With retirement rates increasing and the aviation industry expanding, the demand for qualified personnel has never been greater.
Today, there are many challenging careers available in the aviation & aerospace industry. The complex operations of each company require many skilled employees and offer a wide variety of job opportunities. Those that want to join this dynamic industry, know that endless possibilities lie ahead.
AVSchools helps students find and research educational facilities that can open up their possibilities and prepare them for these openings. Our searchable directory provides students with a tool to find and explore aviation academies, universities, training centers, or flight schools. more >>
The first scheduled air service began in Florida on January 1, 1914. Glenn Curtiss had designed a plane that could take off and land on water and thus could be built larger than any plane to date, because it did not need the heavy undercarriage required for landing on hard ground. Thomas Benoist, an auto parts maker, decided to build such a flying boat, or seaplane, for a service across Tampa Bay called the St. Petersburg - Tampa Air Boat Line. His first passenger was ex-St. Petersburg Mayor A.C. Pheil, who made the 18-mile trip in 23 minutes, a considerable improvement over the two-hour trip by boat. The single-plane service accommodated one passenger at a time, and the company charged a one-way fare of $5. After operating two flights a day for four months, the company folded with the end of the winter tourist season. more >>
Turbulence is an occupational hazard that we all take very seriously. Recently, our flying partners have confronted the dangers of turbulence on several flights around the system. Especially in light of these events, it is a good time to remember that every day we fly, when it comes to cabin safety, place yourself and your flying partners first. It is only through these efforts that we may fulfill our duties as safety professionals for the passengers in our care. To minimize injuries caused in turbulence or chop, stow all but the most necessary service components when the service is over, especially carts, full coffee pots, and glass bottles. Use of tie downs for carts is not only a federal regulation, diligent use of tie downs and latches will prevent disaster.
Denver, CO: Nationally recognized award-winning aviation artist, Joe Jones proudly launches "Joe Jones' Airmail Greetings", his new "all aviation theme" greeting card line.
Over the next several years Jones will be working full throttle to thoughtfully depict five main areas of aviation, GA, Warbird, Vintage, Corporate Jet and Turbo Prop, and Commercial Airlines. Along with a custom design service, Jones will also be developing work to both help recognize and gratefully thank many of the unsung heroes in aviation. From bush pilots and aviation system testers to airline attendants and ground personnel, Jones vows to help send a spotlight to all that live and work as the backbone of aviation today.
As one example, have you ever once seen a congratulations card for First Solo, Instrument rating, Tail Wheel, Float Plane endorsement or Commercial rating? Jones will be the very first artist in the field to ever develop an entire line of signature greeting cards to help celebrate many of the achievements and milestones in the lives and hearts of aviators around the world. Along with the new congratulation card line, "Airmail Greetings" will be introducing holiday, thank you, good luck, retirement, birthday, get well, and much needed aviation sympathy cards honoring all that have flown West.
Please visit him at: www.airmail-greetings.com
4th Annual Wine and Wings
VIP Wine Tasting - Silent Auction
Spirit of Flight Center
Friday December 9, 2011
6pm - 9pm
Join the Spirit of Flight Center for their 4th annual VIP Wine tasting with Hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction fundraiser and more... $50 per person (limited seating). Register Here Now!