How To Become An Airline Pilot   October 25th, 2010

Being an airline pilot is fun, but it is pretty hard work too. Since safety is vital in the aviation industry, airline pilots have to undergo a lot of training, exams and check flights in order to keep the various skills required sharp and up to date. Even a captain of a 747 will have to undertake various exams and flight checks several times a year.

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Preparation For Flight   February 24th, 2010

In Aviation, thoroughness is vital and good preparation is essential. The old saying by pilots is “It is better to be on the ground wishing you were flying, rather than being in the air wishing you were on the ground”. Preparation is making sure you have taken every precaution to ensure a safe flight. This starts with your self and self discipline. There are many do’s and don’ts some legal and some just common sense yet every year some one flies a plane into a hill. It is truly amazing how many solid hills seem to move into the path of a plane!
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In this post we will look at different options for flying training, namely the training in the services and flying training in the private and commercial world.
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This question poses another ‘What Plane?’ is being referred to? To fly a glider and obtain a glider pilots licence you need to join a gliding club or attend a gliding school. There are no set hours to be flown and the licence is available after sufficient experience and passing some flying tests.
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Becoming a pilot is a childhood dream of many children, which some times even carried to adulthood. However, very few people actually pursue a pilot career. The main reason for this the cost of becoming a pilot.

 

Those who are lucky enough would get selected to a military pilot career or one of the very few civilian sponsored programs with an airline. Others have to find the money to train as pilot and get the necessary licences to pursue a commercial pilot career.
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Civil Aviation Authority   January 12th, 2010

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is the United Kingdom’s Specialist Aviation Regulating Body.

 

Usually referred to as the CAA this organisation advises the government on aviation matters and conducts research in the areas of economics and science related to aviation. It represents consumer interests and provides statistical research and specialist services such as accident investigation. The cost of regulation is met by fees collected for the services provided unlike some countries where there is government funding.
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Lot of people have asked me about the flying experience of a commercial pilot. So I thout of writing an article on flying experience. Usually, the Captain arrives at least one hour before the flight’s scheduled take off and meets his crew.
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How much does it cost to Learn To Fly   December 29th, 2009

I am frequently asked a lot of questions about how to get started if someone wants to learn to fly. It is not possible to answer all the questions I get asked in this short article so I am going to deal with learn to fly in the United Kingdom briefly.
Both men and women can learn to fly in the UK and my comments should be interpreted as relating to both.
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What is involved in Flying Lessons   December 26th, 2009

There seems to be a lot of interest in flying lessons nowadays. So I thought of writing this article for the benefit of those who want to know what is involved in flying lessons. Flying is fun but, with all adventures that challenge the elements, careless errors are severely punished. In the early days of aviation errors occurred from lack of knowledge. It was soon realised that, to minimise the dangers, experience needed to be passed on.
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