Good Pilot vs. Bad Pilot

Are you a pilot? If you are, are you a good or bad pilot? Do you feel confused of answering this question? If you answer yes, it is normal because you cannot judge yourself alone. To know whether you are a good pilot, check these four things below:

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Do you come to airport, go home, and submit report to airport parties on time? If you answer all questions with “No”, that means you are not a disciplined and good pilot. Realize that good pilot do everything on time. If they are late, there is definitely something wrong with them. Yup, they have certain reasons to do indisciplined actions. For instance, if they are trapped in traffic jam because there is a serious car accident, of course, they cannot go to airport or go home on time. This is understandable.


Do you like spending money carelessly, eating junk foods and staying up? Are you lazy to do sport? If you answer yes, you are a bad pilot. You need to know that good pilots always maintain their life and health as well as possible. They spend money with clear reasons. This means that they buy products based on their needs, not their desires. Meanwhile, to maintain their body’s health, they avoid eating junk and soft drinks and staying up. When time to do sport comes in, they enjoy doing it. Thus, you are highly recommended to apply healthy lifestyle now. Leave your bad lifestyle to get better life in the future.

Money management

Do you manage your money well? If you don’t, you are not a good pilot. Not having money management will make you feel lack of money and get financial problem at last. The worst part is you can get stuck in debt and go to jail sooner or later. If you don’t know how to manage your money, ask for help from financial planners. They will help you stabilize between income and outcome and avoid dealing with financial problem and debt. If you don’t like applying this solution, consider using bookkeeping or taking a note when spending money and earning money. Then, make sure that you have good money management that can make your outcome never bigger than income.


The last thing to check is your relationship. Is your relationship with your spouse, family, friends, and colleagues good? If you answer no, you are not a good pilot yet. Why? Good pilots always maintain their relationship with other as well as possible although they have tight flight schedules and tight routines. They can do this because they highly maintain communication with their beloved ones anytime. They always spend a few minutes to call or send messages so their relationship is still good. When having free time, they don’t doubt to spend most of free time to gather and have fun together.

In other hand, if good pilots have problems with their beloved ones, they will find solution to solve those problems as soon as possible. They never let the problems ruin their relationship.

Pilots’ Problems when Flying

problem pilot in the skyPilot salaries are high in fact directly proportional to the risk that will be accepted. Each flight carried out either domestic or international, potential pilot lost his life, crew, and passengers. This is a risk that must be accepted and borne by the pilot in addition to the lack of quality time with the family, get a variety of disease threats(skin cancer, cataracts, etc.), as well as having working hours timeless. Potential accidents that threaten the safety of private and others will be greater when the pilot could not overcome various problems while airborne. What are these problems?

Fuel thinning

Running out of fuel while riding motorcycles or cars become commonplace. The risks are most tired of pushing a motorcycle or car to the General Fuel Filling Station (Gas Station) or nearest retail gasoline sellers. If the aircraft ran out of fuel (jet fuel), the risk of fatal which could make the aircraft exploded.

Aviation aircraft fuel is petroleum-based translucent color to yellowish. Before the flight is done, checking the fuel necessary. If the fuel forgot filled, the aircraft could explode before it reached the destination because it ran out of fuel. In addition, the aircraft ran out of fuel also triggered due to bad weather making the plane had to turn the direction or in the air until the weather is safe for landing, leakage due to a broken machine, or due to a delay departure. Running out of fuel on aircraft fuel in fact can make the aircraft exploded. Therefore, pilots should be alert to the presence of fuel. If the destination has been thinned while still a few hours away, the alternative is to make an emergency landing at the nearest airport. Surely there must previously obtain approval from the ATC (Air Traffic Controller), which is also responsible for flight safety.

Turbulence plane

Air turbulence is a condition in which the shocks in the plane of the impact of air coming from different directions at high speed. Turbulence generally occurs when an aircraft crosses the mountainous area and during a storm (global warming further increases the occurrence of air turbulence). Basically, the turbulence that occurs in both of these conditions is not dangerous because pilots could give instructions to passengers to be seated using a seat belt. However, turbulence becomes a danger if unexpected or often called the Clear Air Turbulence (CAT). This turbulence occurs suddenly with perfect weather conditions without wind and storm. Spelled danger because the pilot could not make an announcement to the passengers to sit back to their places and buckled. Reportedly ultraviolet laser (laser will be fired into the path of the plane) into the latest technology to overcome turbulence.

One machine dies

Commercial aircraft called a multi-engine aircraft because it has two engines to control the plane. One of the problems often experienced pilot was the death of one of the aircraft engines. The cause may result from cumulonimbus clouds that give rise to extremely cold temperatures that freeze aircraft engines. Whether the plane would explode or fall? This is a question often asked by the public. The answer is no, the plane was still on the air at high altitudes even if one engine dead. However, the pilot must concentrate on high for control plane only stay working with the machine and find a safe place for an emergency landing. However, this problem remains informed on the ATC. Another step is to try to revive a dead machine, if there is still hope.


Prepare Your Body’s Health to Pass Medical Test

To join pilot school, people should pass medical test that requires them to have healthy body. Unfortunately, most people don’t prepare their body’s health as well as possible so they fail to pass medical test. Some of them fail because they have lung disorders and some others have problem with their stamina and physical. Realize that cadet candidates out there already prepare their body’s health a few months before medical test is held. For this, if you want to join pilot school and succeed to pass medical test, prepare your body’s health by doing the following tips:


Stop smoking

What are actual advantages of smoking? Of course the answer is nothing because this bad habit is not good for health. There are many health disorders that can happen if you continue smoking, such as: hypertension, lung disorder, impotence, cancer, and so on. Therefore, stop smoking now. This is difficult to do but no need worry because you can do it as long as you want. You can follow therapis and replace cigarette with candy or fruit when having desire to smoke. Remember that you need a long process to be free from cigarette. For this, start doing this a few months before taking medical test.

sit up bDo sport regularly

When taking medical test, your physical will be tested to look how strong you are. Pilot school parties will ask you to sit up, push up, and run for a few laps. If you give up, you will lose and fail. Of course, you don’t want to deal with the problem, right? As the right solution, you have to make your physical strong by doing sport regularly. Make and follow sport schedule so your physical strength continues increasing. Remember not to force yourself excessively. This means that if you feel very tired, stop doing sport and take a rest. Avoid doing sport every day. You just need to do it four or five times a week. It is better to do simple sports first, like jogging, riding bike, swimming, etc., so your body is not shocked. Then, if your physical strength starts stable and good, consider doing body building at fitness center. Hire a instructor if you need help to build and increase your muscle mass optimally.

healthy foodConsume healthy foods and drinks

Your body needs enough nutrition and vitamin intake every day. This is very important to be paid attention if you want to pass medical test. Yup, if your body is not ideal and good in which your own physical is weak and body weight is over, there is a big possibily for you to be eliminated fast. Nevertheless, if your body is health and ideal, you will have much opportunity to pass medical test and follow other test phases. For this, consume healthy foods and drinks every day and avoid consuming junk foods and soft drinks. By doing this, you can have healthy body and life healthly.

Preparing your body’s healh by doing the tips above you can take and pass medical test smoothly.