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  1. What Pilots Do During Their Downtime

    Pilots spend countless hours bringing their planes home safely. When a pilot is on active status, they may not see their families for several weeks. The demands and stress involved with air travel can be hectic, but pilots find time to rest and recharge before their next flights. Although few pilots are ready to jump on a plane for their vacation time, most spend their downtime connecting with the people they can’t contact when they’re working. Here are some of the ways pilots spend their time ...
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  2. What Airports Need in Case of Emergency

    Airports are major hubs of travel and commerce. Not only do thousands of people pass through them every day but so do millions of pounds of consumer goods shipped from one place to another by air. To an observer, an airport may look like pure chaos, but there is an order behind it all. Nevertheless, emergencies can happen at airports, whether they be medical emergencies, terrorist attacks, plane crashes, etc. Airports need special equipment to be prepared in the event of a wide range of dangerous ...
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  3. What Happens to Used Airliners

    Did you ever wonder what happens to used jet airplanes? There are a surprising number of possibilities that can take place with airliners after the company that initially purchased—or, in some cases, leased—the planes is finished flying them. Jets are like cars in some ways. For starters, new ones are expensive and their replacement parts and equipment updates are quite costly as well. So much money is tied up in commercial jets that, both as whole planes and broken down into their component ...
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  4. 4 Reasons To Become a Pilot

    How fulfilled are you with your current job? Are you thinking about making a shift in your career path? While coming to this crossroads be exciting, it can also be a little daunting as well because there are so many possibilities and a lot of unknowns. However, narrowing down what you're really interested in doing can help a lot, making your decision for the next step that much easier.
    Thinking outside the box is a great idea here, especially if you're looking for something that will shake ...
  5. How Airlines Manage Their Data Effectively

    The modern commercial landscape is unique when compared to past generations, and its uniqueness comes down primarily to the reliance on highly advanced technology and a wealth of data. Understanding this is essential at every level of a company, not to mention a consideration that belongs in every business model. Airlines, for example, have to keep track of flight reservations and flight data, just to name a few datasets that impact the industry. Here’s what you need to know about managing your ...
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