Author: Liz Brassaw

  • Discover a Delta Air Lines Pilot Salary (And How to get a Job There)

    Discover a Delta Air Lines Pilot Salary (And How to get a Job There)

    Delta Air Lines is a global commercial airline. Nearly 200 million passengers fly to over 300 destinations in 50 countries. Currently, Delta has over 13,000 pilots. Read on to learn how much you could earn on a Delta Air Lines pilot salary. Where are Delta’s Bases? What airplanes are in the Delta Air Lines Fleet? […]

  • UPS Pilot Salary – How to Get a Job as a UPS Pilot

    UPS Pilot Salary – How to Get a Job as a UPS Pilot

    UPS is a U.S Cargo airline that was founded in 1988, in Louisville, KY.  Currently, UPS has close to 3,000 pilots working for them. In 2019, UPS made $61 billion in revenue delivering close to 5.5 billion packages.  UPS delivers about 22 million packages per day to over 200 countries. Where are UPS Hubs? What […]

  • Discover an Envoy Pilot Salary (and How to Get a Job as an Envoy Air Pilot)

    Discover an Envoy Pilot Salary (and How to Get a Job as an Envoy Air Pilot)

    Envoy Air is a U.S Regional airline founded in 1984 as American Eagle. It was a collection of regional airlines that carried the American Eagle brand name. In 2014 the company changed its name to Envoy Air. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group. Envoy travels to over 150 cities in North America.  […]

  • Uncover an Air Wisconsin Pilot Salary (and How to Get a Job as an Air Wisconsin Pilot)

    Uncover an Air Wisconsin Pilot Salary (and How to Get a Job as an Air Wisconsin Pilot)

    Air Wisconsin is a U.S regional airline that was originally founded in 1965 as its own company. Now however, Air Wisconsin operates on behalf of United Airlines and United Express.  Air Wisconsin travels to over 70 cities in North America.  There are currently almost 600 pilots working for Air Wisconsin. Where are Air Wisconsin Hubs? […]

  • 21 Best Gifts for Pilots

    21 Best Gifts for Pilots

    In this article I’m going to share some of the best gifts for pilots I can find (and some I’ve even gifted). For someone outside of aviation, shopping for the pilot in your life might seem a bit of a challenge. But here’s a secret—they like flying machines! So while most gift buyers aren’t whipping […]

  • How to Find the Best Sunglasses for Pilots

    How to Find the Best Sunglasses for Pilots

    Every pilot needs a great pair of sunglasses. In fact, they’re one of the most critical pieces of equipment a pilot owns. Pilots always have to keep their heads on a swivel, and squinting is not an option.  Pilot sunglasses are different from everyone else’s sunglasses. You don’t have to wear Aviator-style shades—unless you want […]

  • 10 Things You Can Do With a Private Pilot License

    10 Things You Can Do With a Private Pilot License

    In this post we’ll share our top 10 things you can do with a private pilot license. All too often, students look at the private pilot license as a stepping stone to other things. But the private is a powerful certificate that grants amazing privileges to its holder. What can you do with a private pilot license? […]

  • Airline Pilot Salary – How Much Do Pilots Make?

    Airline Pilot Salary – How Much Do Pilots Make?

    Nearly all pilots choose the career because of their love for flying, but the above-average pilot salary is a nice bonus. But if you’re considering becoming an airline pilot, you’re likely wondering, “how much do pilots make?” In this post, you’ll learn what a pilot salary looks like and discover just how much you could earn as a commercial […]

  • The Best Aviation Headsets for Pilots

    The Best Aviation Headsets for Pilots

    Communication is absolutely critical while you’re up in the air – and good quality aviation headsets make all the difference when you’re communicating with the tower and other aircraft. Whether you’re a brand new pilot searching for your first headset before you start flight training or you’re a seasoned airline pilot, you’re sure to find a headset that […]

