A guide to pilot licences

A guide to pilot licences

There are different types of pilot licence depending on the aircraft you want to fly, where you want to fly, and whether you want to fly professionally or not. There are also ‘ratings’ which you can add to your licence after further training to get extra privileges,...
How to become a pilot in the UK

How to become a pilot in the UK

Becoming a pilot is the dream of many, however relatively few make it to the end of the difficult and expensive training required. To work as a commercial pilot, you will need an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Training for this can take around two years and...
Helicopter Engineer: Job Description

Helicopter Engineer: Job Description

A helicopter engineer is responsible for the maintenance and repair of helicopters. These roles are usually based at airports or at flight service centres. You could work on helicopters used for transport, by the emergency services, for private use, or by the...
Aviation jobs: The complete guide

Aviation jobs: The complete guide

There are a wide range of roles available in the aviation industry, from pilots to office workers. There are opportunities to progress careers in areas as diverse as engineering, design and customer service – whatever your skills, there is something for you. To...
Passenger Check-in Officer: Job Description

Passenger Check-in Officer: Job Description

The first member of staff a passenger will come into contact with at the airport is often a check-in officer. These roles are therefore very important to airlines looking to promote a positive image of their business. Check-in officers, or ‘airline customer service...
Air Traffic Controller: Job Description

Air Traffic Controller: Job Description

Air traffic controllers are responsible for the safe flight of aircraft and for providing pilots with details on when and where they should land at an airport. They work in control centres or in airport control towers to track flights using radar and radio equipment...