Emirates Is Parking an Airplane a Day Because It Doesn’t Have Enough Pilots

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‘Mercury 13’ Trailer: The Untold Story of Female Pilots Who Secretly Reached for the Stars

There was a time when being an astronaut was the dream of many Americans. However, all of the talk was about putting the first person in space, and all of the astronauts being sent up in rockets and landing on the moon were men. But there were plenty of women who wanted a chance to […]

Report: Helicopter Pilots Voiced Safety Concerns Before Fatal Crash in NYC

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Safety Strap to Blame for Helicopter Crash, The Best Business Cards, Pilots Spot a UFO and More

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'Something just passed over us': 2 pilots report 'UFO' sighting over US (LISTEN)

Cockpit recordings show two separate airline pilots reported sightings of an unidentified flying object to the Albuquerque Air Traffic Center when flying over southeastern Arizona. On February 24, a Learjet pilot first reported the mysterious object to air traffic control while flying over the desert. “I don’t know what it was,” the pilot says. “It […]

Plane evacuated at Moscow airport after pilots see smoke (VIDEOS)

Footage has emerged that shows a Boeing plane at the Moscow airport of Domodedovo was evacuated after the cabin filled with smoke. Passengers were forced to evacuate via inflatable slides in the dark. Flight GH-173 to Novosibirsk had to abort take-off late on Tuesday, when the pilots of the Boeing-727 plane noticed smoke in the […]

Flight secrets: Pilots never fly without this surprising item

Often spotted navigating the airport with a small suitcase in tow, unlike passengers, pilots are not required to fly with many possessions.  The cabin reserves space for passengers whilst the cockpit is small and must be kept tidy. That leaves the question then, of what pilots do carry in their bags when flying around the globe.  […]

Would you trust a single-pilot plane? How flights with two pilots could become obsolete

Commercial flights often have two pilots which include a captain and first officer. This is so that, in the case of an emergency, there is always one person to fly the plane. It also keeps pilot errors to a minimum when there are two people observing the flight deck. But could planes one day only […]