January 18, 2016| 1

Dispelling Three Myths About Flying an Airplane

Toni Mensching The military definitely isn’t the only group who will train you to fly airplanes. It may be one of the few groups who will pay you while you learn to fly, but it certainly isn’t the only place you can learn to fly an airplane . The fact that the military will pay you while they teach you about flying an airplane is one of the reasons t …

January 14, 2016| 1

Careers in Aviation: Opportunities Outside of the Airlines

Bryce Bailey Professional pilot . What was the first image you just thought of? If it was an airline pilot , you’re probably like most everyone else in the country. There are many opportunities to earn a living in a variety of careers in aviation outside of the traditional airline track, however! Below are a few options to get you started. Agricultural …

January 8, 2016| 3

Career Pilot: It Takes a Pilot’s License, Desire and Attitude

Choosing a career as a pilot requires dedication and patience but provides immense self-satisfaction, pride in accomplishment and professional respect. Vern Weiss Before I finally became a career pilot by landing a job at an airline I had nearly worn my fingers into bloody nubs filling out job applications. With naiveté, I believed I was one of only …

January 4, 2016| 1

Aviation Careers: Looking at All the Available Options

If you love airplanes but are unsure if being a pilot is for you, like Heinz soup, there are 57 varieties of great aviation careers that are every bit as important and interesting. Vern Weiss Did I say 57 varieties? There are probably over 57 different kinds of aviation technicians alone! How d’ya choose one? And what if ‘ya find ‘y …

December 28, 2015| 2

Certified Flight Instructor: Want to Learn? Then Teach!

Getting your CFI certificate is not only a great way to build flying hours and “earn while you learn,” it’s a fun job! Vern Weiss There is an old Latin principle, docendo discimus , that means the best way to learn is to teach. And it is very true. When you think about it, don’t you understand things better when you describe them to someon …

December 8, 2015| 1

What to Expect for a Starting Commercial Airline Pilot Salary

Jennifer Payne Pilots have been underpaid, leading to overworked and fatigued pilots, which creates a shortage of qualified applicants . Has aviation finally learned that low wages are hurting the industry?  It first needs to be clarified that this is the starting commercial airline pilot salary for all pilots. At the beginning of every pilot’s caree …

December 8, 2015| 2

Flight Simulator Training: Cutting Costs and Improving Skills

Stimulation by Simulation Vern Weiss A long time ago they discovered that training pilots could be done more efficiently if there were a means to duplicate the objectives of instruction given in an aircraft. Not only could pilot training be cheaper but some maneuvers could be accomplished without the window of vulnerability for hazards that comes wit …

November 1, 2015| 693 0

A Growing Number of Professional Pilot Jobs

Many frequent visitors to Upper Limit Aviation ‘s website already know that now is a tremendous time to be a professional pilot. The amount of professional pilot jobs available today has increased substantially , outnumbering any previous time in commercial aviation history. The ongoing hiring boom shows no signs of slowing down, with even grea …

October 7, 2015| 1 2

The Five Best Things About Being a Student Pilot Going to College

What Can You Expect as a Student Pilot ? Deciding to begin a career as a Professional Student Pilot can be one of the most rewarding and one of the most challenging decisions you’ll ever make. Can you imagine, as a college student, getting to fly helicopters or airplanes on a daily basis as a part of your college experience? Medical school students do …

September 6, 2015| 874 0

Top 6 Tips for Student Pilots to Land the Best Aviation Jobs

For most student pilots attending helicopter flight school, it is all about landing the best paying jobs as a career pilot . Why else would anyone invest a great deal of money to learn to fly (as a commercial pilot) unless it was to position yourself to compete for the best aviation jobs ? Therefore, there are certain decisions that student helicopter …

August 7, 2014| 545 0

Knowing Simple Aerodynamics Helps Your Aviation Career

When it comes to teaching someone about aerodynamics, it is possible to teach simple aerodynamics in a way that doesn’t require a physics course as a prerequisite. I am a firm believer that as your flight career progresses, so should your knowledge. However, we need to take a simple to complex, known to unknown approach. If you are a Flight I …

September 7, 2013| 894 0

Top Three Myths About Becoming a Commercial Pilot

Have you always dreamed of becoming a commercial pilot, either flying  Helicopters or Fixed Wing   Aircraft ? Is it your dream to become a commercial pilot and fly for a living ? Before you invest time and money into becoming a pilot, there are a few things you need to know. You’ve probably heard that there is a high demand for pilots , and this is …

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