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Tips from the CFI Desk

 

By Justin Parnell   Pre-Flighting: It’s not just about the airplane anymore. My students sometimes ask me “what should I do before a flight?” Like many of you, my mind immediately focuses on the regulations and rules. Yes, I am a CFI, who has completed CFI academy, and yes, the FARs are next to my […]

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Too Little Or Too Much

 

Many factors affect our decision making as pilots and those looking for a commercial pilot program. Sometimes, we have difficulty making decisions because we have too little information. On the other hand, surprisingly, we sometimes have difficulty making decisions because we have too much information. An example of the difficulty in making decisions with too […]

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Featured Staff: Stephen Sanderson

 

Our Addison South location, where our Career Academy is located, is blessed to have 3 experienced and dedicated Assistant Chief Pilots (ACI). One of these ACI’s is Stephen Sanderson. A charismatic employee with a fun and caring personality, Stephen is an instructor every student hopes to fly with. Born and raised in Sherman, Texas, Stephen […]

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Are You Ready to Fly?

 

By: Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot I’m always amused when I hear someone ask another person if they are ready to go flying. If you ask 1,000 pilots to define “ready,” you are bound to get 1,000 different answers. The proper statement should be, “tell me why you are ready to go flying.” What have […]

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Preparation And Safety Flying To New Airports

 

By Dr. Mike Bliss As part of the continuous path of how to become a pilot, we should always be looking for new ways to broaden our knowledge base and refresh what we already know. One easy way to do that is by planning flights to new and various kinds of airports whenever you can. […]

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Ambassadors of Flight

 

When I spend time in the American Flyers flight schools or airline academy, I hear the phrase “Ambassadors of Aviation” a lot, and it’s directed at flight instructors. Old joke: how do you know if there’s a pilot at a party? Oh, they’ll tell you. So, you better believe they’ll be telling the world that […]

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Summer: A Season for Flying

 

It’s that time of year again. School’s out, family vacations are in full swing, and beautiful flying weather is ahead of us. We’ve been fortunate to have an unusually wet spring season, which means the once brown fields of winter should now be nice and green as we fly overhead. As I drove up to […]

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