Are You Ready for ADS-B?


By Rick Farmer, National Head of Maintenance Are you aware of the major changes to the National Airspace System that are currently underway? ADS-B or Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast will soon be replacing radar as the primary surveillance method for controlling aircraft worldwide. It is currently mandatory equipment for aircraft operating in Australia and some […]

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Becoming a Pilot

Become a Pilot

BY TIM GENC For those of us who love airplanes, we know that flying can be for anyone who has a passion for aviation. We also know that it takes skill, dedication, the right mindset and attitude of an early explorer, and an adventurer’s spirit. It takes quick thinking and the ability to divide your […]

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Getting Back in the Pilot’s Seat

Pilot Seat

BY STEVEN DAUN, NATIONAL CHIEF PILOT Remember, that event that fueled your passion for becoming a pilot? If you are like me, there was some event that took place in your early years that made you fall in love with airplanes. Mine was sitting in the pilot’s seat of a Pan Am 707 on a […]

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Kevin McCormack

Kevin McCormack has been a part of American Flyers for eighteen years. Growing up in a family of aviation enthusiasts, the interest in aircraft and flight training was always a cardinal part of Kevin’s makeup, and his passion for the industry could not be more evident to the students he assists. Kevin received his Private […]

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Passing the Knowledge Test

FAA Knowledge Test

Several years back, I went to renew my driver’s license. When I got to the front of the line, I was informed that because I had received a few speeding tickets that year I would have to retake the Driver’s Ed written exam. I got through it and lived to drive another day, but the […]

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Student Interview with John Payne


Pilot’s Digest: How long have you wanted to be a pilot, and why? John Payne: I’ve always been involved in sports and activities; I played football, basketball and ran track in middle school. High school was when things started to change, and I really had to start thinking about what it was I wanted to […]

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American Flyers Interview with Captain José María López

Captain Jose Maria

Pilot’s Digest (PD): Tell us about your aviation career; what do you do, and how long have you been doing it? José: My aviation career, if I could put it in one word, is stunning! I started off as an airline pilot almost six years ago. I was hired by Volaris as a cadet first […]

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