From dispatchers to meteorologists to air traffic controllers, pilots up front could not do it without their daily expertise, knowledge and professionalism.
Some airlines still require flight engineers, but not as many as before. While they may be gone as a profession, they are certainly not forgotten.
(Editor’s note: part one of this series can be read here.) The flustered aircraft salesman walks past the front desk of the FBO pulling at his tie, a permanent blush to his cheeks; for some reason, he can’t look me in the eye. Next in through the sliding doors is the flight crew looking similarly […]
Desperate pilots don’t stay pilots long. In the short term, they may be in the air, but in the long run, the Client Factor will make a decision for them that they simply can’t live with.
Traveling with your falcon is possible. Qatar Airways has allowed them onboard for several years, knowing the importance of these animals to their owners.
Although Spirit and Frontier may be better known, Allegiant Air has enjoyed years of profitability as an ultra low cost carrier. Contributor Michael Lothrop takes a ride down to Florida to sample their product offering.
450 students doing five jumps each in two different parachutes — in less than three days. It’s impressive, and it happens at Ft. Benning almost every week.
My friends are in awe when I’m usually correct and then I’ll verify by asking “So, what do you fly?” They’ll ask how I knew they were a pilot, but I don’t like to reveal my secrets.
Sure you are always thinking about aviation, but have you ever thought about how you can use your passion to give back to the aviation community?
Meteorology Columnist Adam Daum gives us a clear understanding of fog: what the different types are, what causes it, and how it affects aviation.
This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]
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.