Archive for the ‘General’ Category

On An Exotic Excursion…

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009


I’m terribly sorry, but I am away for the week and there will be a distinct lack of any kind of enthrallingly entertaining new profpilot content for the time being. However, you may exact your revenge with the image of me trying desperately to have a fun time on a beach, in Norfolk.

Aforementioned Norfolk Beach

Aforementioned Norfolk Beach

However I have stumbled upon a video on my travels around the internet which you might find handy.


Record Losses at BA

Friday, May 22nd, 2009


Okay, so the above image may well be a little misleading, as £400m losses are probably a deck chair off the Titanic that is BA’s bank account – but the fact they are the worst losses since privatisation in 1987 still stands.

Why am I writing this on what is a website mainly focussing on the truly thrilling world of flight training? Because results like this should be affecting the decisions made by commercial pilots in the making. If the airlines are making losses, and are showing negative growth across the board, they are certainly not going to be looking to hire fresh faced and bright eyed new pilots. Just look at my current CV record:

My one reply was rather blunt.

My one reply was rather blunt.


Converting an FAA PPL into a JAA PPL

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Why you would want to turn your fashionable credit card license into a turd brown JAA book is beyond me – perhaps you want to fly in Europe or something. Whatever the reason; here’s how to do it:

Mr/Ms American, there is good and bad news about converting your license from FAA to JAA. I’ll give you the bad news first; it’s a bit of a kerfuffle. After all, this is Europe & there is nothing we find more exciting and thrilling than a good bit of bureaucracy.

This is classed as pornography in some parts of Europe

This is classed as pornography in some parts of Europe.

The good news is that we are far more awesome than America.


Converting a JAA PPL to an FAA PPL

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

You’ve got a European JAA Licence, and you want to head over stateside to fly their planes covered in the FAA gunge instead.

Unfortunately, until the New World Order comes into force, all the countries in the world have their own rules and procedures in place for aviationally related activities in their country. You can imagine what that means to convert something between the bureaucratic powerhouses of Europe and the US.

Thankfully, help is at hand from the friendly folks at God, we’re awesome.

Pilot Makes [insert amusing toilet pun here] Landing

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Just saw this (”US plane crash lands on toilets“) on the BBC, thought it would make a most drole start to the profpilot articles section, as well as setting the tone. (more…)