Pilot Job Application Support | FlightDeckFriend.com

Pilot Job Application Support | FlightDeckFriend.com

A guide to completing an online application for a pilot job The vast majority of airlines now use online applications as their primary method of inviting potential candidates to apply for a position. This often means that a CV or a cover letter is exchanged for a series of questions and questionnaires based on “personal…

Why do Planes Crash? | FlightDeckFriend.com

Why do Planes Crash? | FlightDeckFriend.com

Airplanes never crash because of a single problem. It’s almost always a combination of factors that leads to an accident. Although flying is extremely safe, typical reasons why planes crash include pilot error, technical failures, bad weather, terrorism, and pilot fatigue. There is never a single cause attributed to the pilot of a plane crash….

Why are the Cabin Lights Dimmed for Take-off and Landing?

Why are the Cabin Lights Dimmed for Take-off and Landing?

Why are the cabin lights dimmed for takeoff and landing? Cabin crew turn off cabin lights for takeoff and landing to allow passengers’ eyes to adjust to the darkness in the event an emergency occurs that requires evacuation of the aircraft. If passengers’ eyes are adjusted for darkness, their night vision will be improved, which…

Long Haul vs Short Haul For Pilots

Long Haul vs Short Haul For Pilots

Having flown short-haul and long-haul flights, in this blog I will try to highlight the differences with as little bias as possible. Besides the obvious differences, long-haul flights are usually (but not always) operated by larger jumbo jets and short-haul flights are usually operated by narrow-body aircraft. There are exceptions to this rule, some airlines…