Despite the current “pilot shortage” we hear so much about, there is still no guarantee that an aspiring pilot will ever get picked up by a Major Airline. Yes, it may be easy to get an entry-level pilot job in the current market, but competition is VERY stiff for the “good” jobs!
It takes more than 1500 hours and an ATP to get a call. There are lots of little things that can set you apart from other candidates on a pilot application.
If you’re thinking about starting an electronic logbook, spreadsheet software is the perfect tool for it. Here are some prime reasons to build your own logbook spreadsheet or find a template already made. Continue reading
Do you really understand what “Induced Drag” is?
For a pilot, the true importance of induced drag is understanding how being on “the back side of the power curve” relates to flight characteristics. Especially in terms of approach to landing.
However, the current way pilots are taught about Induced Drag is flawed, confusing, sometimes incorrect, and often contradictory. Continue reading
As winter is arriving this year, I thought it would be a good idea to review the Cold Temperature Restricted Airports and Cold Temperature Altitude Corrections unveiled by the FAA in 2014.
Here’s how to run the Garmin 430/530 (400 and 500 series simulators) on a Mac / Apple computer, a newer version of Windows or even Linux.
I’ve had the privilege of working with a lot of different pilots over the years. Of these people I’ve seen many different styles and personalities. Fighter pilot wannabes, cranky pilots, ladder climbing politicians, and those just happy to be flying.
It takes all types to keep the aviation industry running, however, there seems to be a common thread among the strongest pilots. From the best student pilots to the highest paid captains, a certain mindset seems to be shared. An overwhelming sense of balanced and relaxed confidence.
If you want one thing that will significantly improve your flying ability, help you spend considerably less time and money on training, increase your confidence in the sky, and make your life as a pilot all around easier… VISUALIZATION!!