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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 The yank and bank days have been replaced by flight management systems.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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CFIs Make Great Pilots

 

By: Brad Morrison The best way to learn is to do, and do, and do again. Practice makes perfect are well-known words we all grew up on. And of course, this phrase absolutely applies to flying. I recently ran into an old CFI student of mine from many years ago. We spent some time catching up […]

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Why the Double I?

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot There are many different reasons why people become pilots, and likewise, there are many different reasons why pilots become flight instructors. There are few reasons why flight instructors don’t become instrument instructors, however, and that is mainly due to a lack of understanding. That understanding is to how much […]

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Letter From the President of American Flyers: Jill Cole | Nov-Dec 2018

 

This issue of our Pilot’s Digest is especially important to American Flyers as during the November and December months, many of us reflect on the past year. While considering what was important to write, I was struck by all the changes in our industry and how thankful we are for your support of not only […]

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You got your PPL, so what can you do now?

 

By: Mike Forth Congratulations! You got your PPL (private pilot license). Actually, it’s a certificate, not a license, but that’s a topic for a different discussion. The important thing is you got it! Now you can fly around in almost any single engine aircraft, take passengers and do all kinds of fun stuff. You may […]

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American Flyers and the Frasca Simulator

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The American Flyers that exists today is the result of a combination of two renowned flight schools: Aviation Training Enterprises and American Flyers. Aviation Training Enterprises (ATE) was started by Monty Montgomery which became known as a leader in instrument training for civilian pilots in the United States. While […]

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