04/01/2021

10 Benefits of Online Learning

Is online learning right for me?                            Online education has numerous benefits. It offers flexibility for you and let’s you earn your degree...

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Who keeps the pilots and planes up in the sky?

Although we’re more familiar with the people who take charge in the air, a flight crew isn’t complete without the team on the ground. Flight dispatchers have a very important role, which is to ensure flight safety, acting as a second pair of eyes for the pilot. They have a number of responsibil...

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Soaring in 2019: Aviation in the Philippines

The aviation industry is an ever-evolving one that only grows bigger as the years pass, especially here in the Philippines. InfrastructureAccording to the CAAP, or the Civil Aviation Authority in the Philippines, several projects to help improve the country’s aviation infrastructure were launch...

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Flying High: The Benefits of Working in Aviation

Connecting people and cultures by connecting flights– that’s what the aviation industry does. It’s global in every way, and it’s a great place to work, no matter what your interests might be. There are several advantages to working in the industry, whether it’s as a mechanic, a flight attendant...

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Landing the Job: How to Get Your Aviation Career Started

Have you ever dreamed of flying? Have you ever considered pursuing a career that lets you do just that? Or maybe you’d rather not be several of feet off the ground but would prefer to help fix the machines that take us there? The aviation industry continues to grow. According to ICAO ...

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A Guide to the Different Courses in Pilot Academy

Think becoming a pilot is one straight flight to success? Think again. Becoming a pilot has its perks (a salary that can range from P180,000 to P280,000 a month and several opportunities internationally!), and the career is rewarding but before getting there, you have to go through quite a bit...

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The Business of Flying: A Career in Aviation Management

Have you ever been curious as to how an airline works, like what goes on behind the scenes? Or wondered what it would be like to keep an airport in order? If you answered ‘yes’ to those questions then maybe you should consider becoming an aviation manager. What do they do? Aviation ma...

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The Difference Between Aircraft Mechanics and Avionics Technicians

It’s no joke how complex an aircraft is, and it must be even harder trying to get it to work or having it fixed. There’s just so much that has to be maintained within one, and so much to be repaired as well. But that’s what the mechanics and technicians are for. Those two roles are essential when en...

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The Importance of Ground Attendants

Flight attendants are some of the first people that come to mind when we think about flights and airlines. But what about those not on our flights? Let’s talk about ground attendants.  Ground attendants, also known as ground staff, are those that support the airline from the ground, from w...

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The amazing world of in-flight meals

Have you ever sat on a flight and just be amazed by your food? The flight anxiety can be crippling but a well-performed food service can sometimes alleviate the discomfort—especially when you’re scared of flying. When you’re 35,000 feet above the ground, not only can in-flight meals help you ge...

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The aviation industry needs more than just pilots

With a growth in demand and the lack of knowledge of aviation careers available, among other reasons, it’s been reported by the International Civil Aviation Organization that there’s a shortage in skilled aviation professionals, and that doesn’t just mean pilots. When you think of aviation, it’...

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Why is it a good time to be Avionics?

Avionics are all the electrical systems applied to aviation, which includes safety, communication, navigation, and flight management. These systems are what enable flight crews to bring their passengers and cargo to their destinations efficiently and safely. Why, then, would it be the right time to...

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The Dictionary Of Air Traffic Controllers

A clear line of communication between flight crew members is needed to have a successful and safe flight. The pilot, with the help from an air traffic controller, is guided from point A to point B using a specific language understood by both parties. The English language is the spoken language...

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Pilot-tested Tips To Cure Jet Lag

If you’ve ever taken a long-haul flight, then you know what jet lag feels like- the groggy and exhausted feeling you get after going through a quick succession of different time zones. According to a major study by UpJohn, 94% of long haul passengers experience jet lag and its irritating side e...

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How Pilots See During Night Flight

If you ever gazed at the window during a night flight, you’ll be welcomed by pitch black darkness. That’s why most passengers wonder– how do pilots see at night? The answer is quite simple, no, they don’t actually see anything at night. Before takeoff, pilots scan the sky to avoid hazards and p...

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Airlines need more female pilots. Here’s why

In recent times, females aren’t just only associated with beauty and fashion, there are women out there brave enough to take the challenge and secure a seat in the cockpit. Tammie Jo, the newest hero of the commercial aviation industry, cooly handled the Boeing Co. 737 after its engine blew apa...

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A job nothing like the movies: 5 realities of being an air traffic controller

Air traffic control is quite a mystery for most people. In movies, we see air traffic controllers sit in a tower where they guide pilots to safely fly or land aircraft. But is the job really as stressful and nerve-wracking as they show in a film like Pushing Tin? Here’s a look at the reali...

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How aeronautical engineers spend their shift

No, they don’t spend their entire day staring at their laptops.Every day is different from the previous one, that’s why aeronautical engineers are called jacks-of-all trades. Their job, or jobs, include designing, testing, troubleshooting, and solving problems related to flying machines: whether air...

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Airline operations aren't going 'the way of the dodo' anytime soon. Here's why

In today’s digital age, artificial intelligence or AI performs many tasks faster and better than humans can. Factories, offices, banks, and even hospitals and military camps now rely on artificial intelligence for certain crucial jobs.Just think, for example: millions or even billions of dollars’ wo...

