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Flightglobal Fleet Forecast 2013 – 2032

I came across this article, which is further support about the demand for aircraft and pilots for the next 20 years.

Click on the link  below to view the PDf document overview.

 

Craig

Flight Global Forecast

By |September 4th, 2013|OAS Pilot Member Program, Our Aviation Secrets|Comments Off on Flightglobal Fleet Forecast 2013 – 2032

eClass52 – Your Aviation Year in Review…

Welcome to eCLASS FIFTY TWO:
Your Aviation Year in Review…
This Is The Last Eclass But Not The End!…
 
Here we go…
PART 1 : Your Aviation Year in Review.
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To really understand this last year that you have spent with me I want to let you behind the scenes and the how and why that I created this program.
Although I do the same job, you may have gathered from your contact with me that I have very different personalities and skill sets.

Craig finds his happy place in the technical side.  He is a master of making a complicated technical problem into a simple and easy to use solution.  
Craig create and write the eclasses and the webinars and Craig makes it possible for you to access it.

I embarked on a mission to create an online business.  I always wanted a business that I could run from anywhere and still keep flying.

With some support from some online gurus (who are now friends) to my surprise I discovered that my knowledge of the aviation industry would be valuable to someone else that didn’t have it.

My program evolved after some soul searching to review what I would have wanted to make my own aviation dream easier.
Eclasses…
It became obvious that by providing EClasses weekly I could support you through your journey step by step.  From my previous mentoring I found that by talking about the ‘purple elephant in the room’ in raising challenges, dealing with crossroads and being honest my support was invaluable.
Webinars…
Providing this to more than one at a time was why I offered monthly webinars.  From feedback they have turned out to be like an old reliable friend to my members.

 

The need for individual support arose and I solved that by offering the Pilot Advice Online Help Desk so that right when you have an issue, you have somewhere […]

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eClass51

Welcome to eCLASS FIFTY ONE:
Video Interview Series
Pilot Interview Techniques with First Officer Glen Solly
(author of “The Pilot Guides”…)
 
Here we go…
PART 1: Pilot Interview Techniques
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In this movie Craig work with First Officer Glen Solly to give you an insight  of some good and bad things to do at your interview.

N.B. Password to gain access is = aviation
Glen is an airline pilot and had extensive experience in pilot recruitment.
I recommend that you read his book which you can purchase online through the link below.
CLICK HERE FOR TO GET A COPY OF GLENS MUST HAVE GUIDE…
I apologize for the acting in advance!
Keep in mind that I am pilot not actors but overcame my own embarrassment to bring you this unprecedented look at some techniques.
By watching this movie you are preventing your first look at an interview being your real one.
Enjoy!
 
PART 2 : Questions for You.

After watching some bad acting, are there any areas that you need to work on as you approach your next interview?
How important is it to be yourself?
What are your stories that demonstrate your professionalism, team work and problem solving ability? (If you are still new then just be on the lookout for them as you progress as this will help you later)
Write down all the things that concern you about interviews and please raise them at the Webinar.

 
Next week’s preview… ’Handling Pressure Booster…’
Find out how doing anything that you can even before you start will be of immense value to your career.

Congratulations on completing this Eclass.  Check out below the Eclass calender to see what’s in store!
 

If you need to use our Pilot Advice Service or have any questions or comments please send them to info@ouraviationsecrets.com

 
Don’t miss out on a opportunity by procrastinating.
Look forward to speaking […]

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eClass50

Welcome to eCLASS FIFTY:
How The New Guy Raises Safety Issues with the Veteran…
 
Here We Go…
PART 1:

Set the scene…..
You are completing a charter flight.  Earlier in the day in clear conditions (CAVOK) you flew a Piper Seminole from Moorabbin to Cooma (high altitude airport) to the ski fields.  Your passengers return for you to fly them back to Moorabbin.  A weather front has developed.  You takeoff for Moorabbin on the direct route that you came in on.  The freezing level was forecast to be at 9000 feet but subsequent to the front is now at 4000 feet.  The wings and windshield ice up in only 3 minutes.  You are effectively a Piper Popsicle!  Your airspeed is decreasing and you have full power set, and cannot maintain altitude.

