29 Oct

Flight Training: Does it Matter Where?

The student-pilot arrives to the aerodrome and gets onto the plane for the first flight. This is the moment the student has been waiting for. From the very moment the student takes off, they become a member of a pilot community around the globe. Let’s be honest. Flight training is the most interesting and awaited time after long hours of learning intensive aviation theory in classes and preparation for exams. Then the flying itself might feel like a reward. All you need to do is simply to fly. But have you ever thought whether there is a difference where to conduct...

24 Sep

Pilot Shortage: While Ones Suffer Loses, Others Derive Benefits

Global aviation is booming, the demand for pilots is skyrocketing and a global shortage for pilots is looming. However, pilot shortage varies among different regions and this is not only because of the growing numbers of passengers and airlines’ fleet. Working and living conditions also play a very important role in different regions and their numbers of pilots. Lucrative Pay for Captains in Asia-Pacific Region Based on CAE’s Airline Pilot Demand Outlook, a significant need for pilots will be seen in the Asia Pacific region, where the traffic is surging and the airlines’ fleets are growing. Over 90 thousand of pilots will...

24 Sep

Top 10 CV Tips to Secure a Successful Interview for a Job in Aviation

Recruitment specialists working in the aviation industry receive hundreds of CVs every week and spend less than 20 seconds scanning a CV before making the decision whether the applicant is suitable for the open job position. So how to impress them to get invited to the interview and land your dream job? 1. Carefully read the job advert Sounds like a simple and obvious thing. Nevertheless, employers get a lot of CVs from people who do not meet the requirements of the job position offered. Study the job advert very carefully before you apply. Make sure that you have all the qualification...

27 Aug

Get Your Wings with Wizz Air

Are you interested in operating an aircraft? Or are you willing to work for one of the booming low-cost airline in your near future? Well, if you really are, then we will shortly guide you through the key values of Wizz Air and help you to get to know the significantly growing airline better. The airline is planning to continue implementing its development strategy by enlarging the fleet and filling the seats of their cockpit with talented pilots. Therefore, Wizz Air is currently looking for dedicated future pilots to join their cadet program, supplied by BAA Training. It’s not hard to...

30 Jul

In Pursuit of a Prestigious Profession?

Almost everyone in life is entitled to a great choice of future when leaving school. Limitless potential, endless career opportunities, a broad range of possible destinations, areas and industries to enter into… and many other aspects to consider. How do young people choose the right path to pursue their career? Probably the most common criteria that influence a decision on the career are prestige as well as professional and financial prospects. Aren’t they? The more respected a profession is the wider door into the future it opens. Thus, what are the most respected and attractive professions in Europe? What studies do European...

25 Jun

Growing Multicultural Competence in Aviation Academies

By its nature, aviation is a multicultural endeavour. Pilots fly in foreign space, transport passengers from different cultures, and work with a culturally diverse crew. Even the aircraft they fly is designed and built in different parts of the world. Different intercultural interactions in aviation happen every day. Therefore, in this field, growing your multicultural competence is a necessity. Thankfully, being able to adapt and function efficiently in a culturally diverse setting is a learnable attribute. There are a few ways to grow your multicultural competence: firstly, by attending mandatory Crew Recourse Management (CRM) courses. Aviation academies invest a significant amount...

25 Jun

The Differences Between Passenger and Cargo Pilots

Probably, when you think about the pilot, the first picture appearing in your mind is a pilot stepping onto the aircraft to perform a flight. And somewhere in that picture there are always passengers involved. But what about those pilots who don’t carry passengers? Well, there are those who carry cargo. Air cargo is a high value industry with 35% of the world trade value carried by air. However, the profession of a cargo pilot is slightly mysterious as we often associate aviation with passenger airlines and their pilots. As well as passenger airlines, cargo ones also belong to commercial aviation....

30 May

Gender is not a Barrier to Become a Pilot

Global percentage of female pilots is still very low. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISWAP), commercial female pilots make only ~5% of total commercial pilots globally. As the men dominate the aviation industry, there is a wrong perception that women cannot achieve success there. Why are women so under-represented in piloting and how to change this perception? Let’s try to identify the most common gender issues in aviation and break down the stereotype of aviation as a highly gendered realm. Do men perform better compared to women? Let’s start with the most prevalent stereotype that women are weaker...

23 Apr

Multi-Crew Pilot Licence. What Do We Know?

Aviation training is the backbone of the aviation industries. On top of it all, it has never been as diverse as it is today with aviation training institutions so eagerly encouraging young generations to pass through the door to aviation. Aspiring future pilots can opt out from multiple programmes, integrated courses, separate modules and many other options. Anything one considers to be the most suitable and affordable to get an appropriate licence and take the right place in the cockpit. No doubts, it is a difficult task to pick the right and the most efficient pathway to grow the pilot...

26 Mar

Airline creating constellation of destinations

In 2017 they flew 2.5 million of passengers, pilots entered 46, 157 block hours and made almost 16, 000 flights preliminary reaching a turnover of 131.4 million euros. Now they are looking for 30-40 pilots to join for 2018 high season. Who are they? It is a charter airline based in Riga also specializing in wet and damp lease services of their growing Airbus A320 fleet. The airline was founded in 1992 as Latcharter Airlines and became the very first airline to provide package holiday from Riga. In 2008 the company experienced rebranding. Last year it celebrated the 25th birthday, and...

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