From Routine Training Flight To An Emergency

I never thought I would actually get into an emergency situation, never. Then, in a matter of seconds my flight turned into an emergency. Luckily my training kicked into high gear, and in the end, me and my instructor got on the ground safely. A lot of people keep asking me how I was feeling what went through my head and how we handled the situation. Let’s go through the whole flight, step into my mind as I take you through everything that I’ve learned.

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Quanto Tempo Leva Para Se Tornar Um Piloto De Linha Aerea Comercial Nos EUA?

Wayman Eduardo | Apr 24, 2018 | Aviation

A aviação pode frequentemente ter um caminho indescritível. Planeje com antecedência para atingir sua meta de se tornar um piloto de linha aérea comercial. Você deve considerar o custo, a localização e especialmente o tempo. O tempo deve ser uma grande consideração quando se trata de decidir para onde voar. Tornar-se um piloto de linha aérea comercial nos EUA é uma ótima opção, pois os altos padrões de treinamento ajudarão você a obter o status de seu piloto comercial de maneira rápida e eficiente. Isso fará com que você consiga seu emprego dos sonhos como um piloto de linha aérea comercial!

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Behind The Scenes Of An Air-2-Air Photo Shoot

Gienne Van Engelen | Mar 28, 2018 | Aviation

This was something I’ve always wanted to be a part of; an air-2-air photoshoot. From great films like Dunkirk where they film dogfighting spitfires, or awesome popcorn movies like Top Gun and, well, just aerial photography in general. I always wondered how those photographers coordinated everything and brought it to film. Now I know and I’m here to share this #aviationadventure with you. Don’t get me wrong, first and foremost I’m here to become an airline pilot. However, it was refreshing to do this type of flying. We got some awesome shots, even though we had to turn back shortly after taking off because my door wasn’t locked properly. Oops.

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Start Your Flying Career In a 737 In Europe

We have a unique FAA/EASA program that students can start participating with. In this intensive 16 month course you’ll go from zero-hours to the cockpit of a 737 in Europe. Start your career with one of the fastest growing airlines in Romania; BlueAir. Don’t know what an EASA license is? Read this article to get an overview.

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Miami VFR Chart

Interessting Things on the VFR Sectional Chart

Knowing how to read your chart is an essential part of your pilot training. Here at North Perry Airport and theOpa Locka base there are some interesting things on the chart. Since Miami International Airport is just a few miles away it’s really important for all our students to know what everything on the chart means. There are a lot of articles and blogs about the different types of charts and airspaces. If you want to specifically learn about those please refer to your aviation books or great sites like or In this article we will focus on the Miami area and take a deeper look at the surrounding area. We’ll discuss some things you don’t see a lot on sectional charts and what they are. Let’s have a look.

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Our Waypoints: Innovation

Gienne Van Engelen | Jan 10, 2018 | Aviation, Airline

Innovation has a different context for different people but for us it means; “Constantly improving and refining towards perfection.”

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Never a Failure, Always a Lesson

What If You Don't Pass Your Checkride?

The golden seal, every aspiring airline pilots wants to have it, just like me. Never a ‘failed’ checkride, smooth flying all the way to your commercial license, and hopefully there after. I almost achieved this; the ‘golden seal’ of pilot training, until I didn’t pass the oral for my commercial license. In this blog I’ll talk about how to cope with not passing your checkride, because for us pilots if something like that happens, it hurts. We’ll digest what went wrong so it doesn’t have to happen to you. Even Though my examiner said “I also failed my commercial checkride the first time, it still haunts me to this day.” Well, thanks Mr. Examiner. I feel great now!

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From Flight Instructor to Flying Jets

Gienne Van Engelen | Dec 20, 2017 | Aviation

Recently one of our former flight instructors came back to the Academy for a visit. This was a great opportunity to ask him some questions; what is the training at the regionals like? Is it a big step going from instructing to a regional jet? Read on and find out!

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Learning to Fly with Wayman in 2017

Gienne Van Engelen | Dec 15, 2017 | Aviation

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Pilots: Lets Get Real

Gienne Van Engelen | Dec 06, 2017 | Aviation

How Instagram is there to inspire but sometimes does the opposite

It’s been a while since I wrote something from my point of view. I feel like I have to share my thoughts and findings on this subject. In this blog I’ll talk about a subject that a lot of #aviators suffer from. Actually, not only #aviators but a lot of people. Do you have this constant pressure or weight on your shoulders that you need to get somewhere, or achieve something? Is that a good thing? Is it alright for you to put a lot of pressure on yourself? Especially in an environment like aviation where seniority is everything and you can get there fast by really hustling & grinding? Do you feel like everything looks perfect on #instagram and you want to achieve that too?  Let's look at these questions a bit deeper and how this links with Instagram, aviation and yourself.

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