Let’s Scare the Passengers

If it wasn’t for company policy requiring me to go and find some smooth air, I’d just tighten my seat belt, put my arms up in the air and yell, “yeehaw!”
by Erika Armstrong
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Getting Chicks Into the Cockpit

Our culture has not caught up with its own ideology yet (i.e. letting women “have it all”), but I will firmly state that it’s headed in the right direction.
by Erika Armstrong
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Getting You There Safely: Working With the Weather

From dispatchers to meteorologists to air traffic controllers, pilots up front could not do it without their daily expertise, knowledge and professionalism.
by Justin Schlechter
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Plumbers in the Sky: The Demise of the Flight Engineer

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.
by Michael Lothrop
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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.
by Erika Armstrong
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