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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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A Pilot’s Guide to Destination Flying

 

Just about every pilot can remember their first solo cross country flight. All of the hard work paid off, and you were finally allowed and able to fly somewhere alone. From that time, for most pilots, planning cross country flights became rather straightforward. You selected a destination, plotted a course, and completed the rest of […]

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Five Rules of Thumb for the Instrument Pilot

 

When you think about instrument flying, you can think of hundreds of things that you need to remember when flying in the clouds. This article covers the five most basic rules of thumb for you to remember when flying on instruments. 5: Always use the six T’s American Flyers developed the six T’s over 70 […]

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Finish What You Started!

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot There are 609,000 pilots in the United States. Of those, roughly 80% are “general aviation” pilots. The population of the United States is 327,000,000. When you do the math, you see that pilots make up .19% of the U.S. population. This means that pilots are part of a special […]

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Flying Goals for 2022

 

A new year is upon us filled with new opportunities. If you’re anything like me, you’ve created a list of things you would like to accomplish in 2022 and are wondering how to get things started. At the top of my list is becoming current. I started flying in 2007 and I have around 245 […]

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The Segments of an IFR Approach

 

By Mike Bliss Many IFR pilots, even those who have completed airline academy,  spend too much time nervously looking at the approach chart while flying the approach and, consequently, less time scanning the flight instruments. This is primarily because they do not have a structured way of going about chart reference. By taking into account […]

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Featured Staff Members: Maintenance Team

 

Thank you to our entire maintenance team for all of your hard work and dedication. Our mechanics work tirelessly each day to ensure our airplanes meet the highest standards the industry has to offer. Because of them, our employees and customers feel safe each time they fly one of our airplanes. Our maintenance team consists […]

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