Category: General Aviation

Asia Pacific in Great Need for Commercial Airline Personnel

Reading Time: 1 minute Over the third of projected global demand for commercial aviation personnel, to be more precise, 816,000 new commercial aviation employees, would be greatly needed in the Asia Pacific region over the 20 years period, Boeing reports. In terms of pilots, Boeing forecasts that in the upcoming two decades the region will see the demand for […]

World’s Largest Fire-Fighting Aircraft Deployed over Amazon Region

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viru Viru International Airport near Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s most important airport. From the end of last week a red and white jumbo jet is taking off up to four times a day from the 3.5-kilometer-long runway. A “Global Supertanker”, the largest fire-fighting aircraft in the world and it is there at […]

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 […]

Did You Know How Much Fuel the Plane Needs?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever realised how pilots know how much fuel they need for an aircraft? It is not as simple as it sounds. A lot of people think that it is the same as with the car, you put fuel nozzle into a car and just load the full tank with fuel, but, actually, the […]

Why Do Same Flights Take Different Routes?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you a plane spotting fan who can’t stop looking at the aircraft in the sky and keep tracking aircraft online? If this sounds like you, you probably have noticed that sometimes flights between the same destinations use very different routes. Do you know why? Usually, when airlines plan flights, they choose the route between […]

Why Do Many Pilot Seats Have Sheepskin Covers?

Reading Time: 1 minute Probably, most of you have seen sheepskin seat covers in almost every cockpit you have ever been to. If you are still a newbie in aviation world and haven’t tried any cockpit yet, you have surely seen those grey or white fluffy pilot seats in films. However, the reason of covering pilot seats with sheepskin […]

TOP 10 Names in Aviation You Must be Aware Of

Reading Time: 5 minutes Every self-respecting aviation enthusiast must know the names of people who created the industry. These are the people who became pioneers of aviation. They are the reason the history of aviation began. Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier It’s difficult to determine who the first man to fly truly was. Although this question raises a lot of […]

Four Reasons Why Millennials Matter for Business Aviation’s Future

Reading Time: 5 minutes “To Have or to Be?” is the title of a once-undervalued 1976 work by psychologist Erick Fromm in which he reflects on the materialistic nature of human beings. Erich’s argument of society’s deviation from the path of “being” in nature was backed by strong cases of consumerism and great promises made by industrialization in late […]

KlasJet Strengthens Its Positions in Business Aviation

Reading Time: 1 minute KlasJet, a European private and business charter carrier, part of Avia Solutions Group, added two more exclusively designed Boeing 737-500 and 737-300 aircraft to its fleet, strengthening its positions and becoming one of the most capable private charter operators in Europe. After the introduction of the latest aircraft, KlasJet’s diversified fleet will consist of 7 […]