How Dangerous Is Flying In Ice? ( Some Freezing Thoughts)

Snow and Ice on an Airliner fuselage.taxiing to deice pad for departure.

Ice is a contributing factor to many airplane accidents so How Dangerous Is Flying In Ice? I am sure that some people are uncomfortable flying in storms and winter storms can be unnerving because of reduced visibility, snow, and ice. Let’s look at why. How Dangerous Is Flying In Ice? Flying into known icing is … Read more

Can You Become An Airline Pilot In A Year? (4 “You’re Hired!” Facts)

American Airlines future Captain.

I have been asked many times throughout the years about how long it takes to be an Airline Pilot. When I started flying it was a far distant dream. I hoped that someday I might land that very elusive Airline job because getting the hours and experience needed seemed insurmountable. So today the question is, … Read more

Can Pilots And Flight Attendants Wear Tattoos? (4 Needling Thoughts)

Tiger Pilot Tattoo

In today’s society, the Tattoo and piercings have become extremely popular. The question for those wanting an Airline career maybe is Can Pilots And Flight Attendants Wear Tattoos? Can Pilots And Flight Attendants Wear Tattoos? Yes, they are now allowed with exceptions. As of Sept. 2021, United Airlines became the first U.S. Airline to relax … Read more

Why Are Checklists Important In Aviation? (5 Situational Facts)

Flightdeck View Of FO Doing Checklist items.

On my first day of flight training walking from the flight school office out to the airplane, I began to be indoctrinated into the world of checklists and I wondered as I suppose many other people had “Why Are Checklists Important In Aviation?” Why Are Checklists Important In Aviation? Checklists are the most important aspect … Read more

Should I Become A Pilot, A Mechanic Or Both? ( 5 Knuckle Busting Thoughts.)

I always appreciated a pilot that had taken the time to become an Airframe and Power plant Mechanic. If you are one of the lucky ones that have a talent for working with mechanical wonders and how they work, Have you ever wondered, Should I Become A Pilot, A Mechanic, Or Both? Should I Become … Read more