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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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American Flyers Coronavirus Advisory

 

A message to our American Flyers family: The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority.  We are closely monitoring the development of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and are following guidelines from the government and relevant health authorities. To help keep our customers and employees safe, we are practicing extra caution regarding the […]

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FAA Instrument Currency Regulations

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot On June 27, 2018, the Government Printing Office distributed “Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 124”. The first item to be presented in this edition is titled: “Regulatory Relief: Aviation Training Devices; Pilot Certification, Training and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions.” For this article, we are going to discuss the […]

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Holding Patterns While Enroute

 

Holding patterns while enroute are rare indeed. You’re held for two reasons: traffic or weather. Most spacing now is accomplished through the use of speed reductions and vectors. Occasionally, holds do occur, particularly in a terminal area, so the pilot must be able to comply. What is a holding pattern? Basically, it’s a parking lot […]

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Picking the Right Destination Airport

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You’ve decided to take a trip for either business or pleasure. You may be using your airplane or one that you’ve rented. Now it’s time to decide on your destination airport. Before the internet, this was a much more challenging task. Information regarding airports was mostly limited to the […]

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Stay The Course

 

“Stay the course”, a piece of sound advice from our friends at AOPA and others in the aviation industry who have experienced this type of setback in the past. Our world and our industry are in a state of confusion. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has brought the economy and many professional industries to their […]

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