Flying In Winter Weather: A Discussion On Temperature


By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Winter is here and with it comes significant variation in the weather. It is important to note that when we discuss “winter weather” we are not just speaking about it being cold outside. Winter weather encompasses many different topics. For this article, we are going to focus on temperature. […]

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Where Is The Airline Industry?

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By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot When you mention aviation to the “nonpilot,” they automatically think of the airlines. This isn’t surprising since that is the only portion of our industry that most people see. It is no different when you discuss “careers in aviation.” Most people automatically think of an airline pilot. Before we […]

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Opportunity Comes With A Fresh Start


Happy holidays to all of our family and friends. When thinking about what to write, I was struck by one thing, how thankful we are to all of the people who have supported American Flyers over the past year. We’ve had to adapt like never before and we would not be where we are today […]

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How to Get Your CFI Back And This Time Keep It


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot At some point during your quest to earn your pilot certificates and ratings, you will most likely, like many other pilots, realize that you need an efficient way to build your hours and experience. Some people fly banners while other fly pipeline patrol or hundreds of different creative hour-building […]

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Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little about yourself. Kyle Hoban: I was born and raised in a town just outside of Chicago, Illinois for 18 years of my life. I moved out to Dallas, Texas just after I graduated high school with my mom and dad. PD: How did you get into flying? KH: I […]

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Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little about yourself. Jorge Rodarte-Cruz: My name is Jorge Rodarte-Cruz. I’m a Dallas local and I’ve been doing flight training with American Flyers since May 2019. PD: How did you get into flying? JR: My father is a corporate pilot, so I have luckily had the opportunity to be around […]

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Getting Your Instrument Rating in 10 days


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot As the old saying goes: “just because you can doesn’t always mean that you should.” This can be said of many things in aviation. Many schools advertise a 10-day instrument rating and many pilots end up frustrated when they find that they can’t do it. So, does this mean […]

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