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After he became a pilot, Vikas Jyani made sure that 22 residents from his village — ages 70 and up — got to experience the magic of flying. The group traveled from from New Delhi to Amritsar and Golden Temple to the Wagah Border.
Passengers on a United flight saw their pilot taking a nap in the cabin — here’s why that’s not a big deal
Passengers on a United Airlines flight from Newark to Glasgow, Scotland said they saw their pilot napping in the cabin during the flight. Despite photos and a Scottish newspaper story going viral, this is actually standard practice. On longer flights, pilots take federally mandated crew rests.
Airlines are ‘desperate’ for new pilots, and the shortage is contributing to canceled routes that are taking a toll on smaller cities
Airlines are facing an increasing pilot shortage. That's largely because fewer young people are interested in the industry and training requirements have changed. As a result, some smaller carriers have had to cancel flights and routes, leading smaller cities to lose many travel options.
Airline pilots are trained to be attentive when they're on planes so that they will notice details that slip by most passengers.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla, used to fly a high-performance military jet the early days of SpaceX and Tesla. He flew his Aero L-39 Albatros, which Russian military fighter jet pilots train in, upside-down and at "tree top level" over mountains.
Ryanair warns more than 300 pilots and flight crew members to move to Poland or risk losing their jobs
Ryanair, an Irish, ultra-low cost carrier, has been struggling with staffing issues as Dublin-based pilots and flight crew strike for better benefits and pay. On Wednesday, the company advised employees to move to Poland to avoid being laid off.
A US pilot allegedly kidnapped and tried to deport a student back to China — and it points to a much larger trend
In a case the police described as "very strange," the pilot of a California flight school, along with his assistant, allegedly kidnapped and tried to deport a Chinese student. The two offenders threatened the student and battered him, before taking him to a local airport where they were arrested.
An airline pilot explains how to speak "airline".
A new pilot-training program will provide data on "the potential for enlisted members to train to fly modern combat aircraft," an Air Force officer said.
Eugene Ely's biplane successfully took off from the USS Birmingham on November 14, 1910, narrowly avoiding a collision with the water.