March 3, 2016| 296

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 10, 2016| 1

Bush Pilot Training and Mud Flying – Say Again?

Dr. Mary Ann O’Grady Often pilots who fly small to medium-sized aircraft as a means of amassing hours to vie for positions with the airlines and cargo planes are likely to become bored with consistently flying prescribed routes and filing the same flight plans. In comparison, there is a category of pilots who enjoys the challenge of flying in …

February 9, 2016| 279

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| 240

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 …

January 8, 2016| 773

Career Pilot: It Takes a Pilot’s License, Desire and Attitude

Choosing a career as a pilot requires dedication and patience but provides immense self-satisfaction, pride in accomplishment and professional respect. Vern Weiss Before I finally became a career pilot by landing a job at an airline I had nearly worn my fingers into bloody nubs filling out job applications. With naiveté, I believed I was one of only …

January 4, 2016| 251

Aviation Careers: Looking at All the Available Options

If you love airplanes but are unsure if being a pilot is for you, like Heinz soup, there are 57 varieties of great aviation careers that are every bit as important and interesting. Vern Weiss Did I say 57 varieties? There are probably over 57 different kinds of aviation technicians alone! How d’ya choose one? And what if ‘ya find ‘y …

November 1, 2015| 147 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 13, 2015| 590 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 …

March 26, 2015| 172 0

Upper Limit Aviation Search and Rescue Pilots Sworn In

They will serve as Special Deputies for Iron County This past weekend thirteen  Upper Limit Aviation search and rescue pilots  were sworn in as official “special deputies” with the Iron County Sheriff’s Department. As special deputies, the ULA pilots can now land and pick up accident victims in support of search and rescue missions for the count …

February 6, 2015| 2 2

Five Unique Ways of Paying for Flight Training

Secrets from Successful Pilots Let’s face it, paying for  flight training is very expensive. Airplane flight school is going to cost $35K to $70K for fixed wing training, and $90K to $150K for helicopter training. Unless you have a trust fund from your rich dad, the costs to become commercial pilots can seem to be an impassable mountain . But is it? L …

September 7, 2013| 194 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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