May 26, 2016| 19

Do Drones Pose a Threat to Pilots and Aircraft?

Dr. Mary Ann O’Grady The allowance of widespread drone ownership and operation in the United States through the clearance of approximately 60 organizations by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the level of concern for military, commercial , and private pilots alike. As concerns escalated, there were plans to construct six test rang …

May 25, 2016| 10

Exploring Avgas Alternatives For General Aviation

Amber Berlin For Part 1 of this discussion, click here . The health hazards, loss of IQ points, and associated costs of lead (Pb) fuel emissions leaves only one option for the General Aviation (GA) fleet: stop using leaded fuel. In order to accomplish this task, GA has several options to consider, including Avgas alternatives such as renewable biofuel …

May 14, 2016| 12

Adjusting to the High Intensity Schedule of Airline Careers

Airline careers necessitate long hours of crushing boredom punctuated by short periods of intensity. The unique demands placed on airline pilots, crewmembers and mechanics can be met with lifestyle and attitude adjustments. Noah Timmins Aviation distinguishes itself from other industries as one that eschews the traditional “nine to five”, …

May 13, 2016| 10

Upper Limit Aviation Open House Featured on KUTV

Anders Clark Upper Limit Aviation’s recent open house was featured on KUTV News , as one of their featured STEM stories. 1 Upper Limit staff headed into the 2News studio to show off some aviation related tools and discuss what would be covered at the aviation open house . ULA started by showing sectional charts, flight plans, and an iPad, and disc …

April 11, 2016| 22

5 General Aviation Aircraft Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Anders Clark There are a vast amount of different types and models of general aviation aircraft from a variety of manufacturers. And there are a lot of interesting facts and information about these different aircraft.  Here are five lesser known facts from the world of general aviation aircraft that you will hopefully find as interesting as I did. Th …

March 14, 2016| 18

Quiz: Do You Know These Five Aviation Acronyms?

Albert Antosca To those outside of aviation, pilots seem to have their own language, filled with acronyms, jargon, and incomprehensible terms. The more time you spend in the aviation industry , the more accustomed you become to this terminology. Do you recognize these aviation acronyms, and can you pass this quiz from memory? Questions – Aviatio …

February 29, 2016| 14

Continuing Pilot Shortage Causes Airline to File for Bankruptcy

Anders Clark Don’t think the continuing pilot shortage is having an effect on the aviation industry ? Tell that to Republic Airways, a major feeder airline who has just declared bankruptcy in New York. Republic flies smaller regional jets for three major carriers, Delta Airlines , American Airlines and United Airlines . And they say that the cont …

February 11, 2016| 20

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 …

January 20, 2016| 48

Flight Attendant Training: It’s More than the Seat Belt Demo

If the public had a clue as to how necessary flight attendants are and how rigorous the airline flight attendant training programs are, they’d can their stupid comments. Vern Weiss They are there neither to serve you a beverage nor bring you a pillow. That’s what the airline’s marketing departments tell them they should do but it&#8 …

January 18, 2016| 29

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 …

October 13, 2015| 54 0

Pilot Shortage: What Should the Aviation Industry Do?

With a thirty-five percent increase in global travelers, there are more than half a million  aviation positions currently available for qualified pilots. The aviation industry is working hard to meet that demand, but experts are saying there may be a serious pilot shortage . Both fixed wing and helicopter pilots are required and, in addition, many pi …

September 16, 2015| 12 0

ULA Goes Before Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs

Testimony of Michael Mower , Chief Operating Officer of Upper Limit Aviation before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for the Hearing on Pending and Draft Legislation – September 16, 2015 Chairman Isakson, Ranking Member Blumenthal, and Distinguished Members of the Committee : Thank you for the opportunity to submit a written statement on …

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