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Become a Better Pilot

 

This issue of the Pilot’s Digest is all about becoming a better pilot. A good pilot is one that is always learning, but a great pilot is one that practices what they have learned. If you’re like me, you’ve watched the ESPN special about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls called The Last Dance. What […]

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Pilot-in-Control

 

We are all familiar with the term PIC—Pilot-in-Command. It is the legal term for the person aboard the aircraft who is ultimately responsible for its operation and safety of flight. It is important to note, however, that there is a difference between being in command and being in control. Being in command means you “ought” […]

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FEATURED STAFF MEMBER: Rick Farmer

 

The best advice I can give someone looking for a flight school is this: when you take a tour of the facility, ask to see their airplanes. If the airplane has garbage floating around, ripped seats, old tires, and needs paint, it shows you that this flight school is unconcerned with investing in their equipment. […]

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STUDENT INTERVIEW: Alyssa Silva

 

Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little about yourself? Alyssa Silva: I’m 29 years old, and from Massachusetts. I’m currently a full-time student at the American Flyers in Scottsdale, AZ. Prior to flight training, I was an Inflight Team Leader (Flight Attendant Supervisor). PD: How did you get into flying? AS: Prior to transitioning to an […]

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What is a Compressor Stall?

 

By Captain Dick Hyslop Recently, there has been a great deal of news coverage surrounding the Delta Boeing-777 dumping fuel during an approach to LAX. While the headlines are all about the fuel dumping, let us take a look at what happened that led to the need for dumping that fuel. The flight was a […]

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AMERICAN FLYERS SPOTLIGHT: FEATURED INSTRUCTORS

 

Bruce Lemoine From: Colleyville, Texas CFI at: Addison, TX – North (ADS) I am currently working towards my commercial MEI certification while I am a CFI. My favorite part about teaching is seeing students learn new concepts and techniques that will make them safer pilots and, watching it all click when they finally get it. […]

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A Pilot’s Guide to Destination Flying

 

By Steven J. Daun, National Chief Pilot Just about every pilot can remember their first solo cross country flight. All of the hard work paid off and they were finally able (and allowed) to fly somewhere alone. From that time, for most pilots, planning cross country flights became rather straightforward. They selected a destination, plotted […]

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