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As a commercial pilot, you need a specific knowledge base and set of skills. Aside from what you learn through your pilot training, there are a few other skills that are helpful for a commercial pilot. Even though they may sound like character traits that you are either born with or without, it’s important to remember that anyone can improve in them. They are just as much skills as being able to read or draw—some people have more of a natural ability, but with time and practice, anyone can excel.
Keeping Calm Under Pressure
This skill is hugely important for pilots. While you hope that you never encounter emergency situations while in the air, you cannot guarant... read more
So, you’re thinking about getting a commercial pilot’s license. Fantastic! Flying is incredibly freeing and it’s easy to love going to work every day when you get to travel. Commercial pilots’ licenses are the base requirement for almost all piloting jobs, including airline pilots, cargo pilots, traffic reporting, agricultural pilots, and more. Once you’ve decided to get your commercial pilot’s license, you have another choice: accelerated training or traditional training.
Accelerated commercial pilot training is, as the name suggests, much faster than traditional programs. Accelerated programs are, on average, between 30 and 60 days. Because of... read more
Flying is a fast and reliable way to travel. But, being stuck in business class again can get tiring after a while. Fortunately, you have a great alternative: private plane charters. Private planes are not just for the rich, famous, or television characters anymore. You can book one for your next trip and enjoy the luxury—and extra leg room.
Know Your Options
When you are looking into private plane charters, the first step is to understand your options. Once you know where you are flying, you can use online booking systems to see what flights are departing and returning at the times you want. But on top of just comparing prices—which you would do when using a s... read more
In 2019, Boeing forecasted that 212,000 pilots will be needed in America alone in the next twenty years. They included pilots flying commercial and business aircraft, as well as civil helicopters. The looming pilot shortage is a huge problem facing the airline industry. As air travel maintains its place as a favored form of travel—both international and domestic—keeping enough pilots in the workforce is important not just to airlines but to passengers as well. Understanding the causes and effects of the pilot shortage is helpful to equip aviation schools for the incoming classes.
What is Causi... read more
Just like with a car, you don’t want just anyone performing maintenance and repairs on your aircraft. However, unlike the car repair industry, it can be a lot tougher to find reliable, quality aircraft maintenance companies. That doesn’t make it less important to you or your vehicle. Before you decide where to take your aircraft for inspections and maintenance, try these tips to make the search for quality easier.
When you are looking for an aircraft maintenance company, make sure you check the location. The last thing you want is to find a good match for your aircraft’s needs, only for it to be several states over, or even in another country. If you... read more