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Liz Brassaw

  • What Is CTAF and How Do You Use It? | CTAF vs UNICOM

    What Is CTAF and How Do You Use It? | CTAF vs UNICOM

    In this article we’re going to explore the Common Traffic Advisory Frequency, also known as CTAF. Radio communications can be one of the most stressful parts of learning to fly.  For many students, there’s something intimidating about keying the mic. But it shouldn’t be stressful. While there are a lot of things to know, it’s…

  • 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 electronic logbooks a good idea? Has the time finally come to ditch that heavy,…

  • 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…

  • 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)

    This article provides an overview of Air Wisconsin pilot pay, offering insights into the financial aspects of a career with the airline. With salaries varying based on flight hours and positions, from First Officers to Captains, understanding the pay scale is crucial for aspiring and current pilots alike. If you’re thinking about working as a…

  • Faro AIR Review – Top of the Line In-Ear Aviation Headset

    Faro AIR Review – Top of the Line In-Ear Aviation Headset

    If you’re tired of literally being weighed down by your aviation headset, you might be drawn to the Faro Air In-Ear Headset. While an in-ear headset is radically different from an over-the-ear headset, sometimes radically different is exactly what you need!  Faro AIR In-Ear Headset Introduction If you are used to flying with a classic…

  • 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)

    Curious about a Delta pilot salary? This guide breaks down what pilots at Delta Air Lines earn and how you can pursue this lucrative and fulfilling career. From understanding the Delta pilot pay scale to uncovering the steps to become a Delta pilot, we cover all you need to know to navigate your path. Delta…

  • 10 Best Flashlights and Headlamps for Pilots

    10 Best Flashlights and Headlamps for Pilots

    In this post, I’ll share some of the best flashlights for pilots. A good quality flashlight is a flight bag essential. But you don’t want just any cheap light. You want a quality light you can depend on when you need it. Once you start flying at night you’ll need a nice light for your preflight…

  • Faro G2 ANR Headset Review

    Faro G2 ANR Headset Review

    A pilot’s headset choices have been set by budget for decades, and the Faro G2 ANR Headset disrupts that set budget. Most pilots agree that active noise reduction technology is worth the cost if you’re willing to spend the money. What if you’re a new student pilot? What would be the best aviation headset for…

  • Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset Review

    Lightspeed Zulu 3 Headset Review

    If you’re shopping for a really nice headset, chances are you’ve narrowed your choices down to the Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset or the Bose A20 headset. Lots of pilots eye these two high-end headsets. Both are big-ticket purchases, but neither headset will disappoint. What makes them different from one another—and which aviation headset is best…

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

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

    Curious about how much UPS pilots make? In this quick guide, we’ll not only explore the UPS pilot salary but also uncover the steps you need to take to become a UPS pilot. From meeting the initial UPS pilot requirements to navigating the hiring process, this article is your roadmap to understanding and achieving a…

  • FedEx Pilot Salary – How to Become a FedEx Pilot

    FedEx Pilot Salary – How to Become a FedEx Pilot

    Many aspiring pilots wonder, ‘How much do FedEx pilots make?’ 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…

  • How to Become an Airline Pilot | Your Ultimate Career Guide

    How to Become an Airline Pilot | Your Ultimate Career Guide

    In this article you’ll learn every step you need to take 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…

  • The Best Flight Bags for Pilots | Pick the Perfect Bag

    The Best Flight Bags for Pilots | Pick the Perfect Bag

    In this post I’m going to help you sort through the many flight bags for pilots and pick the perfect one for you. During my 10+ years of flying I’ve gone through several flight bags. While some flight bags were great, others were quickly returned. Whether you’re jumping in a Cessna for your very first…

  • 26 Best Gifts for Pilots

    26 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 most of the gift ideas for…

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

    American Airlines Pilot Salary – Discover Just How Much they Earn

    In my experience, one of the first questions future pilots look at when trying to pick an airline to work for is the pay. The high pay many airlines offer is an exciting prospect for potential airline pilots. So in this article, I’m going to share what you can expect to earn as an American…

  • Airline Pilot Salary – How Much Do Pilots Make?

    Airline Pilot Salary – How Much Do Pilots Make?

    In this post we’ll explore what an airline pilot salary actually looks like in 2023. 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 airline pilots make?” In this post, you’ll learn what…

  • Aviation Must Reads: The 10 Best Books for Pilot

    Aviation Must Reads: The 10 Best Books for Pilot

    As a lifelong aviation enthusiast and now airline pilot I’ve read many books for pilots. So I put together some of my favorite aviation books I think every pilot will enjoy. Whether you’re a brand new pilot or have thousands of hours in your logbook, there’s always more to learn. I’ve broken these pilot books…

  • 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. If you’re a brand new private pilot or just getting started on your journey to become a private pilot this article will help you begin to enjoy the many benefits of holding a ppl. I’ve trained hundreds of…

  • The Difference Between VFR vs IFR

    The Difference Between VFR vs IFR

    When you first start flying, one of the most challenging concepts to pin down is the difference between IFR vs VFR. VFR and IFR are the two different sets of rules for piloting an aircraft. Pilots use these terms in all sorts of ways, from the type of airplane they’re operating to the weather at…