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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 …

7 free pieces of job advice to pilots graduating during Covid-19

June 25, 2020 | Pilot job | Ask A Pilot | 1 Comment

Due to really good times in aviation in 2018 a record number of wanabee pilots signed up to pilot training. This trend continued until Covid-19 hit us all. Pilots graduating during Covid-19 will be joining an aviation industry that is on its knees. Tho …

Top 10 Corona travel tips. Make sure you don’t make the mistakes most passengers do.

June 16, 2020 | Onboard the airplane, Your holiday questions | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

You have booked the flight ticket and you’re excited that you can travel again. As the day of travel approaches you are wondering how it is to travel during Covid-19. What is travelling going to be like? Is it safe to travel during Covid-19? To ma …

Has flying manually become a forgotten skill?

June 3, 2020 | Aviation safety, Our jobs as Pilots | Ask A Pilot | 1 Comment

When the Wright brothers managed to fly for 12 seconds in dec 1903, it was with a plane with only 12 horsepower and at a height of 3- 4 meters and all manual flying skills. The level of automation today in many modern jets means that pilots rarely fly …

Headset, all you need to know

May 25, 2020 | Operationally about Aviation, Our jobs as Pilots | Ask A Pilot | No Comments

What is the best headset for pilots? If we look at some of the manufactures of aviation headsets, we quickly realize that there is a lot to choose from.  Very few of the above produces headsets for every environment, so once you know how and where …