Tag: pilot job

Pilot’s Recency: Two Possible Scenarios after Aviation Takes off

Reading Time: 4 minutes The entire aviation industry is impatiently waiting until travel restrictions are eased, borders opened and aircraft lifted from the ground for long-awaited flights. The return would be slow and airlines’ operations would be re-launched gradually. Nevertheless, still a significant number of pilots will be required to be ready to get back to their duties immediately […]

Recurrent Training and Checks: What Do You Know About It?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Aviation is one of the most regulated industries in the world. Meanwhile pilots are among the very few professionals that are required to do repeated training as well as complete regular and rigorous examinations to maintain the existing skills and develop new ones.  Prior to becoming an airline pilot, a person has to go through […]

Breaking Stereotypes: Woman at the Controls of an Aircraft

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most likely the first association with an airplane pilot will be a male in an accurate uniform. The picture is not completely inaccurate since about 95% of all active pilots in the world are in fact male. However, there is a small, but brave part of this profession that is growing every year – pilot […]

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Pilot Personality – What Character Qualities Are Important?

Reading Time: < 1 minute A pilot profession offers extraordinary opportunities for travelling and working in a multinational team. However, this is not the only advantage that this profession can offer. It’s also one of the highest-paying jobs, which can offer a longer period of holiday, free of charge flights, etc. Nevertheless, according to recruitment specialists, this occupation is not […]

Why Do 50% of Pilots Fail During the Initial Airline Assessment Process?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Safety. Aviation is all about safety. No matter from which angle you consider it. The aim of the industry will always remain the same: safe and quality flights from the point A to the point B. We have already analysed the subject from the perspective of pilot training revealing that the qualification-based education is not […]

IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the 25by2025 Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The 25by2025 Campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines. Key among the commitments of airlines participating in the 25by2025 Campaign are: Increasing the number of women in senior positions […]

British Airways Prepares for Three Days of Pilot Strike in September

Reading Time: 1 minute The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has sent a note to British Airways announcing about the three upcoming days of strike in September: 9th, 10th and 27th. According to BALPA’s statement, British Airways were offered a number of packages that would satisfy pilots and resolve the issues. However, “did not accept any of these packages”. […]

Flight Safety, Discipline and Importance of Checklists

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of the first and main actions of pilots before a take-off is a checklist procedure, which is the key to why airline travel is the safest form of travel. There are more than 100,000 commercial passenger flights each day and the number is still rising. Nevertheless, flights remain the safest way to travel, because […]

What Kind Of Legal Authorities Does Captain Have During The Flight?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The origins of captain’s authority comes from maritime law and tradition. A ship’s captain had absolute authority and was the unquestioned commander responsible for the ship, cargo, and crew. The same concept in aviation was applied in the early years, before 1930. Aircraft captain‘s absolute authority became essential after the advent of flying boats. Early […]