September 12, 2018| 42

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&# …

June 14, 2016| 20

Commercial Flight Training for Jet Aircraft: Details Matter

Modern jet airliners come equipped with a multitude of indicators and switches. Strict attention to detail during commercial flight training facilitates the safe carriage of passengers. Noah Timmins Becoming a commercial pilot , or an airline transport pilot , according to the FAA, requires 1500 hours of flight time . In the context of working, this wou …

May 27, 2016| 51

The Dangers of a Falsified Pilot Logbook

Avoid rattlesnakes and falsified flight log books. Each has a nasty disposition and sharp fangs that bite. Vern Weiss In August 2012, a Federal Court in Des Moines, Iowa sentenced a pilot to 4 years probation and fined him for falsifying his pilot logbook hours when going for an FAA instrument rating . 1 Federal court! We’re not talking about some …

April 25, 2016| 20

Understanding How to Fly a Commercial Plane

A vastly different world exists when transitioning from flying small planes to understanding how to fly a commercial plane. Vern Weiss You’ve been grinding away making yourself marketable to large jet companies. Until now, your sphere has been light planes weighing only a few thousand pounds. The phone rings. You’ve been selected for an u …

February 9, 2016| 24

Commercial Pilot Requirements: Everything You Need to Know

John Peltier It’s easy to get discouraged from pursuing your dreams when you take a quick glance at the requirements to be a commercial pilot . I went through the same thing. But you know what? It’s really not as hard as it seems. Here we’ll break down the commercial pilot requirements, both from a regulatory perspective and also a practical perspect …

January 29, 2016| 26

The Call: The Moment When Your Childhood Dreams Come True

Getting “The Call” After Your Airline Pilot Training Making it through the airline pilot selection process is an accomplishment but successfully  completing your airline pilot training is nothing short of awesome. Vern Weiss You’ve been submitting applications to airlines for over a year and reading doom-and-gloom on pilot blogs, whic …

November 1, 2015| 12 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 12, 2015| 422 4

Different Pilot Licenses Explained: Sport, Recreational and Private Pilot

In the fixed wing airplane world, pilots often refer to their pilot’s license as a “ certificate ”. Essentially, both terms mean the same thing and are interchangeable (although, technically, they are slightly different). For the purposes of this article, we intend “ certificate ” and “ license ” to represent the same “pilot status”. According to AOPA , t …

September 6, 2015| 15 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 …

September 7, 2013| 13 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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