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Heroes in Flight: Emory Malick

Emory Malick Emory Conrad Malick studied at the Curtiss Aviation School on North Island, San Diego. In March of 1912, he received his pilot’s license at 31 years of age. It made Emory Malick the first known African-American pilot, and the first black person to get a pilot’s license in the United States. Early Life…

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Become a Commercial Pilot at CTI

Congratulations! You have decided a career as a commercial pilot is the life for you. You’ve taken action and joined one of the best flight training programs in the nation. You’re probably both excited and anxious. Don’t worry. The shorta of commercial airline pilots continues. CTI’s Professional Flight Training will get you in the captain’s…

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Aviation Technology Trends for 2019

Living in the technology age means always looking forward to what innovations are going to make our lives better. Our space, of course, is aviation, and flight training so let’s take a look at what is on the horizon for aviation technology this year. Robots Remember when robots were all the rage? It seems like…

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Safety Tips For Winter Flying | CTI Flight School Blog

Safety Tips For Winter Flying

Winter can be one of the best times of the year to take flight. The landscapes have dramatically changed. Areas you flew over in the warm months feel like brand new territory to explore. Even if you’re training out at our Florida or Tennessee flight schools you’ll want to keep up on best practices and follow these…

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learn to fly in 2019

Ready to learn to fly in 2019?

It’s your time to learn to fly in 2019 New years are all about seizing the moment and chasing your dreams, and for that reason, it could well be your time to learn to fly in 2019. You might have been putting off learning to fly for a variety of reasons. Maybe life has got…

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Gulfstream G650

Gulfstream G650 breaks a new world record

Gulfstream G650 in new speed record You might think a flight from New York to Dubai might take some time, but not if you’re flying a Gulfstream G650! Last week, this small-but-mighty business jet broke world records when it flew from Teterboro, NJ to the United Arab Emirates in 11 hours and two minutes. That’s…

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Christmas in Fort Lauderdale

Christmas in Fort Lauderdale: Our top tips!

Ready for Christmas in Fort Lauderdale? As anyone who flies at our Florida flight school will tell you, Christmas in Fort Lauderdale is like Christmas nowhere else. You won’t get snow or ice, but you will get fun, festivities, and plenty of Santas! If you’re spending Christmas in Fort Lauderdale, particularly if you’re one of…

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Christmas in Memphis

Make the most of your Christmas in Memphis!

Are you spending Christmas in Memphis? Many of our students at our Tennessee flight school will be spending Christmas in Memphis this year. It’s little surprise, really; some call Memphis their hometown already, while others are students from abroad who’ll be spending the holidays here! If it’s your first Christmas in Memphis, we’ve gathered together…

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Fernando Contreras

CTI Graduate Spotlight: Fernando Contreras

See what CTI Graduate Fernando Contreras is up to now! It’s so rewarding working with the many students who pass through our doors at CTI Professional Flight Training, and we can easily say the same for Fernando Contreras! Fernando first came to our Florida flight school four years ago, and progressed quickly through his pilot…

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