My ground rules…

 Understand that each situation is different
 This is to be used as guidance only to look at the process of coming to a conclusion
 Gather the facts for each situation
 This is what I would consider – always remember and trust yourself that on the day you are the best judge
The figures are for demonstration only – always consult the flight manual
The text in <brackets> is what is happening at the time

All this OK with you?

Step 1 – Basic overview

Acknowledge to yourself that a solution is required.
When you covered the effect ice has on an aircraft in theory you locked away the knowledge.  When the time comes that you see it forming on the leading edge of your wings and your windshield gradually becomes covered there will be lots of info running around in your head.  Hoping that it is not going to get that bad will be one of the thoughts.  You have never experienced […]

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eClass49

Welcome to eCLASS FOURTY NINE:
How Experience Can Allow You To Evolve From Rote Learning To Strategic Solutions…
 
Here we go…
PART 1: Why we start learning from rote and what is that?!
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Ok people we are going to look at a definition.  It is the best way to demonstrate learning by ‘rote’.

By Rote….
From memory, without thought of a meaning; in a mechanical way.

To turn this into an aviation related conversation, this means to be taught a way and JUST DOING IT.  I don’t worry about this at the start as because I am putting faith in the training system to get the correct information.
The aviation training system has evolved and is regimented to within in an inch of its life so in the early days of your career this is ok because it works.
It’s got a lot to do with the massive learning curve a human has to go through to be able to fly.  Let’s face it – it’s not natural!  Perhaps if I was meant to fly I would have had wings!

It also has a lot to do with cost (and the nature of the beast!).
A training syllabus is driven by the authority to ensure a safe standard is reached and to keep it financially viable.  (Although many of you may argue this right now as you fork out thousands of dollars!)

If humans couldn’t learn by rote then believe me it would be a lot more expensive that what you are paying now.
Learning by rote has its advantages.  When you practise something – you get better at it whether you have natural talent or not.  By doing this you are re programming your brain with additional information.  You are teaching your brain a habit for each […]

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eClass48

Welcome to eCLASS FOURTY EIGHT:
How The New Guy Raises Safety Issues with the Veteran…
 
Here we go…
PART 1: Don’t try to be them yet
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So far in your aviation career journey, have you ever been in awe of a perceived ‘guru’ pilot?

 I was.  It can range from your instructor to someone like Captain Sullenberger (the guy that did an awesome job safely ditching the airbus in the Hudson river).
Pilots that look like that they just have it all together.  Cool, Calm and collected.  I encourage you also to hang out with the people that you want to end up like as it will rub off.
I want to make a big differentiation here between modelling yourself on someone and trying to BE them.
For example by hanging out with us and listening to our thoughts, ideas and judgement I am guiding you to similar thinking which you can develop to be your own.
What I am not expecting is for you to BE us.  On one hand your only job on the planet is to be you and on the other I have more history than you.
The good news is that you are creating your own history with support and guidance.
More good news is that at each stage of your career, your experience level will match the challenges that you are faced with.
To be honest, in your domain now if you are flying a Cessna or a Piper, you have better ‘current’ history to operate it than I would right now.  Put you in a Boeing or an Airbus right now and my history would prevail.
So a healthy attitude would be to understand that you can only be the best at what you are trained for at the time.  Although you need to be […]

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eClass47

Welcome to eCLASS FOURTY SEVEN:
DVD Time!
My Pilot Success Mindset ToolBox DVD…
 
Enjoy!…
PART 1:

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PART 2: Questions for You.

Take a breath and close your eyes, if you had to look for one weakness in your quest to fly and say it out loud, what would it be?
Ok, if you said it out loud it is already shrinking.  Why is it a weakness?
What we know now is that if you are willing to go there, every weakness can become your strong point.  Ask yourself, does it serve you to continue worrying about the same thing?
Now that you have said it out loud and should’ve decided that it doesn’t serve you, what actions can you practise your way out of this feeling?
Why did you think it was a weakness anyway?!

 
Next week’s preview…’How The New Guy Raises Safety Issues With The Veteran…’
Find out how doing anything that you can even before you start will be of immense value to your career.

Congratulations on completing this Eclass.  Check out below the Eclass calender to see what’s in store!
 

If you need to use our Pilot Advice Service or have any questions or comments please send them to info@ouraviationsecrets.com

 
Don’t miss out on a opportunity by procrastinating.
Look forward to speaking with you at the Webinar.
Don’t Worry!
You will be sent the Webinar Invitation Link and Instructions closer to the time.
 

