Articles

30 Apr

Avion Express Cadet Programme first graduates shared their experience with the Programme and airline

At the beginning of 2019, the first two cadets finished Avion Express Cadet Programme. It is a big step in the lives of the young pilots and the company as well. Jonar Hanak and Oliver Bjurling are highly motivated and hard-working. They took the opportunity to pursue their dream of becoming professional pilots and showed that it takes dedication and persistence to reach this goal. Jonar Hanak was studying Music Production in Stockholm when he unexpectedly found his passion. ”My friend had Microsoft Flight Simulator X, I started playing around with it by accident and got completely hooked,” says Jonar, who...

30 Apr

MPL – Your Fastest Way to the First Officer’s Seat

If you are an individual with an ambition of becoming an airline pilot, you might have already seen MPL abbreviation while looking for various pilot training programs. It might be a challenge to clearly understand the MPL training pathway, as it is quite a new program in aviation training market. Therefore, we are here to help you by briefly introducing the main features and requirements for the MPL program. MPL origins MPL stands for Multi-Crew Pilot Licence, which was introduced in 2006 by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as an airline-specific training program. Why airline-specific? Because this program requires a partnership of an...

30 Apr

Pilot fatigue: can you beat your body clock?

The new EASA  (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on "Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)" revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits of what is legally allowed. Moreover, fatigue in Europe’s cockpits has become an every-day and growing reality. It is estimated that pilot fatigue contributes to 15-20% of all fatal air accidents related to human error. Pilot and flight crew fatigue has been a topic of...

How to Responsibly Use Social Media if You Are a Pilot
27 Mar

How to Responsibly Use Social Media if You Are a Pilot?

We all know the pilot profession is highly competitive and a pilot himself / herself is sometimes described as a movie star of an air transportation show. However, being a pilot means being visible all the time by everyone, especially on social media. It’s not a secret that many employers are now using social media to identify employees and even to screen potential recruits before deciding if they should offer them a job. Being smart about how you present yourself through social media can have a big impact on your career prospects. As well as making sure that your digital profile...

World Biggest Engine - Boeing 777X
26 Mar

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

The long-awaited public debut of Boeing 777X was scheduled for 13 March, 2019. Therefore, in view of tragic events and turbulence that Boeing has been experiencing for the past few weeks, the company decided to postpone the date of public appearance of its newest aircraft. While the aircraft is being “closed” for the public eyes, let’s take a look into what we know about the Boeing 777X. General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of GE9X in 2013 when it started to look for the ways to produce even a more efficient engine to power both variants...

25 Feb

Language of the sky

The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, even native English speakers have to learn it. What makes it so special? English for flight safety Aviation English has been the de facto international language of civil aviation since the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommended English to be universally used for “international aeronautical radiotelephony communications”...

Type-Rating-–-the-Holy-Grail-of-Professional-Pilot
25 Feb

Type Rating – the Holy Grail of Professional Pilot

Every aspiring pilot needs to know about type rating. Simply put, you will need to get type rated on the aircraft you are going to operate for your future employer. Probably, you already know, that training and obtaining a licence by accumulating flying hours is necessary to become a pilot. After taking these steps you can operate a single engine aircraft. However, a type rating is a must in order to operate any aircraft over 5,700 kg. So, what is a type rating? Type Rating is just like a Driving Licence for a Very Specific Car Imagine getting a driving licence for...

How-to-prepare-for-your-first-solo-flight
28 Jan

How to Prepare for Your First Solo Flight?

If you have ever wanted to become a pilot, you probably have heard about the most exciting part of this process – the first solo flight. It consists of the pilot successfully completing a take-off, a circuit pattern and a safe landing, without anyone else in the aircraft (not even a flight instructor). Importance of Your First Solo Flight Probably, a solo flight is one of the most important and memorable days for a pilot. It is quite natural that all the pilots feel some panic when this moment arrives. In fact, a first solo flight is a proof your instructor is...

Different Type for Different Region
28 Jan

Different Type for Different Region?

Most probably there won’t be any better time to become a pilot than it is now. “Global air transport network doubles in size at least once every 15 years, and it’s expected to do so again by 2030” says The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). To cater to this meteoric rise in commercial aviation, the industry needs more and more aircraft. Airlines, operating around the globe, order and add new aircraft to meet the growing air traffic demand. Naturally with this growth, the demand for pilots grows too. Are you about to become a pilot and trying to decide where...

TOP 10 Christmas gifts for pilots
19 Dec

TOP 10 Christmas Gifts for Pilots

Everyone knows, it’s quite hard to surprise a pilot and the biggest challenge comes while choosing a Christmas gift which would appeal to those „high flyers“. If you really want to find a creative and practical gift for an aviation enthusiast, you've come to the right place! From aviation-themed socks to an ultra-smart gadget, these are the gifts for every budget that would appeal to every aviation geek.   1. Bose A20 Aviation Headset If you want to make a pilot’s navigation procedure more pleasant and your Christmas budget is of no concern, then this aviation headset is a perfect gift for a...