Archive for August, 2013

Fractional Jet Ownership Is a Big Driver of Modern Airplane Pilot Jobs

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

A Reliable Source of Jobs for Qualified Flight School Graduates

Fractional jet ownership can provide a reliable source of interesting work for today's pilotsOpportunities for professional fixed-wing pilots are at an all time high now that the global economy is nearing full recovery. Outpacing the growth in the economy overall and in line with other areas of growth in the aviation sector, fractional jet ownership nearly doubled, up 96% in the year between January of 2012 and January of 2013. One company, Flexjet, plans to hire twenty pilots in 2013, with plans to continue hiring in the double digits over the years to come. While one company’s remarkable success should be applauded, it should also be taken as a broader indication of where the market is moving toward.

Upper Limit Aviation can provide professional pilot training to veteran and non-military students alike. Whether your goal is to become a professional helicopter pilot or to fly fixed-wing aircraft, we can provide the training to help you attain success. Call 1-855-HELIEDU to find out how.

Reading Industry Trends Can Help You Decide Where to Concentrate Your Studies

General aviation is now completely globalized. While there are plenty of opportunities available wherever a pilot would like to seek work, astute pilots know that the biggest strides are to be found in areas at the nexus of a newly flush economy with an emerging business and aviation industry. For instance, fractional jet ownership is also on the rise in Latin America and other hotspots of development around the world. You’ve probably heard that China’s economy is westernizing, and along with it, their aviation industry. There is a legitimate reason to believe that aviators who take advantage of these international opportunities may be writing their own tickets to success.

Regardless of where you choose to pursue a career, it’s important to remember that establishing yourself as a pilot takes time, hard work, dedication and patience. While nearly all pilots are working toward a specific career that they’ve dreamt of pursuing, the experience you gain in your training will expose you to a variety of occupational possibilities. Reading the market, following your heart, and being open to evolving opportunities will be the best way that you can find your own path to success after completing flight training at Upper Limit Aviation (1-855-HELIEDU).


Truly Understanding Your Helicopter: Instrument Rating

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Truly Understanding Your Helicopter: Instrument Rating

Truly Understanding Your Helicopter: Instrument RatingI know a guy who spent most of his life working in different office jobs. He was sort of loosely connected to technological peripherals, like for a while he sold computer memory, and then it was hard drive storage, and now he is struggling to keep up, trying to figure out exactly what the ‘cloud’ is, and wondering why it’s taking business away from him. This guy studied art history in college and graduated from a pretty decent school. So how did he wind up where he is now? He didn’t answer his calling. I know another guy with a similar story except that five years ago he started pursuing helicopter courses, now he flies with a firefighting a unit and as far as I know he’s never even heard of the ‘cloud’. The only kind of cloud he thinks about is the kind that forces him to use his instrument rating to navigate. Upper Limit Aviation (1-855-HELIEDU) can help new pilots answer their calling by providing top notch flight training that will benefit you throughout your career.

Because we now live and operate in this world that is so fractured by newly emerging technological splinter industries, and the insatiable rush to keep up ages hard working men and women out of their industry at an increasingly rapid pace, it’s tough to overstate the benefits of a job that provides the same elemental pleasures and satisfaction now as it did a generation ago. Don’t get me wrong, I understand how the helicopter aviation industry has undergone sweeping changes many times over that span of time, but it’s simply not like other fields. A pilot is a pilot because he knows what he’s doing in the air, and the ground rules of flight don’t really change. We don’t cycle through equipment like they do in many other industries. Often times, a helicopter will be in service for decades.

What This Rating Can Tell You About a Pilot

It’s tough to say that you’re an expert at anything when the thing you’re an expert in is obsolete every couple years. That’s why the instrument rating is a perfect barometer for how to measure your skill as a pilot. The ability to fly under those IMC (Instrument Meteorological Conditions, i.e. when you can’t see anything useful in your visual field and have to rely upon your instruments to fly) situations is a test, much like the test faced by those who work in tech and have to keep up with cloud this and retina display that. The instrument rating a solid measuring stick that tells you something about a pilot immediately. You’ll know that when you’re in his or her helicopter, you’re in good hands. If he or she got her flight training at Upper Limit Aviation (1-855-HELIEDU), you’ll know that that pilot is ready to do a stellar job in whatever industry they find themselves in.


