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.
Do you think the pilot is to blame when your flight hits turbulence or is delayed? Think again.
While diversions do happen frequently, the decision to land a plane perhaps hundreds or thousands of miles from its destination is not taken lightly. A look at why planes divert and how pilots, dispatchers and managers choose where to land your plane safely.
The FAA recently raised minimum flight hour requirements for commercial pilots to 1,500 hours. Brad Tate explores whether this stricter hiring requirement truly benefits flight safety.
Do pilots really “suck” at manual flying, as a soon-to-be-released FAA report suggests? Airbus Captain and author Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier explores this disturbing possibility.
As the pundits have it, our airlines are running out of pilots. But is this true?
As the public understands it, Sully saved 155 lives through nerves of steel and superhuman flying skills. The truth isn’t quite so romantic.
Managers at Hainan Airlines are sniffing the armpits of pilot candidates to keep bad smells off of their airplanes.
Former JetBlue Captain Clayton Osbon has been allowed to go home by reason of insanity, but is banned from going near planes.