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Emily Howell Warner: Heroes in Flight

In 1976, Emily Howell Warner was the first woman to become a US airline captain. Her career took her to the National Aviation Hall of Fame and National Women’s Hall of Fame. Today, you can find her pilot uniform on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Warner flew more than 21,000 flight…

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The Gulfstream G700 Has Arrived

The Gulfstream G700 is here. The airplane has the tallest, widest, and longest cabin in the industry. It’s not only roomy – it’s fast. The G700 tops out at Mach 0.925 with the ability to fly 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 or 6,400 nm at Mach 0.90. What’s In the Cabin? The G700 has…

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Is There Really a Pilot Shortage?

You’ve may have read on this blog and across other outlets that there is a global pilot shortage. The reason you keep coming across these articles is because it’s a reality, and especially in business aviation. This is a topic worth revisiting and understanding, especially if you’re thinking about starting a career in aviation. Having…

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American Airlines Cadet Academy

American Airlines has partnered with CTI for an integrated flight training program that could propel you into an American Airlines cockpit. The American Airlines Cadet Academy provides a clearly defined path to becoming a professional pilot. The goal is to make flight training cost-effective, efficient, and more accessible. Understanding Cadet Academy Cadet Academy is not…

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5 Ways Flight Simulation Makes You a Better Pilot

Before flight simulators learning to fly was a lot more dangerous. Young pilots didn’t have to wait too long to find a safer way to learn, because the first simulator showed up in 1927. Pilot and flight instructor Ed Link invented the first flight simulator and named it the Link Trainer. It replicated a complete…

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Top 8 Most Scenic Flights in the United States

One of the coolest things about being a pilot is the view. You get to see the earth in truly unique way and get a perspective that captures the magnitude, unlike land travel. Whether you’re flying for fun or as a commercial or private pilot, you’re going to see some amazing scenery. Let’s take a…

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Pre-flight Inspections: What to Know

Pre-flight inspections aren’t any pilot’s favorite part of flying – especially young pilots anxious to get in the air. However, a pre-flight inspection can save your life – so that’s something to think about before you rush through it. Nobody dreams of becoming a pilot so they can sump fuel and check out exhaust manifolds.…

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5 Things to Do Before Flight School

So you’re ready to get your pilot’s license and join the exciting world of aviation. Congratulations! Few things in life equal the thrill of flying. Whether you’re pursuing a career as a commercial pilot, or just getting your private license for leisure, there are some things you should do before you start your training. They…

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Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale in 2019

Our Fort Lauderdale flight training academy is located at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), on the southeast coast of Florida. If you’re visiting our campus, or already a student, there’s plenty to do in Fort Lauderdale when you don’t have flying on your brain. It’s hard to beat the weather in Ft. Lauderdale so…

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