How To Become a Commercial Pilot

Monday, August 19th, 2013

How To Become a Commercial Pilot

If you’re considering obtaining employment in a professional helicopter position, you’ll need to pursue the appropriate course of study in a commercial pilot certification program. Given the number of helicopter careers there are at the moment, a situation that has emerged due to a confluence of economic and practical factors, it would be prudent for any helicopter students to consider the benefits of taking their studies beyond the private flight stage. Upper Limit Aviation (1-855-HELIEDU) is proud to offer students the opportunity to learn skills that will provide them with opportunities to find lifelong employment in a growing field in an exciting job that’s handsomely compensated.

This Could Be The Choice of a Lifetime

The first step that you’ll have to take will be to obtain your private flight credential. This will enable you to transport yourself and passengers, as well as baggage, so long as you are not compensated for the journey. Your ongoing flight training and personal cockpit experience will be supplemented by classroom instruction that emphasizes all FAA regulations, as well as establishing connections between practical flight concepts and theory oriented subjects, giving students a solid foundation from which to learn. Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to take a test which is administered by the FAA, known as the Commercial Pilot Practical Test.

For most students, the next step would be to pursue a CFI credential, so that you may go on to earn flight hours while also earning some income as a Certified Flight Instructor. Ultimately, this should all lead you to realizing your dream of becoming a commercial pilot. There really has never been a better time for you to make this decision. Please allow Upper Limit Aviation the opportunity to help you achieve success and fulfillment in a career you’ll cherish. Call 1-855-HELIEDU to learn more about the options available to you.


Am I too old to become a pilot?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Many people wonder if they should have taken up flight lessons long ago while they were still young and vivacious.  If we are past the age of 18, we start feeling like we’ve missed our chance.

I started flight training at 21 and felt like I was way behind – I felt old and past my prime!  Now, looking back, I know that I started at a great age and still had several years before I would have “missed my chance”.

The truth is, you’re never too old to pursue your dream.  As the book, “The Artist’s Way” suggests, ask yourself this question:

How old will you be by the time you do    blank   ?

No matter what “blank” is, the answer is: The same age you would be if you didn’t do it.

Of course you also have to figure out exactly what “blank” is.  In order to achieve a goal, you have to, no only define the goal, but redefine it as you progress.

For example, “I want to be a pilot” is way too vague.  Do you mean you want to be an airline pilot?  If so, which airline?  On what airplane?  Or what routes would you like to fly?

If your goal is simply to make a living by flying airplanes, there are plenty of other pilot careers that might be much more attainable if the airline career is not.

Most of us never end up attaining the exact goal that we originally set out to achieve.  For example, I wanted to be a pilot.  So, I went off to school, but the airline industry just wasn’t favorable at the time I graduated.  If it had been up to me, I would have gone straight from school into an airline seat.  But that just was not possible at the time.

Looked at it from one angle, I failed at reaching my dream of being an airline pilot.  But, the way I see it, not being able to get into the airlines at the time that I wanted was actually a blessing in disguise.

Through a very circuitous route and taking much longer than I anticipated, I still get to fly big jets, just not as an airline pilot.  Working in a flight testing organization, the work I do now is much more fulfilling for my lifestyle and for my need to be mentally stimulated with the technical aspects of airplanes.

Similarly, you can find a way to fly that fulfills your need to be in the air.  Whether pursuing an airline career, a job as a corporate pilot, or even a professional flight instructor, the only thing that you can do wrong is neglecting to chase after your dreams.

Article Author: Ruth Morlas is dedicated to helping others reach their dream of becoming a pilot.  For more information visit


Aircraft Dispatcher School Serves US West Coast Students

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Airline Career Training logoAirline Career Training, LLC (ACT) has become the premiere FAA certified Aircraft Dispatcher Course on the west coast.  Located in Monterey, California, ACT brings a tremendous program to the aviation community.  ACT offers seven (7) ADX classes per year.  The ADX course is 5-weeks (200 hours) in length and ACT provides a very comfortable, professional experience.  ACT never cancels a class!

ACT airline dispatcher training graphicACT recently revamped the 74 hours of practical dispatch training section of the course so that all students receive the very best instruction in preparation for their FAA Oral ADX Practical Exam.  Their Practical Dispatch instruction now includes not only complete flight planning, practical dispatch and weather/meteorology but also full instruction covering the Practical Test Standards (PTS), the FAA Oral Question Guide, ETOPS, EWINS, and a test bank loaded with practice questions.  You will be ready for your 4-5 hour practical exam with the FAA appointed DADE (Dedicated Aircraft Dispatch Examiner).

ACT is not only interested in getting you ADX certified but also making sure you have the skill set to get placed in an aircraft dispatching career as soon as possible.  ACT cares about its graduates.

Click here to learn more or to contact ACT now.