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Preparing For a Scenario-Based FAA Checkride

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot If you have had the opportunity to take an FAA checkride in the last year or two, you have probably noticed the emphasis placed on scenario-based questions. The new Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) now require that certain tasks, such as operating as PIC, aircraft airworthiness, inoperative equipment, weather, and […]

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Touch and Go With Two Students: Ty Hammond and Za’keya Dorsey

 

Although aviation is popular, people rarely talk about the various paths a person can take to achieve the goals of becoming a certificated pilot. There is the Ab Initio academy-style approach, which allows a student with no prior experience in aviation to join a program with a group of other students. Together, they walk through […]

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Single Pilot In The IFR Environment (SPOIFRE)

 

American Flyers has been training and supporting pilots since 1939. Throughout this time, we have trained more instrument pilots than anyone else in the industry. Many years ago, American Flyers condensed this knowledge and experience and published a “how to” guide for instrument pilots. This manual is called “Single Pilot in the IFR Environment” or […]

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Simulators: How it All Began

 

By Steven Daun There are countless times in aviation history and the development of a certified flight instructor course when friendship and a handshake formidably changed our industry. In fact, much of what we consider modern-day aviation wouldn’t exist today without these unique “handshakes”. This is a story of friendship, ingenuity, and two very special […]

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The Logbook

 

By Chris Webb I’ve seen all sorts of logbooks over the years; big ones, small ones, green ones and orange ones. I’ve heard myths and rumors of what logbooks ought to be. I have seen them with various colors of ink, cross-outs, white-out and even taped in pages. There have been logbooks with too many […]

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Refreshing Your Weather Knowledge

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot Weather is usually the weakest subject area that we fund when speaking with pilots. This is regardless of certificate or rating(s) held. The weather seems to be one of those areas that is treated differently than the other topics that we discuss. Why? The answer is usually that instructors […]

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The Myth of the Inaccurate Fuel Gauge

 

By Rick Farmer You don’t need to be in aviation very long, or have completed a certified flight instructor course, to hear the myth that “aircraft fuel gauges are only required to be accurate at empty.” This statement is completely false. I have heard it from pilots, mechanics and those who have completed a certified […]

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