“Human Factors” statistically has contributed to more than 70% of all commercial aviation hull loss accidents. Initially human factors were considered strictly a flight operations issue, which is now classified as “Pilot Error”, but now include the aircraft [...]
This blog is about General Aviation and Flight Training. So far I have been writing about flying lessons in an airplane, as this is what I have been involved in as a professional pilot and flight instructor. Even though [...]
A new company in India is launching the country’s first small piston engine airplane on demand air-charter service, starting with a fleet of two Cirrus SR22 aircraft. Manav Singh, the Chairman of Air Car (and Club One [...]
When we think about a pilot career, most of us automatically get an image of an airline pilot in their minds. Well, it is true that airline pilot career has been one of the most glorified and sought after pilot career, historically speaking, but there are a lot of other options available for a pilot to explore as well. Airline pilots, honestly, are not necessarily the highly paid least amount of work and a lot of fun lot anymore. Things have changed, and they are changing as we entered the 21st century. I have compiled here a list of 20 career choices, or 20 pilot job lines you can chose from. And each one is more interesting than the previous one. In my future posts I will write in mote detail about all these choices, and what one needs to do to achieve the desired goal.
NTSB’s investigation hearings of the Jan 15th, 2009 US Airways’ Airbus Flight 1549 bird-strike incident which led to the ditching of the aircraft in Hudson river have generated some potential recommendations – developing an on-aircraft [...]
Flight Training is definitely not a cheap proposition. It costs tens of thousands of dollars to obtain your pilot certificate or license. Same goes for aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, flight dispatcher courses. However, there is money available in the form of scholarships, grants, federal aid, and financial aid from various sources like AOPA, EAA, NBAA, 99s, WIA, memorial and charitable foundations, colleges, universities, and industry leaders like Boeing, Airbus etc. I have compiled here a list of 101 sources of aviation scholarships and grants. This is the money that you do not have to return. Scholarships are available for pilot training, aircraft mechanic course, flight dispatcher course, air traffic controller course and for aviation college degree and grad school.
The other day while browsing through African American Aviation History websites and blogs, I came across a name that I had heard many a times, but never got an opportunity [...]
While adding to the mystique of an aviator, sunglasses protect a pilot’s eyes from glare associated with bright sunlight and the harmful effects from exposure to solar radiation. Lenses for sunglasses that incorporate 100% ultraviolet protection are available in glass, plastic, and polycarbonate materials. Glass and CR-39® plastic lenses have superior optical qualities, while polycarbonate lenses are lighter and more impact-resistant. The choice of tints for use in the aviation environment should be limited to those that optimize visual performance while minimizing color distortion, such as a neutral gray tint with 15 to 30% light transmittance. Polarized sunglasses are not recommended because of their possible interaction with displays or other materials in the cockpit environment.
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