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Posts by James Thole

How Pilot Pay Works

If you’re considering a career as a pilot you might be wondering how getting paid works.  The way pilots get paid varies on a lot of factors. Some pay structures are simple, while others are complex. Things that determine how you get paid include the type of operation you work for, the equipment you fly,…

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Art at the Airport

If you’re thinking about seeing some great contemporary art one way to do it is from buying an airline ticket.  Over the past decade, airports have been investing heavily in art.  Part of their effort is to transform the often stressful experience of airports into interesting rest stops. Many terminals across the country have gone…

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Tips for Safe Winter Flights

Although your preflight might not be the most comfortable experience, many pilots enjoy Winter flying knowing they’ll avoid the warm weather hazard of thunderstorms.  The cold air also allows for increased visibility which enhances your flight experience. Another factor is the cold air which is denser and allows your plane engine to produce more thrust…

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Being a Pilot During the Holidays

As you know airports get a bit busy during the holiday season.  And as you can imagine the holiday travel season can be one the most stressful and rewarding times to be a pilot. Families depend on you to get them “home for the holidays,” or to some other long-awaited holiday vacation destination. The on…

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Emily Howell Warner: Heroes in Flight

In 1976, Emily Howell Warner was the first woman to become a US airline captain. Her career took her to the National Aviation Hall of Fame and National Women’s Hall of Fame. Today, you can find her pilot uniform on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Warner flew more than 21,000 flight…

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