Author Archives: Eric Morris

Where and How Do Airplanes Store Their Fuel?

Airplanes are complex machinery that few fully understand. Airplanes require extremely powerful engines fueled with large quantities of gasoline to power such large, heavy objects. But where and how is fuel stored in airplanes? 

Is Electric Aviation the Future of Flying?

Is Electric Aviation the Future of Flying? The appeal of an electric-powered airplane is easy to see. An electric-powered plane would bring about lower fuel costs, eco-friendly travel, and a quieter flying experience, just to name a few. With the benefits being numerous, is electric aviation the future of flying? 

Things to Know Before Becoming a Commercial Airplane Pilot

Things to Know Before Becoming a Commercial Airplane Pilot Becoming a commercial or private airplane pilot is an important position that comes with a lot of responsibilities. The position is not easy to obtain, requiring hard work and traits and skills innate in certain individuals. Entering the field with some background knowledge can give you […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Travel Restrictions: Countries Currently Allowing COVID-19 Vaccinated Americans

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COVID-19 vaccine travel restrictions are constantly changing. We compiled a list of every country available for travel with a COVID-19 vaccine as a US Citizen.

Aircraft Dispatcher 5-Day Recurrent Course May 2021

Graduates of Sheffield School of Aeronautics (est. 1948)

Graduates of Sheffield School of Aeronautics

Below is only a partial list (~ 276 graduates out of ~ 6,000 since 1971) of Sheffield School of Aeronautics’ graduates out of Ft. Lauderdale & Miami. This list is continuously growing as the interest and passion for aeronautics-based degrees and certificates grow. We plan to add thousands more graduates from the past as soon […]

Aircraft Dispatcher 5-Day Recurrent Course

Aircraft Dispatcher 5-Day Recurrent Course

Post-COVID-19 Airline Industry: America’s Airlines Are Bouncing Back

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Airline bosses can sleep a little better at night as domestic travel begins to rebound strongly in the United States. As the demand for domestic flights in the airline industry becomes more evident, big carriers are beginning to see more bookings as the airline industry starts recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our […]

Air Traffic Controller Salary

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What Is the Average Air Traffic Controller Salary? The average base salary of an air traffic controller varies greatly depending on location. According to Glassdoor, the air traffic controller salary on average is $74,700 while Indeed estimates $46,400. Salary.com suggests a salary range from $64,926 to $97,500. [1][2][3] According to the National Bureau of Labor […]

COVID Test Requirements for Domestic and International Flights

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At the beginning of the year, the Biden administration started introducing new rules and regulations for flight travel during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In addition to a national mask mandate, President Biden announced an executive order detailing the new proposed policies regarding COVID testing for travel.1 These requirements are supported by the Centers for Disease […]

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