Airline pilot in front of commercial aircraft

Category Pilot

Welcome PA’s — What do pilots say before takeoff?

Airline pilot making pre takeoff announcement to passengers

Before takeoff, the pilots will normally make an announcement to the passengers to welcome them onboard, and brief them on the flight details. It’s such an important part of the flight, United Airlines even based an advert around it. Typically,…

Airline pilots and maths

Pilot maths

Maths is everyone’s least favourite subject in school! So, it’s no surprise that one of the questions I get asked the most by aspiring pilots, is, do you have to be good at maths to be a pilot? As commercial…

What is a co-pilot?

What is a co-pilot and what do co-pilots actually do in the cockpit?

Everyone knows what an airline Captain is. The four stripes, a pilot’s hat, and the phrase” this is your captain speaking” are universally known. Through TV and movies, even those who don’t fly frequently are often familiar with the role…