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Preflight Checklist in the Heat of Summer vs. the Cold of Winter

 

By: Stephen Daun Much of our country experienced hotter than normal temperatures this summer. Because of this, many pilots had to adjust the way that they flew to deal with the higher temperatures and higher density altitudes. Now it’s is time to prepare for our annual mindset shift from summer to winter weather flying. The colder […]

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Hot Starts/Fuel Injection vs. Carburetors

 

By: Rick Farmer Every fuel injection system made today requires that a calibrated device be used to accurately deliver a precise amount of fuel to each cylinder at the exact instant fuel is needed for combustion. Automobiles accomplish this by use of computers and modern electronics, but did you know that the fuel injection system found […]

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Featured Staff: Marty Finlayson

 

By: Andrew Henley In aviation, there are many people behind the scenes that help schools like American Flyers reach their goals. We consider ourselves fortunate to have a great team of Instructors, Mechanics, Operations and Sales staff, as well as other team members not directly employed by American Flyers. One such person that we’ve had the […]

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Why Now Is A Great Time To Become A Commercial Pilot

 

By: Brad Morrison We are in a pretty incredible time in aviation right now. After years of slow hiring practices and low starting salaries, the airlines are faced with a choice — either find a way to hire more pilots, or be faced with having to park airplanes. Obviously, parking airplanes is not good for the company, or […]

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Flying During the Holiday Season & Beyond!

 

By: Mike Forth The holiday season is just around the corner and it can be one of the best times of the year to fly. Round up your family and friends, jump into an airplane and you’re off on an adventure during the most joyous time of the year. Now you can enjoy stress-free quality […]

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Letter From the President of American Flyers: Jill Cole | Oct-Sep 2018

 

Many of our readers have heard about the exciting changes within our industry from a career training standpoint. We are proud we’ve had the opportunity to impact the aviation world for nearly 80 years and we remain dedicated to being the leader in aviation education, shaping the flight training industry through career and personal training. By […]

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Is Your Runway Balanced or Unbalanced?

 

By: Dick Hyslop In the June 2018 edition of the Pilot’s Digest, we discussed the balanced field concept regarding runway length, but what happens when there is not sufficient room to construct a balanced field? Look at airports like New York La Guardia (KLGA), Dallas Love Field (KDAL), Charleston West Virginia (KCRW), or Reno (KRNO). Each […]

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