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FAA Instrument Currency Regulations

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot On June 27, 2018, the Government Printing Office distributed “Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 124”. The first item to be presented in this edition is titled: “Regulatory Relief: Aviation Training Devices; Pilot Certification, Training and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions.” For this article, we are going to discuss the […]

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Holding Patterns While Enroute

 

Holding patterns while enroute are rare indeed. You’re held for two reasons: traffic or weather. Most spacing now is accomplished through the use of speed reductions and vectors. Occasionally, holds do occur, particularly in a terminal area, so the pilot must be able to comply. What is a holding pattern? Basically, it’s a parking lot […]

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Picking the Right Destination Airport

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You’ve decided to take a trip for either business or pleasure. You may be using your airplane or one that you’ve rented. Now it’s time to decide on your destination airport. Before the internet, this was a much more challenging task. Information regarding airports was mostly limited to the […]

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Stay The Course

 

“Stay the course”, a piece of sound advice from our friends at AOPA and others in the aviation industry who have experienced this type of setback in the past. Our world and our industry are in a state of confusion. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has brought the economy and many professional industries to their […]

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Air Traffic Control

 

The air route traffic control center (ARTCC) encompasses the en-route air traffic control system air/ground radio communications that provide safe, expeditious movement of aircraft operating on instrument flight rules (IFR) within the controlled airspace of the center. ARTCCs provide the central authority for issuing IFR clearances and nationwide monitoring of each IFR flight. This applies […]

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FEATURED STAFF MEMBER: Cesar Salazar

 

By Andrew Henley Cesar Salazar walked into American Flyers at our Morristown, New Jersey location for the first time in 2015. Cesar was a private pilot, attending our 3-day instrument and commercial ground schools.  At the time, he was working for the Morristown Airport operations department. With his infectious personality, we knew this was someone […]

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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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