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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professional pilots using LogTen Pro to digitally record their flight hours are now able to create a physical and personalised pilot logbook with Aileron.
If you’re looking to pursue a life-long dream of becoming a professional airline pilot, then you’ll be faced with finding the right flight school to take you through to the right-hand seat of a commercial airliner. But with so many routes and schools across Europe, where do you start?
It’s no wonder people choose flying as a career, seeing the world from above is quite unlike anything else. When pilots aren’t flying, they're usually thinking about it.
We’ve scoured the globe to bring you some of the most jaw-dropping pilot holiday destinations.
Add them to your pilot bucket list, and forget the fly-drive holiday and think fly-fly holiday.
Internships are key to building and gaining valuable work experience as a student and can help set a strong foundation for future careers.
The fun and games of the 2018 football World Cup are coming to an end this weekend. By this evening we'll know who's in the final. If you have a holiday booked this weekend, you may be worried you'll miss the final, but fear not...
Making it through pilot training may seem like the hard part is finally over, but now it’s time to find a job and in the world of aviation that’s not always as easy as it sounds.
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