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Other Career Paths for Pilots

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People expect students to fly aircrafts as soon as they finish aviation. However, a lot of factors come into play after graduation and some of the students do not actually land at the cockpit. For some, it is an end of the road, but the aviation industry is more than just planes taking off and landing at the tarmac. The aviation industry is a continuously developing business all around the globe and pilots are just few of the many people working in the trade. With the...

A step-by-step guide on maintaining your aircraft’s exhaust

A lot of aircraft owners spend a fortune to keep the seat covers glossy or the exterior paints flawless. Some make sure that the engines are properly maintained and are on top of its game. However, very few take time to check on their exhaust. Exhausts have to be maintained regularly like the rest of the aircraft because it has a huge impact on the overall safety of the plane and its passengers. Should an exhaust fail, problems like engine fiasco, carbon monoxide poisoning, or fire can happen. A little terrifying, right? Others, meanwhile, are too confident of the manufacturer’s credibility,...

Important things to check before you use your aircraft

Air travel is one of the most reliable modes of transportation because it is safe, fast, and accidents rarely happen. According to the article “2017 Was The Safest Year In The History Of Commercial Air Travel”, published by Forbes last January 2018, not counting acts of suicide, hijacking, or sabotage, there were only 14 accidents worldwide that resulted in 59 fatalities. This is an improvement from 2016 figures which recorded 258 deaths in 17 accidents. However, these scenarios can always be prevented and still be improved, especially if you’re the type who loves flying solo. So here are our...

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Pilot

Being a pilot is one of the most prestigious jobs in the world. Men and women started dreaming of this career path back when they were boys or girls holding on to airplane toys pretending to fly them in the sky. But what are the makings of an airspace explorer? Are sharp eyes, high intelligence quotient, leadership skills, or good looks enough to qualify as a captain of a plane? If you’re one of those aspiring future pilots, we’ve compiled a list for you of the top 6 qualities you should possess:

 
  1. A 20/20 eyesightPilots rely heavily...

Former Beech and Cessna chief dies at 91

As an engineer, Max Bleck has always been fascinated with machines and this passion brought him places including the seat of the president in the four biggest aircraft manufacturing companies in the world – Beech, Cessna, Piper Aircraft and Raytheon Co. With nearly fifty years on his sleeve in the aircraft industry, Black was the most sought-after leader- trusted by his peers, respected by his companions, and acknowledged by the industry. In 1961, Bleck began his journey as a chief engineer for Cessna’s Wallace division and climbed his way up until he was named vice president for operations. Because of his...

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