It’s been more than 75 years since the end of World War 2, yet the Spitfire remains an iconic symbol of aviation. The aircraft played a pivotal and vital role for allied countries during WW2. In this article, we look at some of the Spitfire’s most notorious battles during WW2 that gave the aircraft it’s legendary status.
Everything you need to know about ATPL exams, from how to study and what to expect. Expert advice from Nathan Powrie | A320 Pilot and ex-ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Instructor.
If you’re currently in Pilot Training or thinking about starting, you might have come across the term “Student Pilot-in-Command” (SPIC). So what is SPIC, and when do you need to log it?
The Impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry has been severely damaging. It’s been widely reported that aviation is amongst the worst affected industries to date.
It continues to be a strange time for pilots around the globe. While some are finally back to flying or back in the sims, for many it remains a waiting game. We've put together a guide for the best resources available to pilots, no matter your situation. From free ATPL guides to pilot mentoring, make sure you're in the know.
"This is SARS, 9/11 and the Iceland ash cloud all rolled into one." The global travel industry has been dealt a blow by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but few sectors have been affected as dramatically as airlines. Why?
During these unusual times we’re helping our aviation community stay current while you can’t fly. Discover our top tips and grab an exclusive 25% off with Use Before Flight using code AILERON25.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for a pilot this Christmas? A hard task, we know. There are lots of options out there, but we know you can do better than cheesy flight tag keyrings and pilot mugs... So we’ve put together a list of items that any pilot would be delighted to receive as a gift this Christmas. Here are some personal favourites from the Aileron team, and top picks from pilots themselves.
It may seem simple (and we may be biased) but we’ve got six pretty solid reasons why a personalised, leather logbook is the very best present you could buy a pilot.
Take a look at Aileron's Top 10 incredible destinations around the world where pilots can fly by light aircraft in the most stunning, exciting and sometimes challenging conditions around.
In airports across the world more and more instrument approaches are being implemented. This is good news for both pilots and passengers as it makes some of the most challenging airports much safer. However, there are still many interesting airports around the globe, here we run through a few of the best ones to get into your pilot logbook.
When preparing for flight training, it can be hard to know exactly which pilot accessories are really necessary and which are simply items you’d like to have, but don’t need.
MPL or ATPL- which is the best training programme to become a pilot?
We’ve put together this handy independent guide to help aspiring pilots make an informed choice on the best route to the flight deck, for them
Personalised Log book providers Aileron Group have today announced the launch of a new product, a Marine log book, ‘Venturo’ Personalised Ship’s Log Books.
If you aren’t on an integrated ATPL or MPL training course, to get your CPL issued, it’s a requirement to have 200hrs total time and 100hrs PIC. With most people finishing their PPL with around 50 hours, the question is often asked – what should I do to fill in the gap?
There are many hurdles to becoming an airline pilot - tests at every corner and throughout your career.
We’ve searched for the best pilot logbook apps on the market - so you don’t have to.
If you’re a pilot at easyJet and using the connected Portal to keep track of your flying hours, you can now turn those hard-earned hours into a hand bound, personalised leather logbook through our digital printing service.
Last year, we wrote about the increasing scrutiny on the environmental impact of airline operations. We take a look at the situation 12-months on, and how sustainability and environmental impact is perhaps now the biggest issue on the political agenda across the western world.
If you are learning to fly, your first flight experience will always be memorable. Just ask any aviator, from glider to airline pilot. If you are thinking about learning to fly or becoming a professional pilot, taking a flying experience is highly recommended to make sure it’s the career for you.
If you’re a pilot at British Airways and using IBid to keep track of your flying hours, you can now turn those hard-earned hours into a hand bound, personalised leather Logbook through our digital printing service.
If you're working towards a Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL), you will need to have the required number of flying hours and ensure these are logged correctly in your pilot logbook before you can get your licence issued.
If you're working towards a Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) you will need to have the required number of hours and ensure these are logged correctly in your logbook before you can get your licence issued.
Getting a place as a cadet pilot on an airline sponsored scheme is perhaps the most secure, time and cost efficient way to become an airline pilot.
Digital flight logging is on the rise and for many commercial pilots it’s the answer to keeping on track of your admin, especially with apps that can now connect and integrate directly with your roster.
Flight logging remains a legal requirement for pilots and with all of your flight log often stored on the cloud, we look at the importance of printing those digital hours too.
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