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Benefits of Portability!

 

By Ian Dasho During a recent conversation with a longtime pilot, I discovered that it wasn’t just pilots who, whether in a flight instructor renewal course or airline academy, love the portability of the American Flyers’ Simulator in a Box. Family members do too! This particular pilot, let’s just call him Jon, loves flying to […]

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Student Interview: Leslie Dunn

 

Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Leslie Dunn: I work as a physician. I have a dense schedule. I met a person who told me about American flyers and encouraged me to go in to visit the school. I’m glad I did. PD: How did you get into flying? LD: My love […]

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Preflight

 

By Chris Webb Here are a few of the questions I get in and out of airline academy. What does it mean to ‘preflight an aircraft?’ When should it be done and who should do it? It is very easy to just follow the checklist. After all, that is what the manufacturer suggests as the […]

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Seasons Change and So Should Your Mixture

 

By Rick Farmer As we transition from the cold, snowy winters to the sweltering summer heat that most of the country is experiencing this year, apart of answering the question, “how to become a commercial pilot”, you should know that our air-cooled heat-producing power plants are feeling it as well.  This increase in air temperature […]

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Runway Incursions

 

By Mike Bliss Although much attention has been given in the last few years to the topic of runway incursions by those in and out of commercial pilot programs, it continues to be a problem, one that can potentially have very serious consequences. The key to avoiding such incursions is to make sure you fully […]

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The Wrong Way to Choose a Flight School

 

By: Brad Morrison I was about 17 years old when I began my search for a flight school to help me achieve my goal of becoming a professional pilot. Like many young, aspiring pilots, I started my journey with the help of my father, but we really had no idea what a “successful” flight school looked […]

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So, It’s Been Awhile

 

By Chris Webb So it’s been awhile? For most who’ve completed CFIA, CFII academy, or have a history of flying, we’ll rationalize this question with, “It’s like riding a bike.” “It’ll come back to you” “Your muscles will remember what to do.” These phrases are all fine and dandy, but that still doesn’t take away […]

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