For a big part of my aviation career – around 22 years – I was based in Scotland. In this period, I witnessed the industry going through major changes and noteworthy conversions. And despite its [relatively] small proportion in the realm of air-transport, the Scottish division’s role was extensive. In fact, I believe firmly that… Continue reading SCOTTISH AVIATION IN THE 1990S


For aviation, the end of 2022 has its own meaning. It signifies the conclusion of a period of great misfortune for the industry. Along with the rest of the world air transport suffered a big deal over the past three years. Covid-19 struck which dimmed the industry and send the sector into a dark spell. … Continue reading AN INNOVATIVE NEW YEAR


TOWER: “I feel like an idiot but maintain visual with the boat, you’re still clear to land 35” PILOT: “Affirmative 2247” TOWER: “Affirmative that I’m an idiot or, that you’re gonna maintain a visual?” PILOT: “No comment”   Language proficiency plays an important role in aviation safety. From the need to communicate clearly and efficiently,… Continue reading LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IN AVIATION


We have always been told that impressions really matter. The first impression is especially important according to experts. Nonetheless, the last impression is the ‘lasting’ impression apparently; the one that stays with us for a long time. For businesses people’s tendency to remember the first and last impressions can be critical and determining. From a… Continue reading IMPRESSIONS THAT LAST


Henry Ford once said: “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking”. I would also add that to anticipate and provide what people want is the best in customer care!! People who care about their clients would be familiar with these principles. Unfortunately, for the aviation industry, the current climate is rather unpleasant.… Continue reading IS THE NEW NORM ABNORMAL?


I consider myself blessed every time I come to the Cycladic Island of Paros. There is something nice, pleasant and exciting about this place. This time, I visited Paros for a week. Staying outside Naoussa, in the North-Eastern side of the island. This touristy village has its own character with special attractiveness and splendour. It… Continue reading VISITING A GOLDEN PLACE


Businessman touching the drawn plane on the chalkboard with a globe. Recreation and tourism. Investing human and financial resources. Humanitarian assistance.

In terms of occupation, the aviation industry is a perfect ‘pool’ full of options for most people. The sector offers an abundance of employment opportunities, careers and work openings for young, mature and established professionals alike. As keen enthusiast of aviation, I want to offer readers a degree of optimism and hopefulness through this article.… Continue reading METAMORPHOSIS OF EMPLOYMENT IN AVIATION

GHAZIR HAMOD Serving aviation with excellence

For Ghazir Hamod, Greek philosopher Heraclitus’ saying “change is the only constant in life” certainly reflects his reasoning in the context of aviation. “The core essence of this industry is change, and that is to me what makes it interesting and fun,” he tells me, highlighting that this is why he enjoyed every minute of… Continue reading GHAZIR HAMOD Serving aviation with excellence


Team of business people in casual clothes sitting around the table with paper dialog boxes, discussing opinion concept

Prosperous business and organizations are well aware of the importance of effective workplace communication. In fact, ‘team communication’ is vital for success, whether we are talking about objectives, safety, operations or leadership. Even so, for communication to be effective it must be genuine, regular, clear and consistent. Not forgetting, communication is a ‘two-way street’ where… Continue reading WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION AND CHANGE

Share good things with others

The background of cooking. On a black wooden background. Top view. Free space for your text.

On a recent business trip to Derby (UK), I discovered an elegant bar-restaurant. I felt an obligation to share this experience with others. Why would you do this, one may ask? Firstly, because as a blogger I want to share helpful information with my readers. Secondly, I feel that a moral customer’s commitment urges me… Continue reading Share good things with others

End of Month News Stories

Mature businessman sitting and reading newspaper while waiting for boarding in airport

Bigger summer schedule by Ryanair Read with great interest the latest Ryanair statement in which the company announced a big increase on their flights for the coming summer. The programme will mainly concentrate on the airline’s Dublin operations with accompanying increases on investment and jobs. According to the company this is their biggest ever schedule.… Continue reading End of Month News Stories


holiday vacation jack russell dog waiting in airport terminal ready to board the airplane or plane at the gate, luggage or bag to the side

For dog owners who plan to fly on a holiday and wonder whether to take their pet along or not, is often a puzzling decision. Going on an overseas trip, dog owners have to ponder numerous aspects other than their own requirements. Take accommodation rules, regulations, local culture at destination and of course, vaccinations. Before… Continue reading PET-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY ABROAD

Industry News Stories

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UK Airshows 2022 Considering the current circumstances and the events of the past two years, 2022 looks more optimistic in terms of airshows. The past couple of seasons have been disastrous as far as airshows are concerned. Having said that, few events were delivered last year. However, nothing of the customary ratio and extravagance these… Continue reading Industry News Stories

The outstanding beauty of the ‘Dales’


Some of England’s most beautiful scenery, lies between the “Dales” and Scotland. For those who are not familiar, the Yorkshire Dales is the upland region in Northern England. The biggest part of this area forms the Yorkshire Dales District National Park. Historically, the area is linked with hard manual labour for ‘lead mining’. The remnants… Continue reading The outstanding beauty of the ‘Dales’

A short visit to “Little Bay”

After a very long time I revisited panoramic Oban, Scotland’s well-liked west-coast holiday town. For many years, I postponed a trip to the “little bay”, because unjustifiably, I presumed an unpleasant road journey. My memories from the last time when I travelled from Glasgow to Oban, were of an endless and winding road. This impression… Continue reading A short visit to “Little Bay”


democracy in prison - symbolic 3D rendering concerning totalitarian systems

DEMOCRACY: ‘An organization or situation in which everyone is treated equally and has equal rights.’ It is extremely sad to witness our world steadily moving away and getting more detached from this conviction nowadays. In its history, humanity has fought against tyrants, overthrown dictators and defeated cruel despots. Only to reach a situation where human… Continue reading THE TWILIGHT OF DEMOCRACY


Man open disaster and emergency response plan for reading.

It seems extreme foolish for anyone who manages a business or an organization to believe that nothing can go wrong. In reality, a number of things could and possibly will go wrong at some point. A member of staff calling off work, could leave you unable to provide a service. Equipment breakdown will leave you… Continue reading PLAN AHEAD – AVOID DISASTER