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What It Is Like To Work For An Airline As An #Avgeek

What is it like going from being a lifelong #avgeek to actually making it your profession? Gordon Gebert takes us through his transition.

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ETOPS – Enhancing Safety On Long Flights

As a passenger, you might see the word “ETOPS” stenciled on airplanes. What does ETOPS mean and why is it important?

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Divert (From the Pilot’s Point Of View)

The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline’s and passenger’s plans. Brad Tate explains the process behind diverting to another airport.

CorpPilots Editorials

Blue Collar on a White Shirt

When an oil pressure gauge starts to move in flight, pilots use both colors of their collar and open up several learned skills at once.

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After 37 Years, Remembering the Horrors and Sacrifices of PSA Flight 182

It has been 37 years since San Diego residents and the viewing public endured the crash of PSA Flight 182, and the tragic events from that 1978 day are not forgotten.

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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


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



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


American Airlines Offered a Single Operating Certificate, Completing Merge with US Airways

On April 8, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a single operating certificate to American Airlines and US Airways, signifying a major step in their integration process. For more than a year, over 700 employees re...
by Douglas Wint

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Total Turbulence Helps Guide Flights To Smoother Skies

Real-time turbulence reports are now crowdsourced directly from flights en route. However, it's the planes -- not the passengers -- doing the talking.
by Paul Thompson



REVEALED: The Dirty Truth About Chemtrails (Satire)

"Captain X" Takes us inside the cockpit and reveals the TRUTH about chemtrails.
by Ken Hoke


Fatal Facts: Analyzing the Truth Behind Airline Crash Safety Statistics

We always hear how safe air travel is, referenced with various brief stats and phrases, but where do they come from? Here's the air travel safety breakdown.
by Phil Derner Jr.


Emirates Continues Its Foray Into North America

Emirates' focus on acquiring large capacity aircraft follows a non-traditional path that is admired by many, and a cause for concern for others.
by Douglas Wint