A career as a pilot is an esteemed profession, hidden behind a closed flight deck door that attracts plenty of curiosity.
Along the way to becoming a commercial pilot and flying for an airline, there are not one, or two, but several qualifications you need to gain and hoops you need to jump (fly) through for that to become a reality.
Even for the most seasoned traveller, packing can be problematic – too much or too little, there is always the one thing that gets away (hopefully not your passport).
It would be hard to imagine a world without air travel, the industry alone is a huge global driver of economic, social and cultural development but at what environmental cost?
We're giving all visitors to Aileron at AeroExpo a special discount and donating a percentage of proceeds from all Personalised Pilot Logbooks to our charity partner Aerobility.
We've launched our corporate aviation community, now offering personalisation and wholesale services for aviation organisations including flight schools and clubs, as well as training and regulation bodies. Aileron is used by aviation organisations for personalised awards, training issue and graduations.
Be our new CEO!
Aileron is looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit - a self-motivated and organised candidate looking to take the controls of an aviation retail start up business as part of our International Business Development Internship.
V-speeds are standard terms used to define airspeeds important or useful to the operation of an aircraft and core knowledge required for the Performance module in ATPL Theoretical Knowledge.
The takeoff and the landing of an aircraft are the most challenging phases of flight, so the study of take off performance and landing performance is of great importance for flight training and safety.
Luxury aviation retailer Aileron has teamed up with #1 Crew App RosterBuster to offer exclusive deals to flight crew.
The mass of an aircraft and the location of its centre of gravity are vital information required before any flight takes place – this forms the basis of the Mass and Balance module in ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training.
When you've completed your chosen ATPL training, you will actually walk away with a ‘frozen’ ATPL (fATPL). This means you can still apply for jobs and work as a line flying pilot, but your licence will not be “unfrozen” until you have racked up 1500 flying hours.
For the fortunate,Christmas is a time spent at home surrounded by friends and families – but the travel industry never stops, so what does Christmas day look like for a long haul pilot?
Pilot rostering has been a hot topic this year, even in national media, thanks to the Ryanair issues in September, and now to American Airlines which, thanks to a scheduling glitch, allowed all pilots to take holidays at the same time and has left thousands of flights during the busy holiday travel period without pilots assigned to them.
An aircraft livery- the colourful graphic insignia painted on an aircraft - is a tradition in commercial aviation and to this day is perhaps the most distinctive and significant characteristic of an airline.
Luxury aviation retailer Aileron has teamed up with flying charity Aerobility to donate proceeds from its Logbook sales to the charity, supporting their mission to offer disabled people, without exception, the opportunity to fly an aeroplane.
The festive season is upon us and it’s a time when many airlines will take the opportunity to pull a clever seasonal stunt or two.
Here’s Aileron’s roundup of the top most noteworthy holiday efforts from Airlines over the past few years. In no particular order, we give you:
It’s that time of year again; days are getting colder and the nights are getting longer. With winter, along come seasonal climate changes that create considerations and challenges for pilots.
So how does winter weather affect commercial flying?
What does a commercial pilot need to consider when planning their flight? We give you an insight from Aileron’s very own line flying pilots, in nine simple steps.
At Aileron, we’re all about aviation essentials with personality, and what could be more personal to a pilot than a logbook? First flights, milestones and achievements - all in one hand-written record. In this guide, we show you how the humble logbook can be transformed from the everyday essential, into the perfect pilot present this Christmas.
Every year in the UK, we set our clocks an hour forward in March and then set them back again in October as British Summer Time (BST) begins and ends. British Summer Time is a type of Daylight Savings Time and today, about 40% of countries worldwide use it to make better use of daylight and to conserve energy (and for many pilots, it makes those 4am reports a lot easier).
Inspired by the extreme weather patterns around the globe that have been seen this week, we take a look at how a storm actually becomes a storm – with the help of some stunning weather patterns seen first- hand from flight deck.
Thunderstorms are formed from damp, warm air rising within an unstable air mass. Some find them exciting and some find them terrifying. But there is no doubt that if you are in an aircraft, you will want to avoid them.
The UK Aviation industry is the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It’s worth £60bn – that’s mostly through air traffic with continental Europe.
We’re looking the most talked about Brexit aviation predictions and predications.
Professional pilots using mccPILOTLOG to digitally record their flight hours are now able to create a physical and personalised Logbook with luxury aviation retailer Aileron.
The latest Aileron news, press releases and blog posts.