Aviation Articles

Cover Letter Do's and Don'ts

Published: 07-26-2006
Here is a short list of items to think about when finishing up that all-important cover letter to your favorite airline. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Make yours count.

Hydration and the Pilot

Published: 07-22-2006
Most people know that the body is made up of 65-75% water and have heard how important it is to drink 8 glasses, or about 64 ounces, of water each day.

Q&A with Lori Clark: How Old Is Too old?

Published: 07-17-2006
Years ago, 30-ish was the "cutoff" age for getting hired at a major airline. While those days are gone, there are clearly important decisions that must be made when getting a late start in aviation.

Financial Disaster Plan

Published: 07-17-2006
When a catastrophe hits, you need to think, move and act quickly.

Buying a Second Home

Published: 07-17-2006
A second home and a rental property are two separate things. Consider both with the same logical approach you would use to evaluate any investment.

Jumpseating: Got Etiquette?

Published: 07-07-2006
Jumpseating is a professional courtesy among airline pilots, and one of the best benefits of being a pilot.  It is used to commute to and from work and for leisure travel. The captain is the final authority as to who rides and is not to be challenged for any reason. If denied a jumpseat, say "thanks anyway" and try a different flight.

Raising the Bar

Published: 07-04-2006
Read about minimums for starting pilots as well as new and updated requirements for getting yourself in the air.

Funny Alaskan Airlines Commercial

Published: 06-18-2006
Check out this funny Alaskan Airlines commercial! It's quite disco-tastic.

Meals on the Run 101

Published: 05-27-2006
Having a hard time finding nutritious, delicious food when you only have 30 minutes between plane changes? Or do you find yourself catching the last hotel shuttle arriving too late to get dinner at the hotel restaurant or room service? Eating right on the road can be a huge challenge for flight crews. As a nutritionist married to a pilot, this topic has surfaced too many times to count over the years. It really comes down to one basic principle- plan ahead.

ID Theft

Published: 05-24-2006
What should I do if my personal information has been lost or stolen? If you've lost personal information or identification, or if it has been stolen from you, taking certain steps quickly can minimize the potential for identity theft Financial accounts: Close accounts, like credit cards and bank accounts, immediately. When you open new accounts, place passwords on them. Avoid using your mother's maiden name, your birth date, the last four digits of your Social Security number or your phone number, or a series of consecutive numbers.


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