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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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Getting Back In The Pilot’s Seat

 

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT Remember that event that fueled your passion for becoming a pilot? If you’re like me, there was some event that took place in your early years that made you fall in love with airplanes. Mine was sitting in the pilot’s seat of a Pan Am 707 on a family […]

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