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Pilot Perspectives

Insights from the Pilot Life Training Team

Welcome to "Pilot Perspectives," crafted for the next generation of pilots by the team at Pilot Life Training. Our blog brings you a blend of expert knowledge and practical advice, essential for navigating your aviation career. Written by experienced pilots and industry professionals, our content focuses on more than just technical know-how – it's about building a resilient, well-rounded aviator. Join us as we guide you through the complexities and joys of the aviation world, supported by the expertise behind our trusted online aviation courses. Get these in your email inbox each Monday. Subscribe now.

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Beyond Impressions: Finding Reality in Flight and Life

Beyond Impressions: Finding Reality in Flight and Life Hi Reader, Hope you’ve had a good week. It’s been a busy one for me up in the air, with a few unexpected challenges and some rewarding moments. Let’s dive into some thoughts on maintaining a clear mindset in the face of both challenges and successes. Flying offers a remarkable sense of freedom and a unique perspective, with the world spread out below. However, this freedom comes with significant responsibility and the need for a focused...

12 days ago • 4 min read

Airmanship Essentials (Part 1): Building the Foundation for Excellence Hi Reader, Welcome to the first in our series of newsletters focusing on a cornerstone of aviation that defines every great pilot: Airmanship. This series aims to help you incorporate the essential elements of airmanship into your professional life. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting your aviation journey, these principles apply to pilots at all levels of their careers. As the series progresses, we will...

19 days ago • 6 min read

Navigating the Skies and Life: Embracing What’s Within Your Control Hi Reader, It's been a few months since the last newsletter, and it's good to be back. The past few months have been incredibly busy, flying the line and tackling the day-to-day challenges of our profession. Between long flights, unexpected career diversions, and the usual hustle of life, finding time for writing has been a challenge. Everyone's lives are busy, and as pilots, juggling the demands of our jobs with personal...

26 days ago • 4 min read

Mystery at Auckland International: A Puzzle in the Skies Listen to this on the Pilot Life Podcast. Hi Reader, Hope you had a fabulous weekend. Also hope you like a good puzzle! Whispered among the echoing calls of Auckland International Airport is a challenge that's anything but ordinary. Hidden in plain sight, a question simmers beneath the surface, targeting those with a knack for unraveling mysteries. It's not about the destinations or the jet engines' roar but a deeper inquiry into the...

3 months ago • 2 min read

The Art of Being Present: Guidance from the Cockpit to Everyday Life Listen to this on the Pilot Life Podcast. Hi Reader, In aviation, as in life, the essence lies in tackling the present moment with competence and determination. This approach underscores the importance of addressing immediate challenges with adeptness and perseverance. For those eyeing a career in aviation, it's essential to recognise that the journey to becoming a pilot is about more than just dreaming of the future. It...

3 months ago • 2 min read

Is Becoming a Pilot Right for You? Listen to this in more detail on the latest episode on the Pilot Life Podcast. Starting a career as a pilot is a journey filled with excitement, challenge, and the unparalleled joy of flying in the sky. However, deciding to pursue this path is not one to be taken lightly. It requires a thorough understanding of what the journey entails, from the initial steps to the pinnacle of obtaining an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). In this weeks newsletter, we...

3 months ago • 4 min read

The Spectacular Science of Thunderstorms: A Pilot's Guide Listen to this on the Pilot Life Podcast. Hi Reader, This week we take a close look at Thunderstorms. Check out our Podcast episode that dropped today as well. We dive into much more detail about thunderstorms on the show. Some pretty cool sound effects as well! Thunderstorms, those mesmerising displays of nature's power, are more than just a visual spectacle; they are a critical topic of study for pilots at every level of their...

4 months ago • 3 min read

Flight Plan for the Mind: Navigating Thoughts with Pilot Precision Listen to this on the Pilot Life Podcast. As pilots, we're trained to maintain control over our aircraft, ensuring that it responds to our commands and not to the whims of those pesky unpredictable air currents. However, when it comes to our minds, we often leave the cockpit door unlocked, allowing any stray thought or external opinion to take control of the controls. Just like how we wouldn't let a stranger take the controls...

4 months ago • 3 min read

The Pilot's Paradox: Living the Adventure Beyond the Tales View our past emails on the web Hi Reader, Hope you had a great weekend. If you missed our last email, our brand new PPL Aircraft Technical Knowledge (A) online course is available now in our All Access Platinum Subscription - for no extra charge. Take a listen to this instead on our Podcast: Pilot Life Podcast Navigating the skies, pilots often accumulate a treasure trove of experiences, each flight adding a new layer to their story....

4 months ago • 3 min read

Introducing the Pilot Life Podcast Hi Reader, We are kicking off 2024 with launching our new Pilot Life Podcast! Our show takes a deep dive into living life as a pilot. Join us as we chat with inspiring folks from the aviation world, gathering top tips and advice to boost your career and maintain a healthy life balance. Brought to you by the team behind Pilot Life Training, we offer professional online aviation courses for both aspiring and experienced pilots. Tune in and subscribe for a...

4 months ago • 1 min read
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