Are you thinking about pursuing your dream to get a private pilot license? Some people get their private pilot certificate for hobby or sport, while others love the idea of aircraft travel for vacations or visiting family. Some private pilots even use their airplane as a mode of transportation to business meetings or events. For…

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If you’ve never piloted an aircraft before your instinct might tell you it’s dangerous. That would be true if you didn’t have any training or experience. Flying, like driving, certainly can be dangerous in certain situations. And like driving, with the proper training and experience, the risks of flying can be reduced and managed. The…

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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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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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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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