There are millions of blogs on the internet, and that number is growing everyday. When it comes to aviation it’s extra important what you read online. You wouldn’t want to read Joe Shmo’s blog that says to do one thing when you really need to another. However, we all know that there are a ton of experts who put their aviation knowledge online these days for everyone to benefit from. So who are some of these experts and how can they benefit you?
What gets you out of bed in the morning? For me it’s the prospect of learning something new. I love it so much that I became a professor so I could share that love with others. However, in all of my years of helping others learn I learned something too.
Let’s be honest, Darth Vader didn’t have to pass his private pilot exam and he never sat in the seat of a Cessna 172. And if we’re being really honest Darth Vader doesn’t really exist (sorry if that came as a surprise), but if he were real, I’m sure he would have some really awesome tips about what you would need to use your first flight simulator like a super pro so you can get your wings asap.
The spring semester is when many high school students begin thinking really hard about what they are going to do in the fall. It can seem like such a long way off, after all we just celebrated the new year, but deadlines for acceptance, scholarships, housing, and other programs are looming. For those who plan on attending school to become pilots there are a few things to think about, especially if you want to do your pilot training in Arizona.
What a weekend! If you have never had the opportunity to go to an Embry-Riddle A3ir Conference I recommend it. This past weekend we were able to present the innovative philosophy behind our Private Pilot Course to faculty from several world class universities (United States, Taiwan, Australia, Korea, Turkey, India) as well as demo the course to students. I wanted to share the experience with our online readers, because it gives a valuable insight into our company and into the A3irCon experience.
I knew when I was 4 years old that I wanted to be a pilot. I joined the Canadian Armed Forces in the 70’s, got my wings, and never looked back. Now it’s my passion to help others reach their dreams. However, after my years of experience in helping students learn to fly, I realized one thing that would make a world of difference for those wanting to become a pilot.
What’s better than that heart racing, fist pumping, smile bigger than your face feeling when your flight instructor looks at you and says, “That’s the best you’ve ever done”? Every student pilot wants to hear that, and be able to say they’re accomplishing their goals.
As a former faculty member at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, I spoke to many students about their education and future career plans. There are some outlying reasons why students work at getting a higher education, but mostly it is because they want to do something special with their lives.
Yes, the chance to make more money is a great prospect, but being accomplished and adding value to their lives and their communities is usually a core motivator. So I advised my students that the best way to become a valued professional is to give value to their education, and start becoming masters of their craft.
Myths are great for stories, but when they get in the way of your career they need to be debunked.
Last week, in part 1, we covered why it is imperative that student pilots get more sleep. This week we dive into myth #2. Kicking this myth to the curb will help students be better prepared for graduation day, and hopefully ready to enter the career they went through all of that schooling for.
Many prospective and current university students, including those who attend an aeronautical university, believe one, two, or all three of the following myths. These myths, while they are quite common, have a large impact on aeronautical students and their careers. In this three-part series you will find out what each myth is and how it directly impacts the students in this field.
Part 1 discusses one of the most common and underestimated behaviors of university students, and the reasons it should be avoided.