  • How to Become a Pilot: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Become a Pilot: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Becoming a pilot can be an incredibly rewarding and joyful experience. But when you’re first starting out on the journey it can feel a bit overwhelming. This article is here to teach you how to become a pilot and give you a more complete understanding of everything you’ll need to do to become a pilot. […]

  • Air Traffic Control Communications Every Pilot Must Know

    Air Traffic Control Communications Every Pilot Must Know

    In this article, we’re going to help all you new pilots out there who are struggling with ATC communication phrases. Remembering specific radio calls can be difficult to learn at first. But once you become familiar with a few phrases, you’ll be piloting in a controlled environment in no time.   Your flight instructor should cover […]

  • How to Become an Airline Pilot

    How to Become an Airline Pilot

    Do you dream of taking to the skies as a qualified airline pilot? Whether you’re looking for a career change or pursuing a lifelong dream, in this guide we’ll walk you through all of the requirements you’ll need to fulfill to become a commercial airline pilot. Use the navigation to skip down to navigate to […]

  • How to Study to Become a Pilot | Best Flight School Study Tips

    How to Study to Become a Pilot | Best Flight School Study Tips

    In this article, we’ll help you learn how to study to become a pilot so you can effectively move through flight training. Flight school can be an intense experience. Many future pilots think the hardest part will be learning to fly the plane, but any certified pilot will tell you that the hard part is […]

  • What is Turbulence?

    What is Turbulence?

    Flight turbulence can be very unnerving, even for seasoned pilots. However, turbulence is part of every pilot’s experience. Turbulence can be caused by irregular air motion that the aircraft is flying through.  To pilots and passengers, it feels like a bump in the road. While most turbulence is just an inconvenience, it can be dangerous […]

  • Ailerons – What are They, and How do They Work?

    Ailerons – What are They, and How do They Work?

    Ailerons are one of the main controls you use to fly the plane, so it’s important to understand how ailerons work. This is also one of those times when understanding a little bit of aerodynamics will make you a better pilot in the cockpit. As a private pilot student, your instructor will go in depth […]

  • Paper vs. Electronic Pilot Logbooks

    Paper vs. Electronic Pilot Logbooks

    There’s an app for that! It’s true most of the time, even in the cockpit of your aircraft. And true to form, one of the most tedious paperwork tasks that pilots have to complete has now been fully digitized.  But are digital logbooks a good idea? Has the time finally come to ditch that heavy, […]

  • FedEx Pilot Salary – How to Become a FedEx Pilot

    FedEx Pilot Salary – How to Become a FedEx Pilot

    In this article, we’ll break down a FedEx pilot’s salary and explain exactly how to become a FedEx pilot in just a few short years. FedEx operates a global cargo fleet that delivers packages around the world. Thousands of businesses and millions of consumers use FedEx every month. Currently, FedEx has over 5,000 pilots and […]

  • The Best Flight Bags for Pilots

    The Best Flight Bags for Pilots

    Every pilot needs a good flight bag. Whether you’re jumping in a Cessna for your very first training flight, or you’re a pilot with thousands of hours under your belt, this article will help you find the best flight bag to meet your needs. Before we jump into the flight bag reviews, however, let’s talk […]

  • Paced vs Accelerated Flight Training

    Paced vs Accelerated Flight Training

    One of the most common questions we hear from prospective pilots is how long will it take to complete training. To answer this question you’ll need to understand your options. There is paced training and accelerated training. Paced Flight Training Programs Paced flight training programs tend to fit a busy lifestyle. Between work, family, and […]

  • American Airlines Pilot Salary – Discover Just How Much they Earn

    American Airlines Pilot Salary – Discover Just How Much they Earn

    American Airlines dates its origins to 1926 when Charles Lindbergh flew the first official American Airlines flight carrying mail from St. Louis, MO to Chicago, IL. Over 90 years later American Airlines is one of the largest in the US, flying thousands of flights every day to over 350 destinations across over 50 countries. Currently, […]