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Airline News

Initial Air France Flight 447 Black Box Info Raises More Questions Than Answers: Pilot

Posted May 31, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Pilot/columnist Justin Schlechter examines what might have happened in the cockpit over the Atlantic on June 1st, 2009.

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Rebuilding the Perception of Airline Pilots, One Passenger at at Time

Posted July 24, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Do you think the pilot is to blame when your flight hits turbulence or is delayed? Think again.

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Aviation News

#TBT: St. Maarten’s Tropical Plane Spotting Paradise

Posted July 3, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Airline pilot and columnist Justin Schlechter goes back to his aviation enthusiast roots to share the experience of his first trip to St. Maarten.

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Aviation News

Approaches: Pilots Are Still Flying ‘Em!

Posted October 4, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

In a day when the flight deck is filled with automation, pilots love the opportunity to grab the controls and navigate their airplane to a challenging yet safe landing.

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How the Media Blew That Michelle Obama ‘Close Call’ Story: A Pilot’s Take

Posted April 22, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Blaring headlines of the First Lady’s supposed brush with death were hysterically overhyped, says this airline pilot.

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Columnists

Showboating Pilots: The Line Between Fun and Safety

Posted October 23, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Some fortunate pilots get the opportunity to live out their inner Maverick in a transport jet. Sometimes, it’s done with prior practice and planning; sometimes, not so much.

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Throwback Thursday: Ghosts of Octobers Past

Posted October 16, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Columnist/Pilot Justin Schlechter shares a story of flight crew really earning their paychecks, as the the autumn nights over Alaska bring some challenges in their 747 at the end of a long Pacific hop.

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Homecoming

Posted May 4, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

The heartwarming story of a pilot’s career coming full circle, his boyhood dreams becoming a reality while on approach in the airspace over New York City in a Boeing 747-400.

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The Adventures of Crew Layovers!

Posted July 17, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Few stop to think about what their flight crew is doing after they disembark at the end of their journey. Millions tune-in to watch the exciting lives of pilots and flight attendants in their free time on TV. But what really goes on?

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American 757 braving dusty snow in Boston. (Photo by Ron Stella)
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Editorials

A Wicked Winter’s Eve in the Skies: Pilots DO Feel Bad When Weather Delays Your Flight

Posted January 13, 2012 by Justin Schlechter

Out of sight and out of mind is such an easy mindset to fall into, but down a winding jetway, a flight crew sits in the front of a widebody airliner and truly feels badly for the delays that mother nature is throwing at their customers this cold wintry night.

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