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Choosing Your School and Career Path

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot In over 30 years of being involved in the flight training industry, it amazes me that people still equate certain schools with certain airlines. Whenever I hear this, my first question to them is “how do you know which airline you are going to work for before you have […]

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How the CEO of American Flyers is Changing Flight Training

 

By Andrew Henley, Vice President Since 1911, March 8th has been marked as a day to recognize women in aviation. Although it’s only October, I felt it was exceptionally important to dedicate this issue of the Pilot’s Digest to the women who have dedicated their lives to the aviation community. Women have made an enormous impact […]

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80 Years of Training Pilots

 

American Flyers is thrilled to be celebrating 80 years of being the leading school for flight training. “A lot has changed since our founding in 1939, as we have shifted and transitioned with aviation needs, but one thing has remained constant: we continue to provide the American Flyers Difference,” said Jill Cole, President of American […]

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Preparing For a Scenario-Based FAA Checkride

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot If you have had the opportunity to take an FAA checkride in the last year or two, you have probably noticed the emphasis placed on scenario-based questions. The new Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) now require that certain tasks, such as operating as PIC, aircraft airworthiness, inoperative equipment, weather, and […]

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Touch and Go With Two Students: Ty Hammond and Za’keya Dorsey

 

Although aviation is popular, people rarely talk about the various paths a person can take to achieve the goals of becoming a certificated pilot. There is the Ab Initio academy-style approach, which allows a student with no prior experience in aviation to join a program with a group of other students. Together, they walk through […]

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Single Pilot In The IFR Environment (SPOIFRE)

 

American Flyers has been training and supporting pilots since 1939. Throughout this time, we have trained more instrument pilots than anyone else in the industry. Many years ago, American Flyers condensed this knowledge and experience and published a “how to” guide for instrument pilots. This manual is called “Single Pilot in the IFR Environment” or […]

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Refreshing Your Weather Knowledge

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Weather is usually the weakest subject area that we fund when speaking with pilots. This is regardless of certificate or rating(s) held. The weather seems to be one of those areas that is treated differently than the other topics that we discuss. Why? The answer is usually that instructors […]

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