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A Blog for cabin crew aspirants, fellow frequent flyers and aviation lovers

The Flying Red Crown   This is a blog dedicated to all cabin crew aspirants, fellow frequent flyers and aviation lovers. My big hugs and smooches to the people involved in the process of creating this blog most especially to the very critical candy cane.   PRE-FLIGHT CHECK   You must have read by now how I started my life as a cabin crew. As promised, I am sharing with you all the nitty-gritty details about starting your own flying career and so, I’ve gathered information (for as much as I know and remember) to somehow help you get started. Disclaimer: The information provided is solely based on my personal experiences. It does not guarantee your job acceptance and does not fully represent the rules and regulations of the company I work for. “Welcome onboard and please...

iFly Global Now Flying High with Wings Privilege Cards 

Aviation Industry Social Giants Collaborate to Offer More Rewards   Manila, Philippines (July 25, 2017) – iFly Global – Aviation Careers Network and Flyhigh Manila have signed a cooperation deal to promote FlyHigh Manila’s Wings Privilege Cards across iFly Global’s vast network. This deal will help bring a greater awareness and accessibility of Rewards Card Program to a wider audience and assist in attracting more members into the exclusive program for existing and past Airline Cabin Crew members. iFly Global – Aviation Careers Network is a new member of the Shijie Aviation Group and is well known in the aviation industry for its online aviation jobs network and recruitment portal for Pilots, Cabin Crew, engineers, and other aviation industry positions as listed on its website www.ifl...

Emirates Airline Career Page

EXPLORE A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES The Emirates Group offers a wide range of careers, whether you’re looking to join our pilots, engineering, cabin crew or dnata’s travel and air services teams, browse our current vacancies and find out what it’s like to work for a dynamic and multicultural business. >> CLICK HERE FOR EMIRATES AIRLINE CAREER PAGE <<  

Wanted: 500,000 new pilots and engineers in the next 20 years, says Boeing

More than 500,000 new airline pilots and engineers will be needed in the Asia-Pacific region during the next 20 years, according to Boeing forecasts. The outlook anticipates the need for 248,000 new commercial airline pilots and 268,000 new technicians through 2035. “We are continuing to see a significant need for new pilots and maintenance technicians in the Asia-Pacific region and across the globe,” said Sherry Carbary, vice president, Boeing Flight Services. In the Oceania region 13,000 new pilots and 17,000 technicians – licensed engineers rated to work on different types of aircraft – will be needed. The number of pilots is growing by about 5 per cent a year in the Asia-Pacific region. The growth in demand for pilots needed in China exceeded the regional average as there was a large w...

Driverless flying taxi service set to launch in Dubai

Dubai will soon get flying taxis according to the city’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA), which plans to start flying passengers across the city in July, as envisioned in this rendering. The driverless passenger drones, called Ehang 184, can carry one person and a small suitcase. Powered by eight propellers, the drone will cruise at around 60 kilometers per hour. The so-called Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) has been seen hovering over the sand dunes at an airfield in Dubai during test flights this winter. The model was on display at the World Government Summit 2017 in Dubai, where the partnership between the RTA and Chinese drone makers Ehang was announced. The routes will be pre-programmed with set locations for pick up and landing, and monitored by a team on the ground. Once in...

AirAsia

AirAsia Berhad is the Malaysian low-cost airline headquartered near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the largest airline in Malaysia by fleet size and destinations, and Asia’s largest low-cost airline by passengers carried and jet fleet. AirAsia Group operates scheduled domestic and international flights to more than 165 destinations spanning 25 countries. Its main hub is klia2, the low-cost carrier terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia.   Its affiliate airlines Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, and AirAsia India have hubs in Don Mueang International Airport, Soekarno–Hatta International Airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and Kempegowda International Airport respectively, while its sister airline, AirAsia X...

World’s Largest Twin-Engine Jet has Foldable Wings!

Boeing finalised designs for the 777-9X, which has folding wings and is expected to be the world's largest twin-engine jet when it begins service in 2020.

Dragonair Re-Brands to Cathay Dragon

Two award-winning airlines, one enhanced travel experience From 21 November 2016, Dragonair will become Cathay Dragon. Together with Cathay Pacific, we will offer passengers something unique – two world-class airlines, one truly seamless brand experience throughout China, Asia, and beyond. Enabling a Life Well Travelled We are always looking for ways to enhance the overall travel experience of our passengers. Watch our video to see how all the benefits of our strengthened partnership will help you travel well. Stronger together The new, closer partnership of our two premium airlines offers a better, smoother, and more integrated travel experience for our passengers. When you fly with Cathay Dragon from Mainland China or other regional Asian destinations, you can seamlessly connect in Hong ...

When a plane takes off, why doesn’t the tail hit the runway?

When the plane takes off, why doesn’t the tail hit the runway? Well, it sometimes does happen! It’s called a tail-strike where the rear end of an aircraft touches the runway. It can happen during take-off if the pilot pulls up too quickly. It can also happen during landing if the pilot raises the nose aggressively. Why are the wheels arranged like that? Almost all the modern passenger planes have a landing gear arrangement called tricycle undercarriage in which there are two or more main wheels under the wings and a third smaller wheel under the nose. This means almost half of the plane is protruding behind the main wheels. The illustration shows that even 10 to 20 degrees rotation can cause a tail-strike. If you have ever been on a see-saw, and the other person suddenly jumped out while y...

Want to earn $300,000 tax free? Try flying a plane in China

Chinese airlines are offering huge pay packages to tempt foreign pilots as demand for air travel balloons.   Some carriers are advertising salaries of more than $300,000 a year — and they say they’ll cover the tax bill, too. “There’s not enough pilots in the world to fill the demand,” said Dave Ross, the CEO of Wasinc International, a firm that finds pilots for Chinese airlines. “This is why the pay keeps going higher.” China will need between 4,000 and 5,000 new airline pilots every year for the next two decades, analysts estimate. Chinese airlines are among the fastest growing on the planet — at home and abroad — and they’re the biggest buyers of jetliners from Airbus (EADSF) and Boeing (BA). Training schools in China aren&...

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