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Airspace closures due to Covid-19

December 21, 2020 | Aviation safety | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

Airspace closures due to Covid-19 Many Christmas travelers had their plans disrupted because of airspace closures due to Covid-19. We have been asked how a plane can land when a country has closed its airspace? “Hurry home now” – this is probably how m …

Airline Flight Academy (AFA) Ryanair 737

December 15, 2020 | Pilots and Education | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

Airline Flight Academy (AFA) Ryanair 737 type-rated program. Airline Flight Academy (AFA) has suddenly been on a lot of pilot lips. Ryanair and AFA have announced accepting applications for a Ryanair 737 type-rated program. We think this is excellent n …

Upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT)

December 14, 2020 | Pilots and Education | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

Upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) UPRT is short for upset prevention and recovery training Upset Prevention Recovery Training Our aim is to make this really, really simple. So let us guide you about UPRT. First of all. Aviation is full of a …

The Airline Pilot Club

November 22, 2020 | The good, the bad and the ugly of aviation, Uncategorized | Ask A Pilot | 1 Comment

The Airline Pilot Club There has been a UK company called The Airline Pilot Club trading in the UK between the 9th of January 2012 and 18th of November 2014. This is not the company this blog post is about. The Airline Pilot Club that we are writing ab …

MPL chaos leaves pilots with catastrophic debt

September 28, 2020 | Pilots and Education, The good, the bad and the ugly of aviation | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

Let’s just briefly explain MPL. It stands for Multi Pilot License. It is a commercial pilot license and when it was introduced it was like the new black. Another thing that places MPL among the Rolls Royce of pilot training, is that MPL is only somethi …

Pilot salary – 5 things you should know

September 27, 2020 | Pilot salary | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

How to compare pilot salaries It is such a simple question but the reality is that it is really hard to answer.  The reason why we can’t say “this is what a pilot makes” is because pilots salaries vary all over the world and even within the same c …

How to become a pilot without money

September 16, 2020 | Pilots and Education | Ask A Pilot | 2 Comments

This is one of the most common asked questions that we see all the time in the various forums. “I want to become a pilot but I don’t have money.” Not everyone has parents that can afford to pay for pilot training or nor everyone is lucky enough to inhe …

Help our industry – complete this ICAO survey

September 2, 2020 | Aviation safety | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

Ask A Pilot have been approached by Gareth Williams a Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Aeronautical Linguistics. Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Aeronautical Linguistics. Well that may sound heavy but listen. Gareth is doing a survey which could help us all in …

How to solve conflicts between generations

July 12, 2020 | Aviation safety | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

On the 25/06/20 we published a blog called “7 pieces of job advice to pilots graduating during Covid-19”. If you have not read it you can read it here: https://askapilot.net/7-free-pieces-of-job-advice-to-pilots-graduating-during-covid-19/ The blog was …

Fear of flying – Story of Michelle

July 8, 2020 | Fear of flying | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

A story about Michelle and how she won over her fear of flying in her worst nightmare My name is Michelle and I really used to hate flying. I think it started with a bad experience during a flight where we encountered turbulence. Ever since that flight …