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An airline captain has overall responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of the aircraft and the safety of crew and passengers. They will be concerned with the airworthiness of the plane, weather factors affecting the flight, flight regulations, and air traffic control procedures.
Are you a student or recent graduate and wondering about where your future is heading? Knowing exactly what you want to do and where you want to work can seem daunting early on in your career. However, fear not as help could be at hand. Work experience is one of the...
Networking is a big part of the aviation world; look at any event in the aviation calendar and you will see that a big part of it will revolve around networking. You’ve heard the saying, ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.’ This is often the case in business...
In this guide, we explain which pilot licence you will need to fly different types of aircraft, whether you want to fly professionally or recreationally. We cover everything from a Private Pilot Licence to the ATPL. We also explain what a ‘type rating’ is and when you’ll need one to fly.
To become a commercial pilot, you’ll need an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Training for this can take around two years and cost as much as £100,000. It’s therefore important to know all your options before you start applying for courses. We cover everything you need to know to get started.
A helicopter engineer is responsible for the maintenance and repair of helicopters. These roles are usually based at airports or flight service centres. You’ll need to be practical and have technical understanding. Our guide tells you everything you need to know about becoming a helicopter engineer.
There are a wide range of roles available in the aviation industry, from pilots to office workers. This guide will help you decide what role is for you. We explain what each job involves, the skills and qualifications you need, and how much you could expect to earn.
The job of passenger check-in officer is often also called ‘airline customer service agent’. The job requires excellent communication skills, patience, and the ability to cope with difficult situations in a calm and professional manner. Here’s everything you need to know about the role.
Air traffic controllers are responsible for the safe flight of aircraft and provide pilots with details on when and where they should land at an airport. They work in control centres or in control towers to track flights using radar and radio equipment and communicate instructions to pilots.
An airline pilot is responsible for flying passengers and cargo on long-haul or short-haul flights. There will usually be two pilots on board an aircraft; a captain and a supporting first officer. We fill you in on everything you need to know about becoming an airline pilot.