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Flight Plans Save Lives: The Importance of Accurate Flight Plans Before Take-Off

Suffice it to say that flying isn’t a walk in the park, so flight planning is of utmost importance.Flight plans are a crucial aspect of preparations to make flights as safe as possible. The main concerns in flight planning consist of route, fuel, and weather. Flight plans are built around these fact...

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Plane Crashes Can Happen If You Do Not Follow These Safe Landing Instructions

A movie about a scary airplane landing might be good for a dose of excitement and suspense. The film, “Sully” (starring Tom Hanks) is based on the actual “Miracle on the Hudson.” event where American pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger saved the lives of all 155 passengers after he made an emerg...

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Cool and Awesome Careers for Pilots Without Having To Fly

Being a pilot really is a dream career: imagine having an “office” 30,000 feet up in the sky. Travelling the world. Wearing that awesome uniform. But did you know that many licensed pilots–whether new ones or veterans–find cool and awesome careers that don’t involve flying at all?&nbs...

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What You Might Not Know About Flight Attendants

One look at flight attendants and people think: their jobs must be so easy. All they have to do is smile and be nice. Although this is wrong, people can’t be totally blamed for thinking that way.After all, what they see on the surface are stylishly dressed, classy-looking men and women with bright s...

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5 Types of Communication Used in Aviation

Communication is the most important medium to understand one another. But the way we communicate with other people may vary based on the environment we are in.What if you belonged in the Aviation industry? What if you were in the middle of a flight? How will you communicate with your crew in the eas...

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Curious where your pilot certificate can land you? Here are a few non-flying jobs you can score

What happens if you get your degree and license as a pilot–but for some reason, you can’t get a job?Many think that a pilot’s degree will leave them hanging in mid-air, with nowhere to go.  That’s not true. Even if your own inclinations or the job market won’t let you land a pilot’s job, t...

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Do you want to work in the aviation industry? Here are your career options

Thanks to greater purchasing power in the hands of the middle-class, aviation is becoming one of the fastest growing industry sectors. According to the Airport Council International, airports all over the world receive more than 450 million passengers by 2020.This means that there is now a demand fo...

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Five Lies You've Been Told About Being A Commercial Pilot

If you aspire to be a commercial pilot, you’re probably familiar with the preconceived ideas surrounding the job. It’s true – flying for a living is noble and glamorous, but like other careers, it has its realities. Read on to know more about the “secrets” of the profession:It’s high time all the ti...

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Technological Advances That Changed (and Will Change) Aviation Forever

In the near future, you may need to go to an aviation school when you are learning to drive a car. Why? Flying cars might be the new normal by then. This and other tech innovations have changed aviation–and our lives–for the better in the past century. There’s no doubt that this will continue throug...

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Five misconceptions that might hold you back from becoming an FA

“Coffee, tea, or me?”That’s the title of a book that came out in the 1960s, criticising the sexist attitude of some passengers towards female flight attendants. Back then, flight attendants were often over-sexualized and most of the time, air passengers thought of them simply as waitresses in the ai...

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Aviation Trends to Watch Out For This 2018

With fresh ideas from airline professionals and insights from travelers around the globe, the air industry promises a whole new level of flying this 2018. The following trends are to watch out for and will surely be part of your next trip!Airline crew robotsWhat would you feel if robots approached y...

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Flight Attendant vs Stewardess: What’s the Difference?

Are you one of those people who wonder about the difference between a flight attendant and a stewardess?Well, you can take it easy now: “flight attendant” and “stewardess” refer to the same profession. So why do we have two different names for the same job? Isn’t that confusing? HistoryDuring t...

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Want To Be An Air Traffic Controller? Here's What You Need To Do

Without air traffic controllers, all airports would be chaotic, dangerous places. Imagine a passenger jet weighing about 80 tons or 80,000 kilograms, landing or taking off from one or several runways: that’s just one plane. However, busy international airports handle hundreds to thousands of planes...

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The Sky’s the Limit: Future Challenges And Opportunities In Aviation

Every year, the aviation industry encounters new challenges and opportunities. If you’re an aviation professional, such changes can happen suddenly and beyond your grasp.This is why it’s best to step back and get whatever reliable and advanced information we can, that can help us chart our future in...

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Should we be afraid of turbulence? We debunk 5 myths to ease your worries

“Oh no, we’re going to fall!”Many plane passengers have had these panicked thoughts when the aircraft is hit by turbulence.  Turbulence has several causes–but essentially, it happens because of factors in the weather, atmosphere, and physical environment.  Whenever an airplane shakes or ma...

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How to become an Aeroplane Pilot

Pilots are the captains of huge passenger aircraft–but they do more than just command the flight crew and fly the plane.  They have other responsibilities they need to fulfill to make sure passengers travel safely to their destination.To discover more about aeroplane pilots, here’s a glimpse of...

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing A Flight School

Once you decide that you want to be a pilot, the next step is choosing the best aviation school for you: but wait, all flight schools claim to be the best! How do you decide which one to enrol at?Don’t worry–there are the five things you need to check when choosing a flight school. A school that has...

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Why Being A Pilot Is The Best Job

Still not sure what you want to be when you grow up? Experts say there will be thousands of job openings for pilots in the next 20 years–so why don’t you consider becoming a captain of the skies? Here are some benefits and advantages you can enjoy when you become a pilot:Flying makes you smarterAsid...

