Transitioning to the airlines (Part II) – Indoc., systems and simulators

Airline hiring has reached a feverish pace never before seen in the industry. Opportunities are attracting individuals of all background and experience levels with...

Transitioning to the airlines (Part I)

To help shed some light on the life of an airline pilot, Sporty's Student Pilot News is pleased to introduce Mr. Alan Nguyen. Nguyen is a Sporty's Academy flight instructor and first officer at a regional air carrier. Please enjoy the first installment of this multi-part series on transitioning to the airlines.

Learning to fly and having a full time job – Can it be done?

We get many aspiring pilots that ask us about learning to fly but other commitments often result in a packed schedule. The thought of...

Thinking about a collegiate aviation program? Consider this…

Despite an industry that has been plagued by bankruptcies, mergers and furloughs, the airline industry is in the midst of the biggest surge in...

Recurrent training from a pro pilot’s perspective

What I often find when talking to flight students is the common myth that once “you make it” in flying, most of your studying days are over. If you still hold this misbelief or hope, I am sorry to burst your bubble.

The Last of the “Old Written” ATPs

Back in July of 2013, the FAA implemented a new set of rules for the multiengine ATP. July, 2014, was the last month to...

FAA medical insights

I don’t possess the medical qualifications or post-nominals to say with certainty that we’re an over-medicated society. But what I can say is that the...

New ATP Certification Requirements: A Pilot’s Guide

Airline pilots are required to possess an ATP.Part of the sweeping regulatory changes in the aftermath of the tragic accident near Buffalo, New York,...

The future remains bright: airline travel to double

The FAA recently released its annual forecast projecting airline passenger travel will nearly double in the next 20 years. That means the future is bright for professional aviation and there's never been a better time to pursue your dream.
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Dress the part

Don't make enemies and never burn a bridge. Dress professionally and be punctual. At you're FBO you'll meet instructors, students, or other connections to the professional industry, who you'll make an impression on. Make it a good one.