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How Do You Know When A Health Scare Affects Your Medical?

 

How Do You Know When A Health Scare Affects Your Medical? “Houston, we have a cold…” On the journey to finding the answer to how to become a commercial pilot, there are many hurdles that some wouldn’t think of. We’re all human beings (demographics show that our vampire readership is negligibly low) and from time […]

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80 Years of Training Pilots

 

American Flyers is thrilled to be celebrating 80 years of being the leading school for flight training. “A lot has changed since our founding in 1939, as we have shifted and transitioned with aviation needs, but one thing has remained constant: we continue to provide the American Flyers Difference,” said Jill Cole, President of American […]

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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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