Choosing Your School and Career Path

Airline Terminology Glossary

In over 30 years of being involved in the flight training industry, it still amazes me that people still equate certain schools with certain airlines. Whenever I hear this my first question is, “How do you know which airline you are going to work for before you even begin your flight training?” Usually, they tell […]

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The Future for Aviation Is Bright


For over 68 years, pilots and aviation enthusiasts have been making the pilgrimage to the EAA Fly-In Convention. First to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then to Rockford, Illinois, and then eventually to its current home of Wittman Field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During that one week each year, Wittman Regional Airport becomes the busiest airport in the world. […]

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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 certificates. The majority of these students 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, the story is […]

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Foundations of Weather and Instrument Flying


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot My aviation career started in the ’80s. This was before the smartphone and iPad era. We were fortunate enough to have a flight service station at our airport. Most of the time, rather than calling the FSS, we visited the office. The briefer would print out the weather charts […]

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Why Choose American Flyers’ CFI Academy


By Patrick Connell Legacy, an endowment, a bequest, a gift… These are a few hallmarks of a good flight instructor. He or she endows upon their students a lifelong gift that will forever change them in ways that they had perhaps never imagined. How, you may ask? First of all, you enable them to take […]

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Women in Aviation: Inside and Outside the Cockpit


By Steven Daun, National Chief Pilot I went to an aeronautical university in the ‘80s and could count the number of female pilots on one hand. Growing up in a house full of women and watching them achieve what they did, I could not understand why more females were not getting into aviation. I have […]

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