one week each year, Wittman Regional Airport becomes the busiest airport in the world. […]

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Getting an Instrument Rating is Easier Than You May Think


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot We see many students come through our doors each year to earn their private pilot certificates. The majority of these students continue on to earn their instrument rating. However, when we speak with people who received their private pilot certificates years ago or from other schools, the story is […]

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Foundations of Weather and Instrument Flying


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot My aviation career started in the ’80s. This was before the smartphone and iPad era. We were fortunate enough to have a flight service station at our airport. Most of the time, rather than calling the FSS, we visited the office. The briefer would print out the weather charts […]

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