1. Effects of Summer Flying and How to Overcome It

    First and foremost, let's state the most obvious effect of summer flying: it. is. hot. Being a pilot from Texas, I can personally say you should check on your southern friends. There's a good chance we're dehydrated and .2 seconds away from passing out due to heat exhaustion. Okay, maybe a little overdramatic....but it is hot. When flying in the summer, whether as a student, flight instructor, o…Read More

  2. The pilot shortage – Statistics & Facts

    The aviation sector has been hit in recent times with a growing demand for new pilots as the airline industry continues to experience global shortages in the number of certified pilots. In the next 20 years, airlines in North America alone are going to be in need of around 117,000 new pilots. Projected shortage of airline pilots in the U.S. is expected to increase to over 2,000 pilots by 2025,…Read More

  3. Fatigue Risk Management

    The FAA sponsored a multi-disciplinary subject matter expert work group to investigate the issues associated with human fatigue in maintenance and the practical science-based methods that can be used to manage fatigue risk. The workgroup involved industry, labor, research, and government personnel. As a result of the multi-disciplinary group's work, you will find an abundance of fatigue informatio…Read More

  4. Pilot Education: 4 Tips For A Smooth Landing

    We’ve all experienced a rough landing — either as a (fearful) passenger or a (stressed) pilot. Landings are often the most stressful times during a flight for both passengers and pilots alike, as they are one of the times during the flight when accidents are most likely to happen. If you are a frequent traveler, you may notice that as the plane starts to descend, passengers grip the seat rests…Read More

  5. Pilot Education: 7 Tips For Night Flying

    Flying at night, especially when you are a new pilot, can be intimidating. While flying at night is not necessarily more dangerous than it is during the day, it’s important to recognize and prepare for the different challenges flying at night presents. Today, we are going to share seven pilot education tips for night flying to help ensure your night flight goes smoothly.     Take A Nap There i…Read More

  6. How To Conquer Jet Lag

    In your aviation career, chances are, you will fly internationally and this travel will disrupt your body’s natural circadian rhythm. This condition is jet lag, and it is a real concern for pilots.   Pilots have to be awake and alert for air travel, for obvious reasons. And as a requirement of the job they spend their days and nights traveling through a myriad of time zones -- and as they time-…Read More

  7. Sun Protection For Pilots

    As you navigate your online pilot training it is important to include sun safety practices in your flying routine. We have all likely heard the warnings of the sun’s damage and how it leads to an increased risk for skin cancer — just 15 minutes of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can be harmful. So, where does this leave pilots? Pilots spend an upwards of nine hours participating in on-duty f…Read More

  8. The Dangers Of Pilot Fatigue & How To Prevent It

    Pilot life can be exhausting. From long duty days, time zone changes, and busy traveling schedules, it’s no wonder that pilots are so vulnerable to fatigue. Unfortunately, when it comes to the aviation industry, pilots cannot afford to feel fatigued, as their ability to perform their tasks is absolutely critical. In today’s blog, we are going to explore pilot fatigue and share some helpful tip…Read More