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Battery Amp/Hour

 

By Rick Farmer A question I have heard asked many times, by those who want to become a commercial pilot or private pilot or just like flying, is “how long will the battery last if the alternator fails?” Well, this question is very hard to give an accurate and simple answer to, so let’s dive […]

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An In-Depth Look At The History of the GPS

 

The development of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) or GPS has upgraded the accuracy of the Airways around the world. The WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) was added to the GPS to further enhance the positional accuracy. Using an advanced FMS (Flight Management System), today’s airplanes are capable to fly routes with less separation of aircraft, […]

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Back to School

 

By Ian Dasho For many pilots, whether just starting out or completing a CFI academy, this time of year means that they are either preparing to go back to school or preparing others to go back to school. Either way, American Flyers knows that from mid-August to mid-September many pilots will not think about flying […]

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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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