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Getting into Commercial Piloting

How To Get Into Commercial Piloting

While many general aviation pilots take to the skies simply because they love it, flying remains a hobby. Others, however, are eager to make a living while flying. Both kinds of pilots keep the general aviation industry alive. Many pilots join the military or become regional or major airline pilots. These jobs tend to offer the most pay and security,...

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Why is your Pilot Logbook Important

Why Your Pilot Logbook Is So Important

Even with the incredible diversity of experience levels and kinds of pilots in aviation, there’s things they all have in common:  Each maintains a logbook. A logbook is the indispensable diary of a pilot’s training, career, and solo journeys. It records not only where he has flown, but who he has flown with, the number of hours, how many landings...

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Restrictions of A Private Pilot Certificate

What Are The Restrictions of A Private Pilot Certificate?

Safety and success in aviation is a matter of knowing what possible and which limitations surround an aircraft or airspace. Smart pilots are also informed of the restrictions surrounding themselves. Becoming fully aware of the restrictions surrounding a flight is an important first step in conducting a safe one. Focusing on restrictions on a certificate or an aircraft need not...

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Private Jet Charter Pilot

Job Opportunities As A Private Jet Charter Pilot

When pilots reveal to a new acquaintance what they do for a living, the next question is usually: “Which airline?” While major and regional airlines, as well as the military, employ the majority of pilots, a significant portion of the pilot population works in general aviation or for a charter flight company. It is a career path which, due to...

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Why Are Airplanes Pressurized - California Aeronautical University

Why Are Airplanes Pressurized?

“For your comfort, the cabin will be pressurized.” Passengers hear this as part of in-flight announcements as they settle into their seats, but most might not know how this takes place, much less why. Airplane pressurization seems like a mystery; it’s important for those with this knowledge to have a good understanding of how it works. Even pilots who fly...

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