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Looking Forward to Flying in the Fall

 

By Andrew Henley, Vice President American Flyers Fall is my favorite time of the year. From the leaves changing color to the crispness in the air, fall provides wonderful opportunities for those that want to take advantage of all that autumn has to offer. For pilots, it is an amazing opportunity to catch a glimpse […]

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American Flyers Addison, TX: Same Airport, Different Stories

 

Choosing where to start, or finish, your flight training can sometimes be a daunting process. When a flight training organization has multiple locations – what’s the best choice? At American Flyers, we strive to approach flight training from a personalized nature by listening to what our students want and need, and then recommending the best […]

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Essential Pilot Skills

 

Ask a student pilot what skills are needed to be a pilot and he might say steep turns, stalls, and landings. Ask a commercial pilot and he may say chandelles, lazy eights, and accuracy landings. However, once the ink is dry on the newly won certificate, what are the true skills needed to be a […]

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The Well-Prepared Flight Bag

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Every few years, we write an article about what different pilots have or should have in their flight bags. As I looked over some of these past articles, I was amused at how the contents continued to shrink based on technology and new tools. Gone are the days of […]

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Choosing an Aviation Education vs. Picking a Flight School

 

Quite a few of you have had the unique and challenging experience of assisting a child in choosing a college. Maybe you flipped a coin for children two and three, but picking a college for that first was quite a daunting task. As it was a brand new experience, it was hard to figure out […]

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Aviation Childhood Airshow Syndrome

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You are 5 years old and sitting in the bleachers at an airshow with your friends or parents. As you look up into the sky, you see the shiny slick airplanes doing amazing tricks in the sky. It doesn’t take long before your mind puts you in the cockpit, […]

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Preparing for Your Solo Cross Country

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot You have decided to earn your private pilot certificate. The first half of your training is going well, and you just soloed. Now it is time to get ready for the next step in your training. The solo cross country. This article will discuss what you need to do […]

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