A Foundation Based on Personalized Instruction


By Andrew Henley Reed Pigman established American Flyers in 1939 in Ft. Worth Texas as both an airline and flight training facility. During the World War II era, American Flyers was contracted by both the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy to be one of the few non-combatant flight schools to train military pilots in primary […]

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The Basics of Stabilized Approaches


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot If you ask a room full of pilots to define a stabilized approach, like other things, you will hear a variety of responses. Most come close to the proper definition, but many still miss the mark. This is evident by the number of flight-into-terrain accidents that occur during daytime […]

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Why the Double I? A Look at the Value of the CFI-I


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot There are many different reasons why people become pilots, and likewise, there are many different reasons why pilots become flight instructors. There are a few reasons why flight instructors don’t become instrument instructors, however, and that is mainly due to a lack of understanding. That understanding is how much […]

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An Airline Academy Sets You up for Success!

Airline Academy Success

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot It seems like today, every advertisement for every flight school includes some type of airline academy. These words are usually surrounded by pictures of large airplanes and different airline logos. Some are quite impressive and even have pictures of student pilots in uniform. Then when you read the fine […]

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Training in Various Conditions Makes a Well-Rounded Pilot

well-rounded pilot

By Mike Bliss One of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of flying is that no two flights are ever the same. It is not only the destination and scenery that changes but there is the changing weather that requires constant attention. There are different kinds of airspace encountered, each having its own requirements and […]

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Why Do You Fly?

why do you fly

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot One of the best things about being with other pilots is finding out what motivated each of them to fly. The only thing even more interesting is finding out why people chose to devote their careers to aviation. This month we asked a few of our long-time employees to […]

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A Discussion on Stalls


By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot The word “stall” means different things to different people. When people decide they want to learn how to fly, they find that many word definitions they know and understand are different in the aviation world. One of these words is “stall.” The lack of adequate preparation and presentation is […]

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