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Finish What You Started: Brad Morrison

 

As we have moved into the start of the new year, I can’t help but appreciate last year. 2018 was filled with a lot of great accomplishments for American Flyers as well as some noteworthy advancements in the industry. But while 2018 was a great year, we have to be careful and not rest on […]

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Starting Your Check Ride Off On the Right Foot

 

By Tim Genc I remember working with a student who was preparing for her instrument flight test in our American Flyers airline academy. When we were at the point that her approaches and knowledge were to practical test standards, she asked me to give her a week before I scheduled her check ride. I didn’t […]

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Continuing Education for Your Health, Wallet & Life

 

Congratulations! You have earned the pilot certificate that you have always wanted. What now? Many of our readers will continue to earn the certificates and ratings necessary for their first job in aviation. Others may feel the time and financial investment they have made into their first one or two certificates and/or ratings is enough. […]

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The Ride of a Lifetime

 

By Tim Genc Entering a commercial pilot program is a great achievement, but amidst all of the fantastic experiences that on will experience, one that very few get to experience is what some call the ride of a lifetime. The Blackbird family of aircraft (that’s right – there was more than one Blackbird) was originally […]

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Student Interview: Eric Moffett

 

Pilot’s Digest: How did you get into aviation? Eric Moffett: My dad is a pilot for Delta, so I have always had a little bit of interest in aviation. I went to college for business management because I did not have a solid idea of what I wanted to do. After graduating college, I realized […]

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What the Books Don’t Teach

 

While American Flyers celebrates 75 years of supporting pilots and passing out commercial pilot certificates, I celebrate 50 years of being one… And although I have been dedicated to teaching flying, it has always been interesting to learn from some of my professional pilot friends. “Flying by the book” was an obligation, but they added […]

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One of the Greatest Advancements in Aviation History

 

By: Captain Richard Hyslop I often get asked what changes I have observed in aviation since my Cessna 140 days in the late 60s. We now fly faster, higher and farther. The yank and bank days have been replaced by flight management systems. The autopilots can fly more accurately and give passengers a better ride than […]

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