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Motivation: Necessary Personal Trait for Every Single Pilot

Reading Time: 5 minutes Enthusiasm, wanting, desire, interest, determination. All these are the synonyms to motivation – the fundamental reason why a person decides something or behaves in a particular way. And all these are the primary reasons behind someone’s choice to become a pilot. Almost every experienced aviator could confirm that behind happy flying hides a long story […]

LIVE | AIR Convention Digital Week 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute AIR Convention Digital Week is the most significant online aviation conference and networking platform out there. During five days of fruitful discussions, invited experts will talk over the most effective ways of recovery for the aviation business amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Stay home and join aviation market experts for unique online experience!  

EASA Issues World’s First Type Certificate for Fully Electric Plane

Reading Time: < 1 minute After over a decade of research and development, Pipistrel, a small aircraft designer and manufacturer, has made a breakthrough in a new aviation – electric aviation. Battery powered aircraft Pipistrel Velis Electro has been issued type certification by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first type certification worldwide of a fully […]

Final Farewell: Delta Retires the ‘Mad Dogs’ MD-88 and MD-90

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, 2 June, 2020, is the day when Delta bids final goodbye to its MD-88 and MD-90 aircraft. Last scheduled revenue flights will land in Atlanta. At the moment of writing, the flight DL88 performed by a 28-year-old MD-88 was heading from Washington-Dulles International Airport to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Meanwhile, DL90 flight had already […]

Breaking Stereotypes: Who Was World’s First Flight Attendant?

Reading Time: < 1 minute The most common stereotype in aviation: pilot’s profession is only for men, whereas flight attendant’s job – only for women. Nevertheless, these are only popular stereotypes. Did you know that world’s first flight attendant was a man – Heinrich Kubis from Germany (according to Guinness World Records). Kubis started attending to passengers in March 1912. It […]

Crisis Through the Eyes of Experienced Pilots: Stay Positive

Reading Time: 7 minutes Aviation is going through another ‘first’ as it is in its worst crisis ever. The recent turbulence caused by the coronavirus pandemic is still impossible to measure; its medium- and long-term impacts either. There is neither a well-trodden recovery path to follow, nor a similar global situation to refer to. Nevertheless, the situation is not […]

Future of Pilots: Aviation to Retain Only the Strongest

Reading Time: 4 minutes These days the before-and-after method is suitable not only for jokes on social media. Now this before-and-after is our new reality in light of the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermaths. Especially in aviation, the industry which has been hit most severely. In the beginning of 2020, aviation was thriving. For the year of 2020, the […]

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 […]

Why Is It Worth Doing Online Pilot Assessment Now?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Would you agree that for the last couple of months the words online, e-learning, e-training, distance support, etc., have become the cornerstone of living in quarantine? The basic outdoor activities have been limited up to several clicks and meetings via platforms enabling virtual communication. But what about aviation? What about pilot training? What about pilots’ […]

What Is the Difference Between Aircraft Parking and Storage?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic, airlines are dealing with not only unprecedented flight limitations on the global scale, but also with major aircraft grounding issues. Some companies are saying they are parking their planes, some are reporting about putting their planes in storage. What is the difference? Which one suits […]