Archive for the 'Professional Piloting' Category

Buyer Beware with college “career” programs

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

 For-profit colleges scrutinized WASHINGTON — For-profit colleges put revenues above education, and charge students high tuition and loan rates that could leave them in debt for years, a Senate Democratic report said Monday. While students are aggressively recruited, they drop … Continue reading

On the glamors of airline life, the need to restrain governments’ power, and why we need to promote General Aviation careers.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

From Michael Bronson Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:58:49 -0700 Subject: DEN CSR Incident – Captain Arrested It becomes more difficult to see why we pay ALPA dues with the continued degradation of our careers. Below is just another example. … Continue reading

Sham Vocational Schools and quick, easy professional training

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

For years, we at Paragon have been cautioning individuals about the hazards of sham aviation career programs. The promise of exciting, high-paying employment rarely matches reality. This problem is not limited to aviation. Here are observations from the IT industry: … Continue reading

This Guy Should Be In Aviation Promotions

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

With optimism like this, this guy should be working for the AOPA PR department, or hyping all the high-paying openings for career-minded professional pilots. “Something big’s gonna happen. We’re so sure of it that if my nuts were in a … Continue reading

Col. Don Conroy – The Great Santini

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

[ Pop culture has its “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” There is an aviation equivalent. I am amazed when I discover that heroes and larger-than-life figures are just a few friends away. And so I was surprised to learn that … Continue reading