Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II airman whose B-24 bomber was shot down in the Pacific Ocean. Laura Hillenbrand, who also authord Seabiscuit, goes to great lengths to paint an incredible [...]
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 [...]
Have you been thinking about learning to fly an airplane? Or have you thought about it in the past? How about, have you ever dreamed about piloting an airplane? If you answered yes to any [...]
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.
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.
I wrote about the basic information about a Pilot’s Sunglasses in one of my posts titled Sunglasses for Pilots (click here), and then I wrote about the Materials that are available today, and how to pick the correct kind in the post titled Aviators’ Sunglasses Lens Material Options (click here). And I had promised that I will write more about the Extra Features that we need to keep in mind when selecting the best Sunglasses for Pilots, and for that matter, anyone who wants the best eye protection and quality vision. Here is the list of those extra features that you need to keep in mind as well:
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