September 12, 2018| 235

Upper Limit and SkyWest are Hosting an Aviation Career Lunch

Come Join Us and Learn From Recruiters What It Takes to Become a SkyWest Pilot! Upper Limit Aviation and SkyWest are giving you an opportunity to take control of your aviation career , by meeting with the SkyWest Pilot and Cadet Advocates  at a delicious career dinner and open house generously provided by Upper Limit Aviation and hosted by Robintino&# …

July 14, 2017| 170

Finding the Humor in Flying With the Airlines

Flying with the airlines isn’t generally funny business, but that’s not stopping Kulula from trying to put a smile on your face. Humor isn’t always the first thing you think of when it comes to flying with the airlines, especially if you’re currently studying for your commercial at Upper Limit Aviation . It takes a lot of hard …

June 7, 2016| 395

Pilot Salary: What Is The Pay Like In Different Careers?

A pilot’s salary can vary just as they do with any other job. Experience plays a big role as far as what a pilot makes, mainly because the different companies and positions available depend on the experience of a pilot . First, if we look at what the different types of jobs there are for pilots , then we can begin to narrow down the pilot salar …

May 28, 2016| 210

The Most Effective Diet For Pilots

Amber Berlin Every year at Thanksgiving we gather around the table and consume massive amounts of turkey. Then we spend the afternoon napping on the couch in a turkey coma. We know from experience that turkey is a food that promotes a state of sleepiness, and we also know that you wouldn’t want to eat that same turkey dinner and embark on a flight r …

April 21, 2016| 167

The Benefits of Becoming a Flight Instructor

Jennifer Roth With each stage of working towards a career as a pilot , a rewarding feeling of accomplishment is acquired. Whether it is the very first solo flight or passing the ATP check ride , each step is important as well as celebrated. Where a pilot wants to go with their future in the sky depends on which path they take. Someone wanting to just …

April 4, 2016| 82

Protecting Your Health Is Key To a Career In Aviation

Wilson Gilliam Jr. I stood in front of a Marine Corps recruiting office in 1988. I wanted to take the aviator’s aptitude test and join the Marines as a helicopter pilot . But, after a few minutes with the Sergeant, I realized that wouldn’t happen. Between thirteen years old and eighteen, my visual acuity had decreased to 20/400. Even though it was sti …

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 3, 2016| 188

Pilot Career: What Will You Carry in Your Backpack?

When packing a backpack for a camp-out, Boy Scouts keep in mind the motto “Be Prepared.” It’s a good motto for a pilot career too. Vern Weiss Do you want to know who makes good pilots? Mechanics. They know aircraft systems inside and out and, as pilots, often pull a rabbit out of a hat in an emergency. They know the nuances and intricacies of s …

February 27, 2016| 57

Aviation Degree Programs: Taking a Look at What’s Available

Mark Overman Getting started in the aviation industry can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a newcomer and have caught the aviation bug . Fortunately, there are great aviation degree programs that are tailored to both pilots and non-pilots. When selecting a training program there two main considerations we will discuss. The first is a question …

February 17, 2016| 349

IOE, AQP, FOQA, CRM, etc: The ABCs of Airline Training Programs

Airlines are integrating new curricula and shifting the focus of airline training programs more towards enhanced safety. Vern Weiss Some day I should experience a different career just to see if other fields are as crazy with initialisms, acronyms and abbreviations as aviation. I’ll bet not. For the benefit of the purist, an initialism is not t …

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 …

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