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Different Types of Pilot Careers

A career as an airline pilot seems glamorous, exciting, and very attractive financially. Whenever people think of a pilot, they imagine someone flying a huge passenger jet for a domestic or international carrier. However, the truth is, there are many types of pilots–and they fly different aircraft a...

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Technology and Aviation Industry: How Apps and The Internet Affect the Airline Industry

Like most things, the Internet has made huge changes to the aviation industry.The challenge of building planes to last subsequent decades have been replaced by trials of a future where technology reigns supreme–but more modern advances are happening now. Let’s take a look at some of them:Aviation Ap...

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Flying with class: The best airlines in the world

It’s time to get UPdated!Travelling around the world is definitely an awesome and exciting adventure for anyone. It’s even more special when they experience high-class accommodation as they criss-cross different parts of the world.To really travel in style and comfort, choose from among the top...

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Airline passengers’ 5 Most Common Problems and how to solve them

Traveling seems to be everyone’s goals these days. Vacationing a foreign country, discovering its culture and meeting different people, seems thrilling and fun! Finally, you’ll be able to see those picturesque landmarks in person and not just on your newsfeed.However, traveling is not just about the...

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The Best Reasons To Pursue Aeronautical Engineering

There are a lot of factors you should consider when it comes to choosing a career. But above all, you should choose where your passion lies. If your heart is into working with great people, creating, and traveling, this might just be the perfect career for you.Aeronautical engineering is about impro...

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Status Update 101: More air traffic in the Asia-Pacific region--why that's good news for you!

It’s important for you–as an aspiring pilot, aircraft engineer, or flight attendant–to know about the air traffic analysis in the region. For one, it shows that you are on the right track of choosing an industry that can help you be financially-stable while pursuing your passion!There’s a huge deman...

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How to Attain a Private Pilot License: A Guide

If you want to fly planes without making a living out of it, have yourself licensed as a private pilot. It won’t only give you the privilege of flying for leisure or sport, it’ll also give you the convenience of flying almost anywhere you want – and you can bring along some passengers while you’re a...

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By the numbers: 5 important tasks of a flight engineer

Flying a plane is not child’s play–it’s not just mere landing and takeoff. It’s also about choosing the best routes, altitudes, and speed for the smoothest and safest flights. Fortunately, pilots have flight engineers to help them ensure the safety of the passengers.Flight engineers, also known as a...

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3 reasons why it’s cool to be a male flight attendant

There’s a common perception that all flight attendants are women. The job of flight attendant (FA) or flight steward isn’t exclusive to women–men can be great at it too! Being a male FA is a fulfilling career with amazing benefits. Here are some of them: Free FlightsThe most obvious reason...

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Back in the day: Pilots who changed the world

Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Alexander Fleming, and Charles Darwin. These are just few of the several names we know who changed the world by doing the best in their jobs.As kids, we probably all had our own idols—people who we immensely look up to. Role models can’t only be found on TV shows, movie...

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Aeronautical Engineering: The Perks and The Challenges of The Profession

Aeronautical engineers may not be as popular as pilots, but their involvement in the aviation industry is just as noble.Basically, aeronautical engineering the branch of engineering concerned with the development, design, modification, and maintenance of aircraft.  Aeronautical engineers make s...

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The Importance of Flight Instructors

Flight instructors are usually the only teachers who will teach you while you’re both in mid-air. They teach you how to fly safely or help you learn the ropes of aircraft control, but it’s important to note that there’s still more to know about the profession and the men behind it.Here are some qual...

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What do the stripes on a pilot's uniform mean?

Ever notice the epaulets on a pilot’s uniform?Pilot uniforms differ in epaulets. Not only it is proper decorum, but the small details on these garments are more than just mere embellishments.As a future pilot, you might be wondering what these epaulets represent. For one, these stripes indicate the...

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What You Need to Know Before Becoming a Pilot in the Philippines

Do you still remember what you told your pre-school teacher about the person you want to become when you grow up? On how you enthusiastically answered that your ambition is to become a pilot who brings people to various destinations around the world?We fall in love with the idea of flying and to see...

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Pilot Academy: A Survival Guide

Pilot Academy: A Survival Guide There’s no smooth and easy take-off when seeking to become an aircraft pilot.  Apart from the academic requirements, the hands-on trainings and specialized topics such as radio work and crosswind landings–may make someone rethink his or her chosen career pat...

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Up, Up in The Air: Learn the Pilots’ Lingo

Like most industries, the aviation sector has its own set of jargon.It’s a language they use to converse with colleagues and move around the business, and would sound strange or even foreign to those outside the industry.Here are some of the commonly used terms and phrases in aeronautics, to help yo...

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The Advantage of Studying Tourism in an Aviation School

Imagine travelling the world as part of your job, visiting new places, meeting new people, and learning new things every day. You can literally broaden your horizons if you become a flight attendant!Aspiring flight attendants undergo rigorous training and exams before they can work in plane.. With s...

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Last Landings: Twin pilots retire together at Heathrow airport

For Captains Jeremy and Nick Hart, it was the end of an era.The twin airlines pilots, who have clocked upwards of 45,000 flying hours during their careers, retired on their 60th birthdays by making the symbolic gesture of landing their aircraft together at Heathrow airport.“Like every aeroplane...

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How To Be A Commercial Pilot and How Long Does it take?

First of all, what comprises a commercial pilot’s job?Commercial pilots are responsible and authorized to fly aircraft for various purposes. They have fixed schedule flights, they can fly charter flights, crop dusters, emergency planes, and join rescue operations. Besides flying the aircraft, commer...

