Some Universities and colleges offer Aviation programs which you use to become qualified as a commercial pilot. They specialise in the delivery of both academic and vocational education, and work with industry partners and flight schools to provide the practical flight training.
Becoming a military pilot is an incredibly difficult, buy incredibly rewarding career path. Guaranteed employment, attractive pay and free training make for high incentives to join, attracting an incredible number of would be applicants to recruiting centers
Tailwheel flying will make you a better pilot
If you’ve been a professional pilot for a few years or more, chances are you’ve worn at least one Van Heusen pilot shirt. They’re
You might not think it, but there is an inherent risk in having more than one pilot in a single pilot capable aircraft. The ‘crew’ can become in danger of group think, as well as a false sense of confidence due to the presence of the other pilot; this is especially so if there is a cockpit gradient or assumed capability, skill or endorsement on behalf of the other pilot.
Is becoming a pilot is worth the cost? For me, the answer will always be “yes!”, but for many, the answer is “no”. Let me explain
he stall is a greatly misunderstood and feared aspect of flying. Not just by student pilots, but also by surprisingly experienced ones. I recently read an article that pretty much said that stalls were dangerous, and because airline pilots didn’t do them, then there was no reason for General Aviation pilots to learn them. Therefore we would all be safer, happy little Vegemites, never straying away from the straight and level magenta line on our GPS. By that rationale, then we should never practise complete loss of thrust after takeoff emergencies, accidental penetration into IFR, or emergency diversions due running out of coffee.
They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one; and any you can use the aircraft again is a great one! We have all had our beautiful ‘greaser’ landings, and we have all porked a few, too. So whats the tips to keep your number of take-off and landings the same?
Aviation is great for kids to get into. Find out how Aviation can help your child learn important skills, and 5 tips to get them interested in Aviation.
Getting your PPL is an awesome achievement, and alongside hundreds of hours of hard work studying, preparing and flying the aircraft, you’ll need to pass a couple of written theory exams.