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Air India crew turns cockpit over to Flight Attendants to take a nap in first class

This is what happens when you dumb down the profession; it will get worse with pilot shortage. All I can say is, Wow! chip Pilots sleep as flight attendant turns off autopilot on Bangkok-Delhi flight MUMBAI: Two Air India pilots

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A better solution to the coming pilot shortage

My last post detailed a pilot recruitment program that to me is indentured servitude. Skywest Airlines has put in place a much better program. Contrast the two and then ask your self which program would you go with? Which program

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Is Indentured Servitude the answer to the world wide pilot shortage?

Apparently some operators believe it is. Take Rex Air in Australia for example: 5K up front and nonrefundable will get you a 100k loan (25K you will pay separately) an Australian commercial/instrument rating and a job as a pilot in

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Rough Cross Wind Landings…and one just right!

Were all those bad? Actually no; numbers 8-5 were fine. Another example of why those who don’t “do” should not critique! Proper technique is to let the wind weather vane you until you get close (100 feet or so and

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Boeing 787 repairs to be complete mid-May: NTSB not convinced

Boeing will have FAA approved fixes to the B-787 battery system completed by mid May. Ethiopian Airline will fly the first revenue flight Saturday, test flights resumed in April. Delivery of new aircraft will resume at the beginning of May.

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Boeing 787 back in the air

The FAA approves the battery fix for the Boeing 787. Boeing began pre-delivery flights late last week. The fixes are designed to address more than just the overheat problem. Commercial service will not return until the fixes are implemented and

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Full moon over MD-80

I took this photo just before a morning launch in Tampa. It was a beautiful day, all the way to Chicago. On days like this you really appreciate the view from the MD-80 office. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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Follow Boeing’s 787 flight test

Click here to follow the first flight test of the 787 battery system fix. chip facebook Twitter Amazon Youtube

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