Captain Craig Baker

Airline Pilots and Professional Pilot Mentors

By |September 25th, 2012|OAS Pilot Member Program|Comments Off on eClass47

eClass46

Welcome to eCLASS FOURTY SIX:
Real Scenario Training 1…
“Charter Flight”

 

 
Here we go…
PART 1:

My ground rules…

Understand that each situation is different
This is to be used as guidance only to look at the process of coming to a conclusion
Gather the facts for each situation
This is what we would consider – always remember and trust yourself that on the day you are the best judge
The figures are for demonstration only – always consult the flight manual
The text in <brackets> is what is happening at the time

All this OK with you?

Acknowledge to yourself that a solution is required then put your thoughts on standby.
Lock in that something needs to be done to give your thoughts a chance to develop.  However your priority is not to solve yet as you have a plane load of paying passengers that won’t benefit from knowing that you have a problem as it doesn’t affect them yet.  Of course at some point if you cannot solve it they would need to know.  They only care if it affects them and that everything is ok.  At this moment for them everything is ok.
Attend to passengers and send on their way.
Ensure they are taken to their transport and they have your contact details for if they are going to run late.  Also make sure you have a point of contact.  Always let them know if they have a deadline to be back if your hours are tight.  They don’t need to know the ins and outs of flight and duty limits and always allow yourself some buffer.  If there is hours problem then they don’t need to know.
Secure the aircraft.
Make sure you don’t park in someone else’s spot.  Aircraft owners […]

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eClass45

Welcome to eCLASS FOURTY FIVE:
How to handle being out of your comfort zone…
 
Here we go…
PART 1: How to handle being out of your comfort zone.
“Having a simple plan or ‘framework’ that you can slip into when you are feeling out of your comfort zone will allow you to ACT and achieve an outcome.”

In the early part of your career you can sometimes look at other pilots ahead of you and think that they just have it so together.  The way they speak, the lingo and the way they just ooze confidence.  To be honest I have had this feeling too. 
You may even wonder if you will ever ‘look’ or ooze that same thing.  Maybe, maybe not. It’s not for me to predict however I can let you in on some secrets that you can try.

My goal is to prepare you the best that I can.   So I will have to tell you a couple of secrets if that’s ok with you?

Acknowledge and learn that being out of your comfort zone is ok and that the trick is to embrace it.  This is probably the hardest secret to learn.  Sorry!
Many new pilots think that being out of their comfort zone is not fair or should be feared.  It is perfectly natural to feel this way at first – we did!  This is because you probably have never experienced this before at this level as it is hard to simulate a feeling where your life depends on your decisions and performance.  Even further to this is to get used to having OTHER people’s lives depending upon you.

Each individual will overcome this stage in their own time.  At first you may fight it but each new experience will get you closer to […]

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eClass44

Welcome to eCLASS FOURTY FOUR:
7 Reasons Why Pilots Nearly Gave Up And Why They Didn’t…
 
Here we go…
PART 1: 7 Reasons Why Pilots Nearly Gave Up And Why They Didn’t.
You know how sometimes listening to other peoples stories eventually you find a part of it that you can identify with.  Something that sounds a bit like your life.  This eClass may be just what you need and you can file it away for when you may be wondering if it is all just too hard or worth it to follow your dream.
One thing I can tell you is that it is ok to feel that giving up is the easiest thing.  Every pilot has probably felt like this at some time but the good news is that having your goal and sticking to it IS worth it.  My biggest moment of knowing that it was all worth was when I finally made it to airlines and for the first time I could do a walk around the aircraft and not hit my head on the wing or flap!  Yes my aircraft was BIG!
You will have your moment.
In this class I am not saying it’s ok to give up, just that it is normal to feel it and having methods to counteract it will help get you through your purple patch.
Reason #1
Didn’t know where to start…

At pretty much every BBQ I’ve been to the conversation often leads to the age old question of “So what do you do?”
When they find out that we fly without fail there is always at least one person there with a story about an unrealised dream to fly.  It seems that there are a lot of people that love the concept […]

By |September 25th, 2012|OAS Pilot Member Program|Comments Off on eClass44
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