Author Archives: Eric Morris

How Do Airplanes Fly?

What is that impossible noise overhead? You recognize it instantly as a jet plane, speeding off to a destination unknown, and think nothing more about it as you go on about your day. The miracle of flight is often taken for granted. How do they get those big, metal, cylinder birds off the ground, anyway? […]

Are Airplane Pilots Going on Strike?

It has been a turbulent year and a half for the airline industry. First, there were implementations of travel restrictions in mid-2020 that led to low domestic and international travel. More recently, there is news of pilot shortages as flight demand begins to ramp up. In recent weeks, we have begun to see rumors emerging […]

Should You Fly Right Now? A Look at Air Travel During the Delta Variant

It has been an interesting year and a half for air travel, to say the least. As the oldest airline dispatcher school in the country, we are constantly monitoring changes in the airline industry. Just as COVID restrictions had begun to lift and air travel began to once again increase, the Delta variant has begun […]

Potential Changes to the Airline Industry in the Post-COVID World

The COVID-19 pandemic has and will continue to shape most industries. The airline industry has, of course, not escaped unscathed. The airline industry has had to adapt and change several components of their business that could remain with us even after the pandemic has passed. As an industry-leading airline dispatcher school, we wanted to take […]

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 There an Airline Pilot Shortage?

The coronavirus pandemic has had a drastic effect on nearly every industry, and the airline industry is no different. As travel bans were enacted and airlines lost the ability to serve certain routes, many felt unsafe traveling for months. As restrictions are lifted, and travel demand increases for flights, is it true that there is […]

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

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