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.
The journey to becoming an airline pilot begins in the classroom. Whether you have chosen to complete a distance learning course or a more intensive option like an integrated route, ground school will be a test of your motivation and determination.
To celebrate its first birthday Aileron is offering an exclusive discount throughout June and a new limited edition leather, Borealis Blue.
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?
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