An airline pilot explains how difficult it would be to steal a plane

Youtube/Handout via REUTERS Horizon Air employee Richard Russell stole one of the airline’s Bombardier Q400 aircraft on Friday. Russell took the plane on an hour-long flight before crashing. Airline pilot Patrick Smith of AskThePilot.com  said concern over the security threat posed by airline employees is overblown. Editor’s note: Patrick Smith is a commercial airline pilot who […]

The Air Force wants to fight its severe pilot shortage with a special career path for fliers

(US Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham) The head of Air Mobility Command says he keeps asking himself what he got the US Air Force into after working with the service to launch the Aviator Technical Track program. But Gen. Carlton Everhart is betting that the experimental program will have more benefits than costs at […]

Waymo pilot program shows how self-driving cars could boost transit

Enlarge / One of the earliest families in Waymo’s public trial in Phoenix poses with a Waymo minivan. (credit: Waymo) Waymo is about to launch a pilot program to explore how self-driving cars can be used in combination with public transit, the Google self-driving car unit announced on Tuesday. Starting in August, employees of Valley Metro, […]

Ryanair flights: Full list of cancelled flights due to 24 hour pilot strike

Ryanair pilots are to strike from today for 24 hours, affecting thousands of passengers. For the duration of the day (12 July) pilots will strike over disagreements on seniority and promotions after 99 per cent supported the action according to pilot union Forsa. Ryanair has refuted the claim and state only 27 per cent supported […]

Ryanair flights: Airline to meet pilot union as strike threatens thousands on Thursday

Ryanair has agreed to meet to prevent the 24-hour strike taking place later this week. The location of the meeting point is yet to be determined although is hoped to be a neutral space. Fórsa confirmed in a statement that the “location of the meeting would remain confidential,” according to Independent.ie. Pilots are striking for […]

Adam Devine Joins Danny McBride's Righteous New HBO Comedy Pilot

Call it Devine intervention: Adam Devine (Workaholics, Modern Family) has joined the cast of’s HBO’s religiously-tinged comedy pilot Righteous Gemstones, which hails from Eastbound & Down/Vice Principals auteur Danny McBride. In the potential series, McBride stars as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest son and “heir to the throne” of a world-famous televangelist family “with a long tradition of deviance, greed, […]

Danny McBride, John Goodman to Star in HBO Televangelist Comedy Pilot

This casting is just heavenly: Danny McBride and John Goodman are set to play a televangelist son and father in the HBO comedy pilot The Righteous Gemstones, TVLine has learned.   McBride will star as Jesse Gemstone, the eldest son and “heir to the throne” of a world-famous televangelist family “with a long tradition of deviance, […]

Jeremy Irons Joins Cast of HBO's Watchmen Pilot From Damon Lindelof

The cast of Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen pilot keeps getting bigger and better: Jeremy Irons has signed on to play a lead role in the new HBO adaptation, according to our sister site Deadline. The pilot — which isn’t a strictly faithful adaptation of the classic Alan Moore comic series, but an original story inspired by […]

Game of Thrones' George R.R. Martin Weighs In on Prequel Pilot, Confirms Another Spinoff Concept Is 'Shelved'

If Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin has his way, the drama’s recently ordered spinoff pilot will be called The Long Night. HBO greenlit the officially as-yet-untitled pilot — one of five prequel concepts in the running to carry on theThrones mantle after the original series ends in 2019 — on Friday. The fantasy author […]