What Does the Federal Aviation Administration Do Exactly?
The FAA. If you’re a student at AeroGuard, spent any time at all on our pages, or gone through an airport recently, you’ve seen those letters pop up. They stand for the Federal Aviation Administration, a U.S. authority over civil aviation. They have plenty of functions, major and minor, in our day to day lives as pilots, trainees, instructors, and
Best Places to Live as a Pilot
As a pilot, it can be difficult to find a place to live. Constantly traveling, you essentially make your living the beautiful skies and seas, but what about when you have a week or more off at a time? Today on the blog we are looking at some of the best places to live as a pilot! Part of what
Learning About the Piper Archer
Do you remember the first car you ever drove? Was it the Driver’s Ed Crown Vic? Your dad’s old pick up? Whether it was a BMW or your sister’s Geo Metro, you always remember your first, and none of them can fly. This time on the AeroGuard blog, we are taking another look at our fleet with a deep dive into
3 Awesome Tips for Success as a Student Pilot
So you have decided to take an exciting step forward in your life by pursuing a career as a commercial airline pilot. Congratulations! With over 600,000 new pilots needed by the year 2036, you are about to be in very high demand. Feels nice, doesn’t it? Simply put, there has never been a better time to launch a career in
New Student Orientation Tips – Hit the Ground Running
Welcome back to the AeroGuard blog! This month we have covered a range of topics for our students and readers, and we plan to keep that rolling throughout the new year! This time around we decided to offer up some advice to help get every AeroGuard cadet started off on the right foot, and to get the most out of
The History of Cessna & The Cessna 152
The History of Cessna The Cessna brand of aircraft takes its name from Clyde Cessna, a Kansas farmer and mechanic who built and flew his own aircraft in 1911. From 1912 to 1915, Cessna created multiple monoplane designs. In 1925, Cessna partnered with Lloyd Stearman and Walter Beech to create the Travel Air Manufacturing Company in Wichita, Kansas. The Company soon became a top U.S. aircraft manufacturer.
The High Dollar Career that Doesn’t Require a Degree
Feeling lost in life? Unsure of what to do after high school? Maybe you’ve even dropped out of college, thinking academia just isn’t for you. Returning from your time overseas with our military and don’t know what your next steps are? You probably already have a guess about what we are going to tell you. Becoming a pilot is one
What Is A Pilot – Really?!
Sitting in the cockpit, manipulating the stick, reading the gauges and bringing the plane in for a smooth landing. Cruising off the plane, wearing aviator shades (naturally) and heading to see the sites of the latest destination. It’s glamorous, it’s respected, it’s adventurous. We’re talking about the life of a pilot and, yes, it is all those things and so
Why You Need an Aircraft Dispatcher
Being a pilot isn’t easy. Flying passengers and cargo, taking them through the clouds from one destination to another and you need to do it safely. You can’t do that alone. There is an entire crew, onboard and off, that work hard making sure the flight goes safely. As an Airline Transport Pilot, one of your most important crew members
6 of the Best Things About Being a Pilot
As a career, being a pilot is hands down one of the best in the world! The airline industry is booming and demand for pilots is skyrocketing. According to Boeing, more than 600,000 pilots will be needed by 2036. Over the past century, air travel has taken off dramatically. From moving between continents using ships over months at a time