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The Coolest Reasons Why You Should Try Aerobatics

It’s not common knowledge, but aerobatics existed from the earliest days of aviation.It’s the type of flying in which pilots perform mid-air tricks through aircraft. Since the stunts are death-defying, being an aerobatic flyer requires legitimate aircraft know-how and skill.People wonder why some do...

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How's the Aviation Industry doing in 2017?

The aviation industry has been growing at a steady rate over the years, with greater demand from travelers; this despite the economic turbulence in many parts of the world. The outlook for aviation industry for the year 2017 remains positive.Airlines are expected to have strong growth for the remain...

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Why Pilots Are Needed More Than Ever

Many of us have dreamed of becoming airline pilots. And why not?  It’s a privilege to travel the world, experience different cultures, and just to be in that aircraft, flying through the skies.Besides these perks, being a pilot is also a high-paying job. Of course, more than just benefits...

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The World Is In Need of Avionic Professionals, and Here’s Why

Avionic technicians play a big role in the overall performance of an airplane, there is a global market demand for them. They specialize in testing electronic equipment, using circuit testers, and voltmeters. They also interpret flight test data to determine if there are problems with the plane.&nbs...

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The Need for Aviation Managers

Through time, the aviation industry has improved many-fold. A study shows that this improvement demands that the Asian region must increase its number of pilots by 2034. Hence, the youth is encouraged to soar high and pursue their aviation dreams. However, if you are not leaning towards th...

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A School With It’s Own Runway Will Work Best For You, And Here’s Why

You have to learn how to walk, then run, before learning how to jump. In the same way, aspiring pilots such as yourself must learn how to taxi and maneuver a plane on the ground before you can attempt to fly an aircraft. Here’s where runways come in. In a previous article, we’ve expla...

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Why international airlines are looking for pilots with an aviation degree

Aeronautics graduates do not only have more experience when it comes to academic and flight training, aeronautic students have the culture of safety embedded in their character because they spent their four to five years in an environment that gives priority to safety and security. Pilots with...

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I want to become a pilot, where do I start?

If you’re dreaming about becoming a pilot, it’s not enough to just stare out the window and imagine yourself as one. Fulfilling your dreams requires action and direction. Here’s how you can make your dreams come true. First, you have to make sure that becoming a pilot is really what y...

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Don't Hold Back, Aim High!

Doctor, lawyer, actor, singer– these are the typical responses to the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” These are common, safe answers; but then what if, at five, you look up the sky and say “I want to be a pilot”? Go for your passion; don’t settle for others’ choices Dec...

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Aeronautical Engineering: Why This Might Be The Dream Career For You

Many people dream about jet-setting across the world or becoming pilots for a living, but some choose to design the amazing flying machines themselves. Unlike pilots and flight attendants, aeronautical engineers contribute to the aviation industry by knowing their way around any aircraft. They...

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5 Misconceptions About Having a Career in Aviation

Are you planning to study and have a career in aviation, but too anxious to do so? Your worries could be coming from a lot of incorrect information and misconceptions about aviation. It’s time to know the truth so you can make an informed decision about a potential aviation career: #1 Flyi...

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Why You Should Date An Aeronautical Engineer

No kidding. The job of “aeronautical engineer” might sound intimidating, complicated, or too nerdy–but the truth is, an Aeronautical Engineer: could be what you need to spice up your romantic life. Let’s find out why: The perfect dateAeronautical engineers design the perfect stre...

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Career Options For Pilots--besides Flying For An Airline

When we imagine what a pilot does for a living, we usually think of him or her flying a huge jumbo passenger jet for an airline. But this is just one career option for a certified pilot. If you are considering a career in aviation, but aren’t too keen on being a commercial airline pilot, here a...

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Can You Get All Of These Pilot Certificates?

Do you dream of being a pilot? Then, you should know that there are different certifications you can get depending on what training you will choose to undergo. Here are the list of pilot certificates and some of their different obligations and limits. Take note that you can get more than one of...

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What Pilot Students Can Learn From Looking Outside The Window

Every pilot began with a dream. Every dream began with a vision. Where can you begin? Look out the nearest window and gaze upon the afternoon sky. Birds and insects aren’t the only things that own the heavens. Mankind has also made his mark. Imagine yourself up there, sitting in the cockpi...

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Why Do Take Off Accidents Happen And How Do You Prevent Them

Like most mishaps, news of aircraft accidents can shake people into questioning the safety and security of air travel. The fear of flying is a rather common yet substantiated cause of distress among passengers especially with statistics reflecting figures of fatalities due to takeoff and initia...

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The First Six: The Basic Instruments Pilots Use When Flying

Just like how musicians have their instruments, pilots have theirs, too. And you, aspiring pilot, need to know your basics. Here’s an overview of what you can learn when you start your pilot classes. Airspeed Indicator (ASI)(image source) This instrument measures the airflow cour...

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Five Things Pilots Can Learn From Dispatchers

After a series of sleepless nights and nerve wrecking flight tests, getting that license might be the most memorable—if not the best—moment that any pilot student could ever experience. But passing the licensure exam is not yet the most challenging task a pilot would face. The moment the pilot...

