Author: Valerie Smith

  • Holding Patterns – What They are and How to Fly Them

    Holding Patterns – What They are and How to Fly Them

    The term “holding pattern” is probably the aviation term most often borrowed by non-aviators – the phrase is even included in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a “state of waiting.” For pilots pursuing an instrument rating, learning holding patterns is a required part of training and their regular practice will be an ongoing part of an […]

  • Airline Pilot’s Schedule: What You Need to Know

    Airline Pilot’s Schedule: What You Need to Know

    We get asked this question all the time. What is an airline pilot’s schedule like? In this article, we’ll help you understand this question more in detail. A career as an airline pilot provides many unique opportunities such as the ability to travel to varied destinations, see parts of the world you may otherwise never […]