From the front desk of an FBO to the captain's seat of a commercial airliner, Erika has experienced everything aviation has to offer. Erika is the author of A CHICK IN THE COCKPIT and professional pilot/aviation journalist. She is a Professor of Aviation at MSU Denver, contributing editor to Plan...
As you step off the jet bridge onto the airplane, you have just a moment to take a quick look around the corner to see who, and what's, in the cockpit. Since the people in the cockpit are in charge of your life for the next few hours, passengers often wonder who they are and what they do. You might get a glimpse of white shirts, electronic screens and the throttle quadrant, but that's it. As a passenger, especially after 9/11, you are kept far away from the pilots in the cockpit.
Editor's Note: Advanced Aircrew Academy (AAA) and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) are collaborating on how best to gather the needs of business aviation, address the pilot shortage, and find innovative ways to provide solutions. Since each category of operations impacts the other, we will analyze the challenges of each category of operations. We began with FAR Part 91 Business Aviation Operations with . This article addresses Part 135 Charter.
Have you been Zoosked? It's my new verb, comes from the root word: Zoosk (zōōsk'd) verb: "to revert to being a teenager. Or, noun: a matching site where people reveal too much, but never their career." There are millions of adults who suddenly find themselves midlife, cast out into the dating world, newly addicted to checking their inbox like a teenager. Armed with new technology, they enter this new frontier reborn - which means they must get through their adult teenage years again.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".