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Reasons Why Women Should Not Be Afraid To Study Aeronautics

“It’s a boy’s course.”A phrase like this can be heard whenever people talk about aeronautical courses– or other engineering courses. Most engineering schools in the Philippines are dominated by men. Data from The Independent even said that women only account for 16 percent of the aircraft, spacecraf...

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How In-Demand Are Aircraft Mechanics In The Philippines?

It’s good that there’s a steady demand of pilots in the Philippines. But what about those who actually know how to handle and repair the airplanes, are they in demand, too?Aircraft mechanics are the ones who maintain and repair the avionics and mechanical equipment in any aircraft. Their job include...

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Careers You Can Land On After Finishing Aeronautics Course

Contrary to popular belief, aeronautics isn’t all about piloting an aircraft. It’s much broader than what people typically expect. There’s an entire team working together behind the scenes to make flying as comfortable as possible. These people help maintain, fix, and prepare the aircraft for takeof...

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What You Should Know Before Studying Aeronautical Engineering

Do you have a passion for quality engineering? If so, then you might consider being an aeronautical engineer.  Aeronautical engineers are mechanic whizzes who love tinkering the machinery of an aircraft. They think of solutions on how the machine works and how it could be upgraded to be be...

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The Coolest Job You Should Consider Getting In

While almost everyone with wanderlust dreams of  travelling around the world, being able to fly around the globe while earning is the ideal position to be in. Being a pilot is a good career choice where you can achieve the best of both worlds: you can fly anywhere and get money from it at...

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There’s Actually This Flight Procedure That Every Pilot Enthusiast Must Know

Have you ever wondered what procedures do pilots undertake when starting a flight? Do they just randomly start a flight and then leave the airplane afterwards? Do they follow a protocol that will dictate everything in the cabin? Most people might not notice, but pilots actually follow a certain...

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Study Tips For Pilot Students

Studying to become a pilot is no real joke. It involves a lot of hard work, sleepless nights, and a great deal of actual flying. Like all students, aspiring pilots like you also experience the difficulty that comes with understanding lessons, concepts, and theories. Developing a good study habit wil...

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Don’t let pilot interviews catch you off-guard, learn these tips!

When it comes to acing an interview and getting that dream job, wishing for good results isn’t enough, it is hard work that actually pays off. There are a lot of possible questions that may be asked during a pilot job interview, they may vary from personal to technical. But there’s a trick to w...

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Pilots can relate to this list of jargons, can you?

Do you speak pilot? As a person aspiring to be one, you should familiarize yourself with the jargons that pilots use. Why so? Echoing what many anthropologist have said, in order for you to understand a certain group of people, you need to study their language first.The terms and jargons listed here...

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Believe it or not, Pilots actually follow these Code of Ethics

For some reason, pilots have always that certain air of respectability. Perhaps their uniform plays a role on this, perhaps, it is their sleek get-up; perhaps it comes from the fact that they’re trained pilots. We always seem to see pilots with respect and awe. But there’s a reason be...

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Qualities That Make A Great Aircraft Maintenance Technician

The aircraft is one tough of a machine! Up in the sky, it encounters several things: there’s turbulence, air pressure, changing weather conditions, and occasional bird strikes. Airplanes easily fly strong and firm against all these; and it wouldn’t be possible without the team that made it so: the m...

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The Other Side Of The Door: What Pilots Do Inside The Cockpit

We’re all familiar with the pilot’s voice that rings in the aircraft as soon as the passengers settle on their seats: this is the captain speaking… it indicates the start of the flight ahead. But since pilots are in charge of flying the plane, we don’t usually get to see them around the ha...

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Modern Filipinas are perfect candidates to be a pilot. Here's why:

Pilots are required to do many things: manage the aircraft, get the passengers and the crew to their destinations safely, and make instant decisions in case of emergencies up in the air. Because of this, they should be trained and have certain certifications before being an official pilot. However,...

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Good Aircraft Mechanic?

So you want to be an aircraft mechanic; this idea has been in your mind for many years now. And you can imagine the prestige and salary that you’ll someday soon once you get that job.But before you go further into that dreamland. Ask yourself this question: Do you have the basic skills to be a good...

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Learning to fly: Reasons why you have to become a pilot

Almost one million tourists have flocked to Boracay last year. It is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines with its white sands, beautiful sceneries, and clear waters. At night, you will see a lot of fire dancing, seafood buffets, and just people from different walks of life...

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Aeronautical Engineering 101: A Guide

The first airplane to successfully take flight soared on December 1907. However, there are claims that this reported breakthrough from the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, is not true. Supposedly, there have been a number of inventors across America and Europe who had developed their own airplan...

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The Future Is Bright: Pilot Career Outlook 2017

ver the last twenty years, our global economies have seen tremendous economic growth that paved the way for an all-time high interest in air travel from average to above average earners who want to explore the world with low-cost carriers.In fact, Boeing, one of the largest global aircraft manufactu...

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Airline Companies Ready To Dangle Top Job Perks To Lure 600,000 New Pilots

Airline companies are set to offer additional benefits to incoming pilots in order to fill the predicted pilot shortage. Aircraft companies Boeing and Airbus predicted that around 617,000 pilots will be employed from this year until 2035. As a measure to help attract more people to choose...

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Commercial Aviation vs. Business Aviation: What's The Difference, Anyway?

People aspiring to be in the aviation industry can work for different sectors of society, be it private or the government. They may want to be pilots for commercial or business aviation. However, what do these terms mean? What are their differences? Their similarities?For International Business...

