Will the world still need pilots?

The aviation industry is an impressive display of human achievement that has served our need for human connection and exploration. It has 'made our world smaller', enabled us to study abroad, experience different cultures, and build relationships that span the globe and remove borders. Millions of people have devoted their careers to ensure safe and efficient tra...

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ATPL, CPL, PPL - What gives?

If you are thinking about becoming a pilot you may have heard the following strange terms: LAPL, PPL, CPL, MPL, ATPL and the mysterious “frozen ATPL”. We are talking about licenses! Why are there so many differ...
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A Pilots Perspective - Flying the Line

It’s morning in Arlanda Airport. The fog has just lifted, traffic is picking up and a day of flying lies ahead. Inside the cockpit of our ATR 72-600 me and my captain have just finished start up and push back f...
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Winter is coming - de-icing & why it's better to be HOT

If you have ever been onboard an airplane this time of the year the chance (or perhaps the risk, in this case) is pretty big that you have witnessed a de-icing procedure. This is a rather time consuming process...
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Medical Requirements for pilots - What gives?

Ever agonized over the medical requirements for pilots? Would you like to know more about the medical examination required for a pilot applicant? And maybe you have to use glasses and wonder of this will stop y...
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Working as a pilot - Preparing for Departure

 LIFE AS AN AIRLINE PILOT
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Our unexpected journey across the Atlantic ocean pt.5.

Read part one of our journey across the Atlantic ocean here or go to the previous post here My first American breakfast consisted of thick pancakes, white bread and sweet marmalade. It is no myth that the coffe...
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Our unexpected journey across the Atlantic ocean pt.4.

Read part one of our journey across the Atlantic ocean here or go to the previous post here The cold and wet winds rattled my window at the old harbor front hotel in Nuuk. We were in western Greenland and this ...
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Our unexpected journey across the Atlantic ocean pt.3.

Read part one of our journey across the Atlantic ocean here or go to the previous post here The morning sun was rising outside my window in Reykjavik. With a heavy head I rubbed my eyes until I reached a state ...
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Our unexpected journey across the Atlantic ocean pt.2

<--- Read pt.1. about our journey across the Atlantic ocean The Norwegian coastline passed below me, with the vast Atlantic ocean ahead. The compass indicated north-west, towards the Shetland islands where we w...
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Our unexpected journey across the Atlantic ocean pt.1.

The day was here. The sun was shining and four pilots from SAA were eating some last minute fast food on the communal bench just outside the flight school in Västerås. Jokingly I uploaded a picture on Facebook ...