An aviation career can be both rewarding and lucrative, so how many hours it will take to become a commercial airline pilot?
Refusing a takeoff clearance due to birds on the runway is something I’ve never seen anyone do in my 10 year career, but as our thrust was rising to 50%, I made a command call.
Physical and mental health is of upmost importance for airline pilots. Here’s a few tips and tricks I’ve found helpful…
See what a real commercial airline pilot work schedule looks like. Insights into Fixed, Flexible & Reserve schedules. Pro’s and con’s of each.
No, you absolutely don’t need a degree to become a commercial airline pilot in 2023. Some pilots opt to gain a college, university, or bachelor’s degree before flying, but this isn’t a current requirement for any major airlines.
There area 5 hazardous pilot attitudes and this story is an example of diverting because of them!
Don’t give up and don’t let anyone tell you ‘It’s not possible’! Shane is a Senior First Officer on the Boeing 777 for DHL.
Dodging thunderstorms and managing a divert situation at 1am. this was an evening that really tested my pilot capacity….
June/23 3 days were planned; 1 night flight followed by 2 standbys, before the following unravelled; Day 1: Rostered an evening flight to Spain & back, so had to be at the airport for 6pm, aiming to get back around 01:40 the next morning. I know this is going to be a big shock to […]
Hopefully this doesn’t come across as blowing smoke up my own ass when I say that becoming an Airline Captain is a great achievement for any individual. It’s a path that’s fraught with very unique challenges and hurdles to overcome, and even once you make it to Captain, your career and future still hinge on […]