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Cool Things That Aircraft Mechanics Do Under The Radar

If there is one thing that makes aircraft mechanics cool, it’s this: they don’t have to be in the limelight for their work to be considered cool.While pilots are often referred as captains, aircraft mechanics can be referred as surgeons of the flying machines. They tinker aircraft to the core,...

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Why Pilots Make Good Airline Managers?

Before we delve into the answer to the question, let’s set things straight first. Pilots are the ones who operate airplanes that safely transports people and good from one location to another. Before they become full-fledged pilots, they undergo intense studying and training and need diffe...

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How To Spot The Best Flying Schools In The Philippines?

Studying in a flying school is a good training ground for a future pilot to hone his skills and know more about the industry he wants to join. However, with the numerous flight schools cropping up nowadays, how can you choose the best flying school for your future pilot?To help you, we have rounded...

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How Long Does It Take To Be An Airline Mechanic?

Working on your dreams can take time and you’re never really sure how much time it’s going to take. However, if you’re dream is to become an aircraft mechanic, here is an idea of how much time it will take or what you’re supposed to do to achieve this dream. In the Philippines, this career is i...

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What's Next For Aviation in Southeast Asia This 2017

Outlining aviation’s importance in the global market, there’s a significant amount of optimism to look forward to in Southeast Asia’s airline sector.In a news brief announced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), this blooming period across the region sees a compelling tra...

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These Are All The Qualifications You Need To Be Admitted To Flight School

Mastering the fundamentals of flight is no piece of cake. In fact, it’s a unique career path; it’s about discovering new places, learning how it works and adapting to its system. It’s not going to be easy, though it will surely lead to a lot of learning—not just about planes or flying them, but also...

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The Latest Trends In The Philippine Airline Industry

White sand beaches, tall majestic buildings, and the constant need to meet with foreign managers have made flying a usual activity for a lot of Filipinos. According to the latest Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions, Filipinos’ first priority in saving is in...

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An Overview of the Airline Industry in the Philippines

The airline industry in the Philippines continues to be a booming business. This year, it is projected that the growth of the industry is going to be robust through various joint-agreements with our neighboring countries, as well as the expansions underway. One expansion project is the re-...

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Why Is It Important For Flight Schools To Have Their Own Private Runway?

Private runways isn’t just any other perk of being in a pilot institution. In fact, however necessary it is, it isn’t always offered in flight schools because the construction and maintenance can be costly. This is why most pilot training takes place somewhere else—usually in affiliated airports.&nb...

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Aircraft Control: Stick Or Yoke? Why Is It Important To Master Both?

Boeing use yoke while airbus use the stick to control the aircraft. In aeronautics, these pieces of maneuverability are central to flight control.They are also designed for ease, comfort, and most importantly, movement to artificially establish association between the pilot and his machine.Whil...

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Senior High School For Aviators? Which Track To Pursue

Some people yearn to explore the depths of the sea; some crave to reach the highest peak of the world; and then there are those who dream of soaring to the skies. The sky was always the subject of the ancient people’s fascination. As the great philosopher Plato once said, the sky is the “place...

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It’s Ideal to Study Aviation in the Philippines. Here’s Why:

Dreaming of becoming a pilot? Then why not fulfill your dream in the Philippines? The Philippines belongs to one of the gems in Asia when it comes to aviation industry. Recently upgraded to Category 1 by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Philippines meets the international safety sta...

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Not good in math, but want to get your pilot license? Here’s what you can do:

Driving an aircraft is no joke and the process to get your hands on sailing the skies is even drastic. I mean how does one survive aviation school without having to whack your head with numbers and math? It gets even worse if you’re not the biggest fan of the subject.But don’t worry because being a...

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Be Informed: Spot Fake Aviation Schools with these Warning Signs!

Studying to be a certified pilot in the Philippines is very expensive – and when we say expensive, we mean thousands and thousands of cash. This fact may be intimidating to genuine pilot enthusiasts, but for do-no-gooders? Aviation can easily be turned into a shining, shimmering illegal money-m...

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Airline Career Opportunities in The Philippines

There’s something about seeing airplanes in the sky that makes people feel excited. It’s such a beautiful sight, almost like seeing a rainbow. It gives the idea of people going places and traveling the world.The airline industry makes these things possible. They allow people to travel from origin to...

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8 Ways to Keep Your Flight Training Costs under Control

As it been a life-long dream to fly an aircraft? What’s stopping you? Perhaps it’s the high costs of flight training that’s making you a tad bit hesitant. Well, fear not. There are several things you can do to reduce those costs or at least, keep them under control.Take note! 1. Take Time to Le...

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Here Are Seven Surprising Reasons Why You Should Be A Flight Attendant

Admit it, being a flight attendant is a dream career everybody has fancied having at least once in their life. Being a flight attendant enables you to be the face of an airline company and a representative of their standard!But aside from the obvious, being a flight attendant (FA) is a wonderful job...

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5 Red Flags You Should Watch For in an Aviation School

In 2008, the US Federal Aviation Administration (US FAA) downgraded the Philippines’s Aviation industry to category 2. In the same year, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) blacklisted the Philippine-registered aircraft from entering its airspace.This downhill slope in th...

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7 Amazing Things You Can Do With A Private Pilot’s License

There are many words that people attribute to flying; faith, adventure, freedom, etc. Even in fairytales, flying has always been described as something magical. This is probably why a lot of us dreamed of flying as children. But now, that dream can most definitely be a reality. People are now a...

