Radical New Aircraft ‘Flying-V’. What Is It?

2019-06-26

Attempts to make aviation more sustainable are endless. It is even hard to recount how many ideas and concepts were presented to the world of aviation. Electric aircraft, solar-powered aircraft, planes run by aviation biofuel.One of the recent entrants onto the stage of innovative solutions for sustainable aviation is the ‘Flying-V‘ concept. It is not only about the ways to power aircraft, it is also about a wholly new and radical aircraft design. Possibly, the design which might lay the foundations for planes of the future. Especially for the widebody planes flying on long-haul flights. Where is Flying-V from? The bold move comes from Europe....

Distance Learning – the Source of Knowledge in Your Pocket

2019-06-25

Nowadays, almost everything is readily accessible through smart devices connected to the internet. Learning new content has become just a few finger taps away. Aviation training is not an exception of any other type of learning – pilots, cabin crew, fight dispatchers, aircraft technicians and other aviation professionals can choose distance learning courses to upgrade their qualification and knowledge without spending hours in the training centre classroom. Due to active lifestyle and non-stop travelling this type of studying offers a lot of advantages. What are they?Modern training solutionsToday smart deployment of resources is the key to success in the highly...

Pilot-hungry airlines struggle with global pilot shortage

2019-05-27

Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage worldwide. As a result, they are grounding the aircraft and cancelling flights around the globe. What is the real situation?IndiGo, which is India’s largest passenger airline, grounded 10 Airbus A320-neo aircraft and cancels 30 flights per day due to several reasons including pilot shortage. In addition to this, the number of cancelled domestic flights in Australia reached 10,808 last year. Flybe, European regional airline based in England, cancelled 10 flights at the beginning of April. Therefore, at the same time low-cost airline Ryanair, which operates over 1,800 routes and owns a fleet of...

How to Responsibly Use Social Media if You Are a Pilot?

2019-05-24

We all know the pilot profession is highly competitive and a pilot himself / herself is sometimes described as a movie star of an air transportation show. However, being a pilot means being visible all the time by everyone, especially on social media. It’s not a secret that many employers are now using social media to identify employees and even to screen potential recruits before deciding if they should offer them a job. Being smart about how you present yourself through social media can have a big impact on your career prospects. As well as making sure that your digital profile...

Pilot fatigue: can you beat your body clock?

2019-04-30

The new EASA  (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on "Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)" revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits of what is legally allowed. Moreover, fatigue in Europe’s cockpits has become an every-day and growing reality. It is estimated that pilot fatigue contributes to 15-20% of all fatal air accidents related to human error. Pilot and flight crew fatigue has been a topic of...

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

2019-03-26

The long-awaited public debut of Boeing 777X was scheduled for 13 March, 2019. Therefore, in view of tragic events and turbulence that Boeing has been experiencing for the past few weeks, the company decided to postpone the date of public appearance of its newest aircraft. While the aircraft is being “closed” for the public eyes, let’s take a look into what we know about the Boeing 777X.General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of GE9X in 2013 when it started to look for the ways to produce even a more efficient engine to power both variants...

Airspeak

Language of the sky

2019-02-25

The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, even native English speakers have to learn it. What makes it so special? English for flight safety Aviation English has been the de facto international language of civil aviation since the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommended English to be universally used for “international aeronautical radiotelephony communications”...

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Type Rating – the Holy Grail of Professional Pilot

Every aspiring pilot needs to know about type rating. Simply put, you will need to get type rated on the aircraft you are going to operate for your future employer. Probably, you already know, that training and obtaining a licence by accumulating flying hours is necessary to become a pilot. After taking these steps you can operate a single engine aircraft. However, a type rating is a must in order to operate any aircraft over 5,700 kg. So, what is a type rating?Type Rating is just like a Driving Licence for a Very Specific Car Imagine getting a driving licence for...

How to prepare for your first solo flight

How to Prepare for Your First Solo Flight?

2019-01-28

If you have ever wanted to become a pilot, you probably have heard about the most exciting part of this process – the first solo flight. It consists of the pilot successfully completing a take-off, a circuit pattern and a safe landing, without anyone else in the aircraft (not even a flight instructor).Importance of Your First Solo Flight Probably, a solo flight is one of the most important and memorable days for a pilot. It is quite natural that all the pilots feel some panic when this moment arrives. In fact, a first solo flight is a proof your instructor is...

Different Type for Different Region

Different Type for Different Region?

Most probably there won’t be any better time to become a pilot than it is now. “Global air transport network doubles in size at least once every 15 years, and it’s expected to do so again by 2030” says The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). To cater to this meteoric rise in commercial aviation, the industry needs more and more aircraft. Airlines, operating around the globe, order and add new aircraft to meet the growing air traffic demand. Naturally with this growth, the demand for pilots grows too. Are you about to become a pilot and trying to decide where...