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
Commercial Pilot vs. Airline Pilot
There are all sorts of pilots out there. Some fly recreationally while others fly for compensation. Commercial and airline pilots are both professional aviators but are in contrasting positions. All airline pilots are commercial pilots, but not all commercial pilots are airline pilots. What are the differences between these two? Looking at a commercial pilot vs airline pilot, there are
FAA’s ADS-B Out Mandate
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, is a Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) technology for Air Traffic Control (ATC) to determine an aircraft’s position using a transponder on the aircraft. This technology can help create shorter flights and lead to a more fuel-efficient way to fly. There are two different types of ADS-B equipment for airplanes: ADS-B In and Out.
Pilot License Types and What They Mean
Just like you need a license to drive your car, a pilot license is important to have for operating an aircraft. According to the FAA, “pilot licenses” are really called “pilot certifications”, but we’ll be referring to them as “pilot licenses” throughout this blog for the purpose of basic understanding and explanation. Using the information below, you can identify which
Women in Aviation: Past, Present and Future
The next time you board a commercial plane, notice who your pilots are. It’s very likely the cockpit will seat two males, as they, without reason, make up 93% of all certified aviators. In honor of the upcoming International Women in Aviation Conference, we’ll be examining the progression of women in aviation, from past to present and will also look
Pilot Skills: What Makes a Great Aviator?
There are a wide range of interests and abilities needed to become a pilot, and being a well-rounded aviator requires a healthy mix of both hard and soft pilot skills. Not only are pilots responsible for in-flight events, but they also must work as their crew members’ teammate and help ensure all individuals aboard the aircraft are having a positive
Pilot Lifestyle: What Do Pilots Do When They Aren’t Flying?
The average airline pilot works approximately 9-15 days out of the month. During their working days, a pilot is responsible for in-flight decisions and the overall safety of all individuals aboard the aircraft. What does the pilot lifestyle look like outside the cockpit, when they’re off duty? Let’s take a look! 1. Catching Up on Rest According to the FAA,
The Importance of Aircraft Maintenance
Ensuring students have access to training aircraft that runs efficiently is essential. Pilots should feel confident they’re entering an airplane that is frequently examined and updated as needed. We sat down with Director of Maintenance, Shawn Rockey, for additional information regarding the importance of an aircraft servicemen’s role, and what their position entails. Rockey’s prior experience in corporate aviation makes
Student Pilot Certificate: A Flight Training Prerequisite
Before you can fly solo, it’s imperative to have a Student Pilot Certificate. Let’s take a look at what this certificate is and the details associated with obtaining it. What is a Student Pilot Certificate? A Student Pilot Certificate is issued to a pilot in training and is required to have prior to a student pilot’s solo flight, but is
Solo Shirt Cutting: An Aviation Tradition
Have you heard about the traditional shirt cutting performed in celebration of a student’s first solo flight? Let’s explore this custom and its relevance in the aviation world! A Student’s First Solo Flight Flight instructors work closely with students, taking them under their wing, guiding them through the training phase of their aviation journey and sharing their own flight expertise