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Which Pilot Qualifications Count The Most With Employers?

Becoming a pilot is one of the most enticing careers out there.You get all the prestige of being called a “pilot”, you get to wear those ironed uniforms and winged-pilot hats, plus, you get to fly an airplane while also getting paid for it!As much as becoming a pilot is exciting and wonderful, reach...

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Math, Physics, Geography? What High School Subjects Do You Need to Be Good at to Become an Airline Pilot?

For many Filipinos, the desire to become a plane pilot starts as early as pre-school. It counts as one of the most common answers to the quintessential question “what is your ambition,” ranking high with dream jobs such as doctors, teachers, lawyers, and, well, firemen.Others do sustain this aspirat...

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Why Height and Beauty Are No Longer Considered Main Advantages in Becoming a Flight Attendant

It’s a belief that’s as pervasive as it is today as it was then, especially among Filipinos: If you’ve got beauty and height, then you’re a shoo-in to become a flight attendant.The problem with this misconception is that it is antiquated. Worse, it’s a belief that continues to set so many...

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Demand for Commercial Airline Pilots Will Continue to Soar. Here’s Why

The world will need new commercial airline pilots. How many? Half a million – enough to fill the entirety of a highly urbanized city in Metro Manila.This is the unanimous prediction of aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and aviation schools all over the world as they foresee that the consis...

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Is Tuition for Flying School Worth It? Check Out This Quick Calculation on Return on Investments

Many Filipinos, as early as pre-school, dream of flying planes. Some, especially those who are really determined to become pilots in commercial airlines, are willing to do whatever it takes to fulfil their ambition.For many, however, their passion to fly almost instantly gets jotted down in their li...

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Six Things You Need to Ask From Aviation Schools Before Enrolling

Perhaps you are one of those who are fresh out of high school and who’s about to enter aviation school. Or maybe you’re already a college graduate, or even a professional, who’s also enrolling in flying school after finally saving enough funds to undergo flight training.Either way, congratulations!...

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5 Reasons Why Airline Pilots Have the Coolest Jobs in the World. Number 4 Would Make You Want to Switch Careers

If the source of job satisfaction comes from a well, then commercial airline pilots in the Philippines and abroad must be getting theirs from a very, very deep well.It’s a given that most of them get top-notch pay. We know as a matter of fact that a First Officer in a major Philippine airl...

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Why Filipino Pilots Get Top Priority in Airline Companies

Aircraft manufacturers and airline companies alike are projecting that in the next 20 years, the world will need about 498,000 commercial pilots to meet the increasing demand for travel all over the globe. The Asia Pacific region will have the biggest need for them, as experts are saying t...

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Fresh Out of High School? Here’s What You Need to Know About Opportunities in the Airline Industry

The demand for more people in the aviation industry is both exciting, and to an extent, quite alarming. No less than global aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, is saying that the demand for airline professionals will be so big in the next 20 years that there may not be enough people to sustain it.“As glo...

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How to Boost Your Chances of Getting Hired as Flight Attendant

Being a flight attendant is probably one of the most sought after jobs not only in the Philippines but all over the world. In fact, a good majority of high school students who are taking up courses such as Tourism, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or Foreign Service are doing so because they want to...

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Infographic: Jobs in Commercial Aviation

The aviation industry offers some of the most in-demand jobs in the world. However, many who would like to take advantage of this opportunity are still at a loss about the kinds of jobs available in this field.WCC is making it easy for people who wish to pursue a career in aviation. Here’s a quick g...

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Where to Study: Air Force or Flying Schools?

Learning to fly an aircraft can be considered as one of life’s most rewarding adventures. The free will of going up in the air is not only fun but can lead to an interesting career and travel opportunities. To take advantage of aviation’s rewards, one must make sure to have sound andsubstantial know...

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Career Insight: Which Commercial Aircraft Will Dominate Asia's Skies?

Tourism is a key driver of the economy in the Asia Pacific region. It generates employment, boosts many related sectors and contributes to the overall growth and development of the economy. In recent years, the Asia Pacific region has become a major tourist destination. According to the UNESCAP...

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Why Do Airbus Pilots Command Higher Salaries?

Generally, people perceive pilots as people who are in the higher strata of living because they earn higher salary and get to enjoy exclusive perks.But apparently not all pilots are created equal.According to a recent study conducted by Professional Pilot, pilots aboard the Airbus command a hig...

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Quick Guide in Getting Your Pilot Licenses in the Philippines

Pilots in the Philippines are certificated to fly aircraft by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) under four categories. These include Student Pilot License (SPL), Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL), and Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL).Student Pilot Lic...

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What Is It With Flying That Makes Kids Dream of Becoming Pilots?

Swoosh, swoosh, and zoom” is the favorite line of a kid trying to imitate the sound of a plane.In the world of imagination and innocence, flying is the best thing that could ever happen to a child — an ultimate dream perhaps.Playing with their paper planes, a dream has hatched in the minds of this c...

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Is Anyone Really 'too Old' for Flight School?

You wake up and you’re 40. Tired of your office job, you decide to drop everything and pursue your dream of becoming a pilot. The big question is: are you too old for flight school?The answer is no. While some airlines have an age requirement before you can fly a commercial flight, there’s no age li...

