Tag: pilot job

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 […]

INTERESTING I How Do Pilots Communicate in Case of Emergency?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most probably each of us has seen a movie with some unexpected twists during flights. And, of course, everyone loves seeing a pilot performing safe and heroic landing. Sometimes it may even seem that one is taking a lot of spontaneous decisions and saves the day by depending on his own judgement.  However, there exists […]

Pilot Fatigue: Can You Beat your Body Clock?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The new EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on “Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)” revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits […]

Is One Pilot Greater Than Two?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Aviation evolves and some things that were deemed as necessary are no longer needed. Regulations tend to lag behind technological developments, so it often takes time before capabilities are implemented, even when it is technically possible. Other times the paradigm is what lags and old methods stay because of public reception. The next in commercial […]

Different Type of Aircraft for Different Region?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Most probably there won’t be any better time to become a pilot than it is now. “Global air transport network doubles in size at least once every 15 years, and it’s expected to do so again by 2030” says The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). To cater to this meteoric rise in commercial aviation, the […]

Prior Preparation – a Key to Healthy Pilot Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each industry has its own health risks that we need to be aware of. However, we all can take the necessary precautions in order to minimize or to avoid those risks. In the aviation industry, pilots face a number of physical problems. Good news is that most of pilots’ health problems can be reduced with […]