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Aviation gift ideas every pilot wants to land under their tree

by Switlik on 27. Nov, 2017 in Aviation

As we get set to rev up our engines to tackle our holiday shopping, don’t forget the pilot or aviation enthusiast on your list. They’re usually the ones on our list who already have want they want, or tell you they don’t need anything—not easy to shop for!

Essential safety tips for chopper pilots

by Switlik on 17. Oct, 2017 in Aviation

Safety is the number one objective of the International Helicopter Safety Team. The organization’s mission is to educate and inform pilots and their passengers on how to stay safe while in flight, with the goal of reducing the number of accidents reported.

Drones causing issues, challenges for pilots

by Switlik on 04. Oct, 2017 in Aviation

The use of drones -- or Unmanned Aircraft Systems -- has become increasingly popular in recent years as technology advances and pricing have made them more accessible to individuals.

These high-tech devices continue to evolve and have made it much easier for novices to fly the drones. But with that accessibility comes more challenges -- especially for pilots. More and more pilots -- commercial as well as private ones -- are reporting issues related to drones.

Prepare for every in-flight emergency

by Danielle Connelly on 17. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

In-flight emergencies can be anything from a sick passenger in need of medical attention to more severe scenarios such as a fire or electrical failure.

The Pilot Personality

by Switlik on 11. Aug, 2017 in Aviation

Aviation is a fascination for many of us. If you have ever been to an airplane show or exhibit, you've seen first-hand how many people are interested in so many aspects of flying and aviation.

We’ve always been particularly interested in pilots. What motivates them? How did they get started as a pilot? What are they thinking about when flying; whether for commercial flights or their own private planes? Those of us who have traveled on a small aircraft or have been right next to the pilot have an even better appreciation for what the pilot does and his or her level of command.

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