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Myth Buster: Women Can Be Awesome Airline Pilots

Ever encountered a lady bus driver? How about a car mechanic who’s a woman? Or a lady fire fighter? At first glance, these jobs seem fit for the tough ones –the big boys. But as time flies, the fictitious ownership of job titles among the boys took off.In the good old times (or perhaps should I...

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How Long Does It Takes to Become a Commercial Airline Pilot

Do you have a dream of becoming a licensed commercial airline pilot and work in a well-known airline company? It is one of the most glamorous, exciting and most rewarding professions in the world which transports passengers and cargo, and gets to fly to either domestic or international destinations....

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Myanmar Pilots Start Making Their Mark Thanks to This Aviation School

After more than 40 years of political and economic isolation, Myanmar has finally opened its door to the world in 2012. It is, in fact, shaping up to be Asia-Pacific flavor of the decade for its growth in the aviation industry. As such, foreign carriers have started to make their way into the countr...

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Infographic: State of Aviation Industry

ir travelling, over the years, has developed from being a luxury into a necessity. Although only a small percentage of the global population is directly engaged in aviation, it still generates $500 Billion per year and supports 56.6 Million jobs. With the foreseen growth in the number of airline pas...

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The Filipino Pilots You Need to Know About

Jesus VillamorPhoto Courtesy of Rose CroixMuch is said about the World War II heroes we know to be. But there are those who remain unknown by the general public, with displays of bravery and air command that make them heroes and legends in their own right despite being absent in most of our his...

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5 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Shifting to an Aviation Course

So you’re in college taking up a degree program you’re no longer sure about. Maybe you’re not happy with it, or the drive to pursue whatever course went down the drain. After deliberating, maybe you finally made the decision that you’re going to shift to another program, and an aviation course is on...

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How to Choose a Flight School

While most of us as kids have dreamed of flying the skies and commanding a plane, few have actually held on to their dream. For those select few who are determined to make their dream of becoming a pilot into reality, the first step to reaching their goal is to enter flight school. But flight school...

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7 Reasons Why Business Managers Should Have the Attitude of a Pilot

Business managers, like pilots, are expected to handle businesses and bring the people under him to their destination, in the best possible and conceivable conditions. In the process of “flight” they are responsible for the life and survival of their passengers, or in this case their employees. Here...

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12 Reasons Why You Should Be a Pilot

Are you at that phase in life where you are wondering what type of career you should pursue? Or maybe you just want to change your career path. There are plenty of factors to consider before choosing a definite career path. Is it something you are passionate about? Will it be able to sustain you and...

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Build More Flight Time With These Awesome Pilot Jobs

Are you set on landing that coveted major airline job? Moving on to the big leagues will require more work. For starters, you will need to have an Airline Transport Pilot License. ATPL is the highest level of pilot license, higher than the Commercial Pilot License. An ATPL allows the license holder...

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The Future of Aeronautical Engineering Career in South East Asia

Southeast Asia’s aerospace industry started to grow that it increased the demand for professionals that specialize in aeronautics. Different countries in the region started to develop and build more aerospace parks like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, and even the Philippines, having Clark Ai...

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Why Facilities Matter in Choosing an Aviation School

Facilities are one of the most important factors to consider when deciding upon which flight school to enroll in. You wouldn’t want to get yourself in a school with faulty or incomplete facilities? Especially if it involves an aircraft you have to fly in. It’s important to note that the facilities o...

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Not All Flight Attendant Schools Are Created Equal. Here’s How to Choose the Best One

Today’s tourism industry is booming. In fact, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, in terms of volume, the tourism business surpasses top businesses like oil exports, food products, and automobiles. Travel has become more accessible and more countries are benefitting from...

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Here's Why Enrolling in Aviation School Is a Better Investment Than Business School

Business schools have been revered for their rigorous training and its capacity to build and create bosses and leaders of various industries. But a new industry is poised to become the next top producers of billionaires, tycoons, and leaders of the future – the aviation industry.Contrary to popular...

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You Don’t Need 20/20 Vision to Become a Pilot. Here’s Why.

A pilot’s eyesight is one of his most important assets. Blind spots, low visibility, and open areas with minimal visual references could hinder him from performing well on his job—a job that’s responsible for hundreds of lives at a time.Before becoming a pilot, one should first secure medical certif...

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The Future of Aviation According to Kids and Scientists

What do you think the aviation industry will look like in the future? Will we have bigger planes? Will we have an alternative source of fuel? Will planes have human-like characteristics?The aviation industry continues to expand along with today’s boom in tourism. Scientists and experts are looking f...

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The Easiest Way to Become a Flight Attendant

Flight attendants have one of the most desirable jobs in the world. Apart from the great compensation, they get to travel to far corners of the world for free and they look good while doing it. It’s no surprise that most of us are itching to get into the profession.With such a covetable job, it’s li...

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Top Filipina Pilots You Should Know About

Women are known to be successful in the field of fashion, beauty, and business. They are expected to act and move with finesse and poise, but there are women who are willing to take off those heels and remove their make-up to be successful in careers that are ruled by men. Here are three women who d...

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Avionics 101: How to Pursue a Career as an Avionics Technician

Today’s planes are more complex and their systems grow more complicated. Pilots, engineers, and aircraft technicians need to be more meticulous as the smallest mistake or oversight can yield catastrophic results. We see in the news many incidents of planes crashing or going missing and these can be...

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