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Getting Your Plane Out of Winter Storage

 

BY RICK FARMER, NATIONAL HEAD OF MAINTENANCE Now that the winter season is starting to fade in most parts of the country, pilots everywhere are looking forward to the flying season ahead. If your aircraft has spent the last few months collecting dust, there are few things that need to be checked before you take […]

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Keep Your CFI Current with American Flyers’ FIRC Course

 

There is nothing more exhilarating than being a pilot, except maybe teaching others how to fly. When you are able to share your passion for flying and gain hours, it can be like you’re living in the clouds. And, better yet, the teaching and constant flying only make you a safer and more experienced pilot. […]

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Featured Staff: Mike Nagel

 

Mike Nagel is a second-generation employee of American Flyers. Mike’s dad, Mike Sr., began working for American Flyers (A.T.E. at the time) in the 1970s when we had a location at Love Field in Dallas, TX. After leaving A.T.E., Mike Sr. began working for Southwest Airlines where he stayed until he retired a couple of […]

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Is Your Runway Balanced or Unbalanced?

 

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 of these […]

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It’s Time to Buy Your First Airplane

 

Are you a new pilot thinking about purchasing your first airplane? Or maybe you’re looking for a time builder that will allow you to build the hours needed to get your commercial pilot license. Perhaps you’re looking to make your business travel more efficient, or maybe you just want to fly for fun and can’t justify […]

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American Flyers Spotlight: Featured Instructors

 

“My favorite part of training new pilots is seeing the fire and energy a new aspiring aviator brings. Training new pilots helps myself recapture that enthusiasm and realize what a privilege it is to be in the air doing something you dreamt of as a kid. I’m currently working on my MEI while I continue […]

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Featured Student: Ryan Yawger

 

American Flyers: Tell us a little about yourself? Ryan Yawger: Hello my name is Ryan. I’m very into sports, both playing and watching them. I’m hoping a NY sports team will start winning, and currently, I am working as a pizza delivery driver. AF: How did you get into flying? Ryan: I have been around […]

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