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Student Interview with Gustavia Cartwright

 

Pilot’s Digest: Tell us a little about yourself? Gustavia Cartwright: I’m Gustavia Cartwright but I have gone by the name Gus my whole life. I just recently finished flight training and am now working as a Flight Instructor. Three fun facts about me: I design and sew/make women’s clothing in my free time. I love […]

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Featured Staff: Kat Grossert

 

Kat Grossert has been an indispensable part of American Flyers since 2002. She is a graduate of the American Flyers’ CFI Academy in Pompano Beach, Florida. As a student in the Academy, Kat was recognized for her warm heart, knowledge and enthusiasm for aviation. For those reasons, and many, many more, she was recruited to […]

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Single Pilot In The IFR Environment

 

Chapter 2 of the “Single Pilot In the IFR Environment” reviews how an IFR clearance is picked up in different situations, such as a controlled field vs an uncontrolled field and what our options are. We also discuss Flight Planning, IFR Currency as well as PIC responsibilities. FLIGHT PLANNING The FAA flight plan should be […]

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Women Aviators Who Impacted History

 

By Jill Cole, President of American Flyers The aviation industry is to this day still dominated by males. We often only seem to hear about the great accomplishments of men in the field. However, there are quite a few women who are responsible for turning aviation into what we know it to be today. Amelia […]

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Getting an Instrument Rating Is Easier Than You May Think

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot We see many students come through our doors each year to earn their Private Pilot Certificate and the majority of them continue on to earn their Instrument Rating. However, when we speak with people who received their Private Pilot Certificates years ago or from other schools, their story is […]

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When Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

 

By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot At one time or another, we have all reached the point where our mind starts playing tricks on us. It usually happens when we are fatigued and either flying at night or single-pilot IFR. You notice something or hear something unusual. You start to think about all of the things […]

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Is Your Written Exam Still Looming on the Horizon?

 

Flying is fun, it’s exciting, it’s rewarding, it’s something you look forward to doing on the path to become a commercial pilot. However, most will tell you that the obligatory FAA knowledge tests are none of these things. They are merely the unpleasant somethings we have to do in order to get to the fun, […]

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