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The core competencies of a professional pilot

Since I became an instructor in 2009 I have had the pleasure of working with, and training hundreds of professional pilots from around the world. One of the most enticing elements of the aviation industry, is the opportunity it presents to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

In addition, I am priviliged to be in a position where I constantly meet new people who are curious about the aviation industry and the career paths that excist for professional pilots.

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SAA, and then what?

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What do pilots do during long flights? For those who wonder what’s going on in the cockpit, here is a quick glimpse behind the scenes of a commercial flight...
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What happens behind the cockpit door? Part 1

For those who wonder what’s going on behind that closed door, here is a quick glimpse and general overview of what we’re doing in the cockpit...
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Life at a Flight School - What's it really like?

Our student, Staffan, reports from one of his flight sessions and tells us more about life at a flight school.
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