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Safety Trends

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot For the majority of my career in aviation, I’ve noticed that very few companies and instructors like to discuss safety trends. This could be for a few reasons — one being that part of this discussion includes tough subjects like accidents and incidents. Both of which are subjects that […]

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It’s a Great Time To Start A Career As A Professional Pilot

 

By Andrew Henley “I really want to be a professional pilot; do you think that’s a good idea?” That was the question I asked my high school guidance counselor. He looked at me like I was crazy. He said, “I have no idea, you should go to the local airport and find someone who knows […]

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Investing In Today’s Youth With Principles of Aviation

 

American Flyers in Scottsdale, Arizona was able to spend the day with Northwest Christian’s physics class.  Every year, our goal is to inspire students in aviation and we are proud to say that this was our second year in a row hosting this field trip. During this field-trip, a team of instructors was able to […]

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An Overview of the Forms of Navigation

 

By Chris Webb History is full of famous quotes regarding travel, journeys, and destinations. A Chinese proverb once said, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.” Ralph Waldo Emerson was quoted with saying “life is a journey, not a destination.” Both quotes have one thing in particular in common: you are […]

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The Art of Landing

 

By Chris Webb Editor’s Note: Ah, the elusive perfect landing. We have all been there, right? Nice stable approach, airspeed and altitude nailed, no wind and we are lined up with the numbers as precisely as can be. 50 feet, 20 feet, 10 feet, the swish. A small gust of wind pushes us onto the […]

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Where Does Your Cabin Heat Really Come From

 

By Rick Farmer It’s February and you just took off from an airport in northern Illinois. Cruising along at 7,500 feet, you start to feel a little nip in the air. You reach over to turn on the cabin heater and presto, both you and your passengers are nice and warm and feeling thankful. But, […]

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Over 10,000 CFIs Trained In 35 Years

 

Every month at 3 of our locations— Morristown, New Jersey; Addison, Texas; and Pompano Beach, Florida—groups of students gather together to help each other become Certified Flight Instructors (CFI’s).  We call this our very own CFI Academy. We offer a 15-day CFI-A Academy (only in Morristown) and 30-day combined CFI-I and CFI-A Academy in Addison […]

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