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CFIs Make Great Pilots

 

The best way to learn is to try, and try, and try again. “Practice makes perfect” are well-known words we all grew up on. And of course, this phrase absolutely applies to flying. I recently ran into an old CFI student of mine from many years ago. We spent some time catching up since his […]

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Five Rules of Thumb for the Private Pilot

 

If you ask any pilot for flying advice, regardless of their experience, you will most likely get an earful. Some of this advice is based on experience while most is based on hearsay and hangar flying. When we discuss the five rules of thumb for private pilots, we are not saying these are the only […]

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The Most Common Skills a Pilot Will Forget First When Not Proficient

 

Everyone has a story, and every pilot has a reason for learning to fly.  Then in many cases, “life happens.”  We see this often where a pilot learned to fly years ago, and due to family, financial, business, or many other reasons, they had to stop flying.  As soon as they get back to a […]

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Passing the Knowledge Test

 

The average age of someone starting flight training is 31. For private pilots, it’s 48. That means the average person in the initial flight training process is probably quite removed from taking standardized written assessments but is very accustomed to practical and real-world evaluations. So, most flight training candidates may be apprehensive about the FAA […]

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Now Is An Even Better Time To Become A Commercial Pilot

 

In October 2018, we published an article titled “Why Now is a Great Time to Become a Commercial Pilot.” In that article, we focused on the state of the industry from mostly a logistics perspective. There were not enough pilots to fly airplanes, and we had record airplane sales. Both of these factors led to […]

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Aviation Year in Review

 

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, American Flyers will be celebrating our 83rd year in flight training. That is remarkable when you stop and think about it. You might wonder, how does a flight school stay in business for over 80 years? That’s a great question, one we think about every single day. […]

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Featured Student: Lilia Hameed

 

American Flyers: Why don’t you tell us a little about yourself? Lilia Hameed: I am a triple minority and a first-generation U.S citizen! My mom is from Mexico and my dad is from Iraq. That makes me half Hispanic, half Middle Eastern, and a woman in the aviation community. I’ve spent almost all my life […]

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