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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...

26 Nov

Flying Big: To Be a Wide-Body Aircraft Pilot or Not?

Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that. The growing demand for passenger flights leads airlines to expand their fleet with the new wide-body aircraft. This means that the wide-body pilot demand is ascending too. Let’s look into the situation in the wide-body aircraft sector and what it means to be a pilot of the wide-body aircraft. Flight demand forecasts International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts 4.2% of annual passenger...

26 Nov

Prior Preparation – a Key to Healthy Pilot Life

Each industry has its own health risks that we need to be aware of. However, we all can take the necessary precautions in order to minimize or to avoid those risks. In the aviation industry, pilots face a number of physical problems. Good news is that most of pilots’ health problems can be reduced with some preparation and preliminary understanding. Knowing what your body does when faced with different issues means you can identify when a particular condition is happening and take essential steps to reduce or remove it. We are here to help you understand the major pilot health problems...

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....