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19 Jul

What’s the purpose of different aircraft lights?

Each aircraft before flying through the sky must meet certain safety requirements. This also applies to aircraft exterior lighting. The main purpose of exterior lighting is to provide visibility for pilots and guide them through the sky. However, there exist different types of exterior lights that can be found on aircraft. Let’s start from the most important ones – landing lights. Landing lights are located on different sections of the wings (nose or fuselage) and are visible from a very long distance. Landing lights help guide pilots into their landing, they also can be used during a take-off. You have probably noticed...

Did You Know What EASA Is And What It Does?
4 Jul

Did You Know What EASA Is And What It Does?

If you have an ambition to become an airline pilot or if you are a passionate aviation lover, you may have heard the name EASA. The abbreviation letters EASA stand for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency which is the centrepiece of the European Union's strategy for aviation safety. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency was established on the 12th of July, 2002 with the agency's headquarters based in Cologne, Germany. Today EASA has representational offices in Brussels, Washington, Montreal and Beijing. Do you know what the European Union Aviation Safety Agency does? The main goal and mission of EASA are to...

25 Jun

What it takes to become an airline pilot with MPL?

What does it take to be an airline pilot? Can an individual with as little as 18 months of pilot training become a qualified co-pilot on a relevant aircraft type, for example, Airbus A320 or Boeing B737? The answer to this question is positive. Then you might ask the following question: how could a young person achieve competencies, necessary for an airline pilot, over such a short period of time? The answer is – Multi Crew Pilot License. MPL as an Alternative Pilot Training Concept In 2006, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed an alternative pilot training concept, called Multi...

Why Are Aircraft Windows Round?
20 Jun

Why Are Aircraft Windows Round?

Whether you love your window seat or choose to stay farther from the window and forget you’re flying, you have surely noticed that all airplane windows are round. However, those windows are round not only for aesthetic reasons. It's a life-saving engineering innovation. Nowadays, it's quite difficult to imagine aircraft having square windows – but this is exactly what they once had. Until the 1950s commercial aircraft had square windows. However, it turned out that aircraft with square windows were slower and flew at a lower altitude. As traveling by plane was becoming more popular and the altitude of flying was...