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Becoming a Certified Flight Instructor

Are you a commercial pilot certificate holder interested in advancing your career? Consider earning your Certified Flight Instructor Rating. Becoming an FAA-approved flight instructor can add another important skill to your resume—one that employers want. It can also...

Air Traffic Control Tower Visit

While flying from Laconia Municipal Airport in Laconia, New Hampshire with Randy Longchamps, A Gold Seal Career Flight Instructor and co-owner from ACCELERATED FLIGHT TRAINING ACADEMY, I had my first real opportunity to handle en-route radio communications. The day...

Armchair Flying: It’s Free!

Who would have guessed that something so simple could be one of your greatest assets toward becoming a better pilot. At Accelerated Flight Training Academy, we firmly believe in this method of being fully prepared for every flight. Chair flying is a learning tool that...

Human Factors in Aviation: Optical Illusions

Of the senses, vision is the most important for safe flight. However, various terrain features and atmospheric conditions can create optical illusions. These illusions are primarily associated with landing. Since pilots must transition from reliance on instruments to...

Overview of Airspace

Have you ever wondered how airplanes manage to fly around in the sky without hitting each other? Or why some airports have control towers and others don’t? In the United States, airspace is divided into different types and dimensions.  It can be confusing to the...

The Demand For Pilots is High!

Is there a pilot demand? That’s the main question for those who consider becoming one. Why seek to fulfill your dream career if there are no jobs, right? In an article from Flight Training News, March 2017, there are some staggering data about the coming demand for...