June 11, 2016| 103

When Did You Know You Wanted To Be a Pilot?

My personal aviation lineage and the first time I knew I wanted to be a pilot trace back to my grandfather. Shawn Arena Those of us who have been fortunate to have received the gift of flight or just the enjoyment of aviation can usually trace back to where that flame to be a pilot was first kindled. Perhaps it was a friend who owned an aircraft and …

January 27, 2016| 205

Accelerated Flight Training Versus Regular Flight Training

Dr. Mary Ann O’Grady When considering enrollment in a flight training facility that offers “accelerated flight training” courses that allow you to earn your private pilot’s license or other ratings, such as instrument, commercial or CFI/CFII (flight instructor) within a reduced timeframe [seemingly] in an attempt to save you time and money, re …

December 29, 2015| 211

Flying Airplanes: How Can Something so Disciplined Be so Romantic?

If everyone in the world could fly an airplane it wouldn’t be special and because of this flying airplanes requires initiative and effort but it’s rewarded with exhilaration. Vern Weiss You’ve just touched down at your destination airport. For the last ten minutes, your passenger has been scanning the ground and unsuccessfully look …

December 8, 2015| 251

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 3, 2015| 280

Have You Ever Thought of Becoming a Pilot?

The Journey from Fixed Wing Single Engines to Jets Shawn Arena “What do you want to be when you grow up?” That is one question I am sure almost all of us can remember being asked by either parents, teachers, or friends when we were young. Most certainly we replied with an answer such as a ballplayer, a doctor, a nurse, or a fireman. As we mature and ex …

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