Author: Erica Martin

19 Dec A Personality Profile for Commercial Airline Pilots

Do commercial pilots have a common personality type? A 2004 report by NASA's Langley Research Center says they do. The study, found here was conducted with data from 93 commercial pilots and evaluated personality types as they relate to pilot performance and error management. The pilots were...

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09 Dec Top 10 Gifts for Student Pilots

1. An airplane Okay, so an actual airplane might be a little expensive, but you can be sure it's on every pilot's wish list. If you can't afford a real airplane, maybe you can opt for an aircraft model.  A model of the airplane he flies...

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02 Dec What is Risk Management For Pilots?

Student pilots study risk management as part of their flight training curriculum. The FAA has decided that managing risks is both necessary and important, and for good reason: An analysis of aviation accident investigations tells us that that most aircraft accidents are preceded not by...

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25 Nov Which Pilot Gadgets Do You Really Need?

If you flip through a catalog of pilot supplies, you might be overwhelmed with all of the gadgets and tools available to pilots. Don't be alarmed: You won't need to buy all of them to be a successful pilot! For the most part, your flight school ...

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20 Nov You Might Be an #AvGeek if…

You look up without hesitation when you hear an airplane engine overhead. You say "wilco" when your boss tells you to do something. You say "affirmative" and "negative" instead of "yes" or "no." You say "your controls" when you hand the TV remote to your roommate. You have something...

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18 Nov Aircraft Livery: 6 Awesome Paint Schemes

1. Kulula's "Flying 101" Aircraft:   South African airline Kulula has one of the most famous aircraft liveries in the world. Kulula is known for being a "no-frills" airline, but it's also known for its humorous marketing techniques. According to the company's website,  Kulula developed its "Flying...

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21 Oct The History of Aviation in 8 Photos

1.Wright Flyer The Wright Flyer made its first flight in 1903 in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.   2.Curtiss Jenny Airmail Curtiss Jenny Airmail plane took off from Washington D.C. on May 15, 1918. It was the first day of schedule airmail service.   3. Vickers Vimy The first nonstop flight across the...

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