Audit of FAA’s Evaluation of Pilot Mental Health is Underway
The United States Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General (DOT-OIG) is currently conducting an audit to assess whether or not the FAA’s procedures for evaluating the mental health of airline and other commercial pilots are sufficient enough to mitigate potential threats to aviation safety from pilots with mental health issues. The audit was originally requested late last year by
In-Flight Calculations and More: What Kind of Math Skills Do I Need to Become a Pilot?
Becoming a Pilot Requires a significant amount of knowledge and skill that you’ll receive throughout your flight training. You’ll learn everything from science and weather to even principles of physics. The job as well as the training also requires a signficant amount of math. Some may see the words math, science and physics and get intimidated. Especially, if these weren’t
Changing Careers to Become a Pilot: Things to Consider
Picture this: You finally landed your first professional job – congrats! As you’ve gotten comfortable in your role, however, you’ve grown tired of your daily tasks, realizing it’s not what you were expecting or wanting. Curious as to what else is out there, you’re on the job hunt, only to come across listings for similar positions you know you won’t
Top 10 Benefits of Becoming a Flight Instructor
Learning a skill often involves the guidance of a teacher who’s an expert on the subject. What if you were that expert? What advantages could a position in such a well-respected role bring you? Let’s take a look at the top 10 benefits of becoming a flight instructor. 1. Getting Paid to Fly Wouldn’t it be great to fuel your
Can I Work (Full-Time) and Attend Flight School?
If you imagine having a career that’ll take you skyward but are concerned about the cost associated with reaching that goal, you’re not alone. Can you work and attend flight school? Luckily, it’s possible to hold a part-time or even a full-time job and attend flight school part-time. Let’s discuss what that looks like. Work and Flight School at the
Part-Time Flight Training: Is it Right for You?
Are you interested in learning to fly, but aren’t sure if you should pursue full-time, accelerated training or part-time training? Let’s take a dive into the pros and cons of part-time flight training to help you pinpoint what’s right for you. Pros and Cons of Part-Time Flight Training Before you decide what type of flight training is suitable for you,
A Look Inside: AeroGuard’s COVID-19 Response
At AeroGuard, we prioritize student and staff well-being in the air and on the ground. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve made a variety of adjustments in how we operate at each AeroGuard campus, implementing many new sanitization and safety measures along the way. Take a look at what we’ve done and continue to do at our campuses.
What is Crew Resource Management (CRM)?
Crew resource management, or cockpit resource management, involves the effective utilization of certain training procedures and resources for flight crews, cabin crews, air traffic control, maintenance and dispatch in order to ensure efficient flight operation. Let’s learn more about crew resource management and its importance in the aviation world. Brief History of Crew Resource Management In the 1970s, a team
Cable Systems vs. Hydraulic Systems vs. Fly by Wire in Aircraft
If you’re familiar with aviation lingo, it’s likely you have an idea about the varying control systems on an aircraft. However, do you know the differences between these systems, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of each? Let’s dive in. A Look at Mechanically Actuated Cable Systems Mechanically actuated cable systems are one type of primary flight control system.
What’s the Difference Between Flying Single Engine Aircraft vs. Multi-Engine Aircraft?
When training to be an airline pilot, students typically spend a certain amount of time flying a single engine aircraft as well as a multi-engine aircraft to get the proper experience under their belt. Let’s take a look at the difference in flying each of these types of planes. Single Engine Aircraft Flying any aircraft requires a certain level of