Flight secrets: Pilot reveals when you SHOULD worry about turbulence

Flights and how planes work is a mystery for many plane passengers and one simply has to put faith in the pilots’ capabilities. Turbulence is the most common concern for fliers. It can vary from mild disturbance to being jolted violently in your seat. It is caused by different masses of air colliding at different […]

Pilot sparks travel chaos after FAILING mandatory breathalyser test

A pilot was reportedly grounded after failing essential breathalyser tests before take-off. The member of staff at at All Nippon Airways (ANA) fell short of the mandatory health requirements, relating to their consumption of alcohol, prior to accompanying passengers on board. The behaviour of the pilot in particular is said to have come about on the route […]

Flight secrets: Pilot reveals this horrifying fact about plane food

Flights are not known for providing good quality plane food the majority of the time, many passengers believe. A pilot has now revealed that there’s another reason – beyond taste – why travellers may want to think again about aircraft meals. The pilot, who posted on US knowledge-sharing site Quora unveiled the alarming way food […]

A civilian pilot participating in a military exercise crashed a jet off the coast of Hawaii

CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images A civilian contractor for the Hawaii Air National Guardin stable condition after a Hawker Hunter jet crashed in the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said the jet went down in the ocean around 2:25 p.m. after taking off from Honolulu’s airport. The pilot was rescued […]

'Heartbreaking:' 145 pilot whales die after washing ashore on remote NZ beach (VIDEO)

Two massive pods totaling up to 145 pilot whales beached and died after washing up on an hard-to-reach sandy beach in New Zealand. Half of the stranded mammals died when the help arrived, the rest were put down. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DoC) has released daunting footage showing dozens of pilot whales sprawled helplessly […]

Brink of starvation: Jailed Russian pilot Yaroshenko urges US authorities to give him healthcare

Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, jailed in the US for 20 years after a DEA sting operation, urged US prison authorities to provide him with immediate healthcare. The pilot has lost many of his teeth and cannot eat properly. The jailed Russian citizen is being deprived of adequate healthcare, despite repeatedly sending requests to the prison […]

Flight secrets: Can a plane door really be opened mid-flight? Pilot reveals the truth

Flights and how planes really work are a mystery to the majority of aircraft passengers. One questions many people ask is whether a plane door can be opened during a flight. A pilot from Australian airline Jetstar has now revealed the answer to this aviation enigma. Brett Manders explained to Australian network Seven’s Sunrise breakfast programme how plane doors really […]

Pilot Causes Hijacking Scare in India After Squawking Distress Code

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Pilot Found With Loaded Gun in Carry-On at Florida Airport

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Feds shut down self-driving school bus pilot in Florida

Enlarge (credit: Transdev) The Trump administration has taken a hands-off approach to regulating self-driving cars, but on Friday federal regulators decided that one self-driving car project had gone too far. In a sharply-worded statement, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it has ordered the French transportation company Transdev to stop transporting schoolchildren in a […]