April 11, 2018| 141

2018 Mid-Year Whirly-Girls Scholarship Opportunities Now Available

Upper Limit is excited to spread the word about five additional Whirly-Girls Scholarship Opportunities aimed at helping women build their careers in aviation! Whirly-Girls International is continuing to provide amazing support for women in aviation, offering scholarship opportunities for both female fixed wing and rotor wing pilots, and the Whirly-G …

September 29, 2017| 262

Power Your Flight Training at Upper Limit with an HFI Scholarship!

HFI is offering a variety of helicopter scholarships that can help you build a career as a helicopter pilot through flight training with Upper Limit Aviation. Upper Limit Aviation is excited to promote another great scholarship opportunity to prospective helicopter pilots hoping to start or continue working towards their helicopter certificate throu …

September 19, 2017| 113

Upper Limit Aviation and Whirly-Girls Are Helping Women Learn to Fly

Upper Limit and Whirly-Girls to committed to helping women start their career in aviation. For any woman who’s always wanted to learn to fly helicopters, or who has spent years imagining an exciting career in aviation , now is the perfect time to start your flight training with Upper Limit Aviation. And that’s because the application season for …

May 17, 2016| 345

What To Look For In a Helicopter Flight School

When looking for a helicopter flight school, here are the 3 “W’s” you should pay attention to. Margie O’Connor You are outside enjoying the gentle breeze of a pure, blue-sky day when up above you hear the wap-wap-wap of a helicopter as it flies overhead. For a moment, you fixate on the helicopter, amazed at the way it flies and are immediately …

April 9, 2016| 181

How Do You Fly a Helicopter?

John Peltier Helicopter flight is fairly mysterious, isn’t it? How do all of those moving parts work in concert to make the helicopter move in just about any direction you can imagine? It reminds me of a diagram I saw as a helicopter student . It showed a helicopter, surrounded by four arrows going up, down, left, and right. Instead of the arrows lab …

April 2, 2016| 188

How Do Helicopters Fly?

Margie O’Connor During my fixed-wing flight training , I witnessed what I thought to be a miracle – a Blackhawk helicopter landing at the same airport I was learning about the theory of airplane flight . Captivated by the powerful sound of the rotor blade, I instantly began to wonder. How did the rotor blades work to produce the lift necessary t …

March 24, 2016| 177

Planning Your Helicopter Pilot Career

Dr. Mary Ann O’Grady Whether contemplating a helicopter pilot career or seeking a private rotorcraft pilot’s license , flying helicopters is like nothing most students have ever done or will ever do during their lifetimes. Prospective pilots of both genders are entering the field every single day from their late teens into their 50s and older. …

March 7, 2016| 3

The Requirements for Getting Your Private Helicopter License

John Peltier Don’t helicopters look fun to fly? Well, they are! You can take them anywhere and do anything with them. Okay, that may be a stretch and there are some limitations. But when compared with airplanes, helicopters can do anything. If you’re interested in learning how to fly helicopters , take an introductory flight . Get some time on the cont …

March 2, 2016| 1

Why You Should Get Your Commercial Helicopter License

John Peltier Looking for an exciting aviation career? Forget airplanes and fly something that doesn’t need a runway! A career as a helicopter pilot will afford you the ability to travel all over the world and get paid to do things that seem like they only come out of the movies. But the first step – you need to get your commercial helicopter license. …

February 11, 2016| 121

Aviation and Your Flight Training: Choose the Best for a Lasting Impression

Wilson Gilliam, Jr. A paper on economic aerospace forecasting could be as thick as your computer screen is tall. Even the FAA Aerospace Forecast Fiscal Years 2015 – 2035 is nearly 140 pages long. I’m glad this post is long on brevity and to the point about how you can fit into the increasingly influential world of aviation and aerospace. The word “av …

February 1, 2016| 4

Everything You Need to Know to Get Your Helicopter License

John Peltier You don’t often hear much about recreational helicopter flying – nowhere near the level of recreational fixed-wing flying. It’s generally considered a hobby for the wealthy, and employment for the rest of us . Costs for licensing, insurance, acquisition, and maintenance make it prohibitively expensive for pilots who may easily have the f …

January 28, 2016| 956

Helicopter Pilot Careers: What Jobs Are Out There?

John Peltier Wondering what’s available in helicopter pilot careers? Don’t worry, there’s no shortage these days. With the current cadre of Vietnam War-era pilots retired or retiring and an absence of younger military pilots filling their place, there are plenty of helicopter pilot careers available. Being a helicopter pilot isn’t just all about flyi …

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