How close can a plane fly to another aircraft?

Did You Know How close can a plane fly to another aircraft?


If you are a frequent traveller who enjoys a window seat, you might have noticed other aircraft while in air. Flying in the crowded skies over Europe or North America, it is quite common to see other aircraft whizzing past, either above or below. Have you ever wondered how close to each other can aircraft fly? The distance between two flying commercial aircraft may vary at different flight phases and at a different altitude ─ during a takeoff and landing or at cruise altitude. This vertical and horizontal aircraft separation is under control of the specific aviation regulations and may vary...

Pilot Instructor Career – Why is it Worth Choosing This Career Path?


290,000 is the number of currently active pilots worldwide, according to one report on Boeing forecasts that more than 804,000 new civil aviation pilots will be needed to fly and meet the market demand. However, while everybody is worried about the pilot shortage, let's take a step back. To prepare a new generation of pilots, the industry has to have a sufficient amount of professional instructors, who are currently already in high demand. So why is it worth becoming an instructor? Get paid to fly Not many people in the world can say they earn their living by pursuing their passion,...

APS MCC: Why Could It Help a Pilot to Pass Airline Assessment?

APS MCC: Why Could It Help a Pilot to Pass Airline Assessment?


Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) course is an enhanced version of the standard MCC course. The aim of the APS MCC is to not only provide future pilots with relevant qualification but also to develop certain competencies necessary for a pilot to perform more effectively. In 2013/2014 it was identified that 50% of newly-qualified pilots holding a CPL, frozen ATPL theoretical exams, ME/IR and a standard MCC course fail during initial assessments while applying for a job at a European airline. These statistics triggered an immediate reaction from the regulatory authorities. It became apparent to both EASA and the industry, in general, that there...

25th of October ceremony of BAA Training China construction of a six full flight simulator aviation training centre.

BAA Training China: 40,000 flight training hours per year


On the 25th of October ceremony of groundbreaking marked the beginning of BAA Training China construction – a modern six full flight simulator aviation training centre. Following the Joint Venture agreement between Avia Solutions Group and Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) signed in July 2019, the companies are moving to the new BAA Training training centre in Zhengzhou city, Henan province (China) establishment. The training centre is set to open its door in the second half of 2020 and as stated previously will be designed to provide the capacity of 40,000 flight hours per year and train approximately...