Black box reveals the futile struggle between pilots and computer inside the cockpit of doomed Lion Air Flight JT610

Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images The pilots of last month’s doomed Lion Air Flight JT610 fought in a life-or-death tug-of-war with a malfunctioning automated flight system, data from the flight’s black box reviewed by the New York Times show. That struggle to keep the plane from nosediving ended when the almost new Boeing 737 Max hit the […]

Laser shone at plane cockpit flying at 29,000 feet, police investigate

A laser was shone into the cockpit of a passenger plane which was flying at 29,000ft (8,840m). Humberside police have confirmed the incident happened on Saturday as the plane flew over North East Lincolnshire. The Scandinavian commercial flight from Manchester to Bilund, Denmark, was hit by the laser at 18:45 GMT on Sunday. READ MORE: Tiny […]

This cool video goes inside the A-10 cockpit when the Warthog starts blasting

Screenshot/US Navy The following video shows A-10 Warthogs firing 2.75″ rockets and 30mm ammunition during a live fire exercise at Red Flag Alaska June 11-21, 2018 in Alaska. The video is pretty short and along with some cool cockpit footage it gives a pretty good idea about what the sound of a GAU-8 Avenger 30 […]

Pilot 'sucked halfway out' as cockpit window shatters at 32,000 feet

A co-pilot cheated death when a cockpit window broke and fell out during a flight in China. The windshield on the right side of the Airbus A319’s cockpit cracked, shattered and fell out mid-air. The incident occurred when the plane had just reached its cruising altitude of 32,000 feet, about 30 minutes after it had […]

easyJet pilot suspended after being caught on SNAPCHAT in the cockpit mid-flight

An easyJet captain and his co-pilot who were recently caught on video playing Snapchat in the cockpit of a plane mid-flight have been suspended. Named as Michel Castellucci by The Sun, he and his co-pilot were caught on their phones using the filters and emotions on the social media app during a flight from Paris […]

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Theater Standee Puts You in the Millennium Falcon Cockpit

What would it be like to ride in the cockpit alongside Han Solo, Chewie, and Lando Calrissian? You’ll probably never know, but at least you’ll get a little taste of it thanks to a new Solo: A Star Wars Story cardboard standee. The Solo Millennium Falcon standee was revealed by Disney last week, previewing the cockpit […]

Woman tried to enter cockpit, bit & kicked flight attendants during landing

In a bizarre air rage incident, a woman snapped and launched herself from her backrow seat towards the pilots’ compartment as the plane was about to touch down. She kicked and bit flight attendants who attempted to calm her. Every air passenger knows that as a plane descends it is time to fasten your seat […]

This Instagram-famous pilot’s photos of thunderstorms, blinding sunrises, and the Northern Lights show what it’s like to work from the cockpit at 37,000 feet

Instagram/jpcvanheijst 34-year-old Christiaan van Heijst, Dutch senior first officer and cargo pilot, flies the Boeing 747-8 and -400 Freighter — and he’s racked up 8,000 hours of flying time. Van Heijst is also a travel blogger and photographer. He takes photos of the incredible views he enjoys from the cockpit via his Instagram account, then writes about them […]

Captain Jack Sparrow? Delta plane rerouted to Detroit due to a bird in a cockpit

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 12:08 A Delta flight had to reroute and return to Detroit after an unexpected ‘feathered’ passenger was discovered inside a cockpit. The stowaway – reportedly a tiny sparrow – apparently sneaked inside the flight deck during boarding. The pilots of Flight 1943 from Detroit to Atlanta saw a small bird […]