Category «Pilots»

5 Deadly Mistakes Even The Most Experienced Pilots Make

As pilots, most of us have made one or more of these mistakes… Here are some reasons why you won’t make those same mistakes again: 1) Ignoring weight and balance calculations and limitations. Think doing weight and balance isn’t worth it? Tell that to the 16,000+ hour ATP licensed captain who crashed this Bombardier Challenger …

10 outstanding women from aviation history

The world of aviation has long been known as a male dominated occupation and hobby. Thankfully it is becoming an increasingly popular vocation for women to discover and enjoy. We have decided to reflect and celebrate the women who made some of the most groundbreaking achievements with regards to aviation history. ‘Amelia Earhart, Los Angeles’ …

5 PLACES AIRLINES PILOTS HATE TO FLY

If you think you have gripes about air travel these days, consider the pilots and flight crews who deal with extreme delays and harried passengers every time they go to work. We asked one pilot, a first officer with a major U.S. airline for 19 years and counting, to dish exclusively to AOL Travel which …

15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Airline Pilots

Often described as having the best “view from the office” in the world, airline pilots are tasked with shuttling hundreds of passengers to and from domestic and international destinations. The responsibility is considerable, and so are the requirements: Commercial airlines typically demand thousands of hours of flight time and dues-paying in cargo and regional jobs …

The 7 Worst Things Airline Pilots Have Done Mid-Flight

People with a fear of flying often cite the sense of helplessness as one of the most terrifying aspects of the phobia. When you travel by air, you’re entrusting your very existence to someone you’ve likely never met, nor know anything about, and that can be disconcerting. But of course, flying is the safest form …

5 Deadly Mistakes Even The Most Experienced Pilots Make

As pilots, most of us have made one or more of these mistakes… Here are some reasons why you won’t make those same mistakes again: 1) Ignoring weight and balance calculations and limitations. Think doing weight and balance isn’t worth it? Tell that to the 16,000+ hour ATP licensed captain who crashed this Bombardier Challenger …