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Articles that are under this category contain pilot career information and stories from all around the world.

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Have I ever witnessed a fully loaded passenger jet takeoff without clearance, like the Tenerife Airport Disaster?  Yes. There’s another Captain Jacob Van Zanten …

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Taking a look at chicks vs roosters in the cockpit, and what makes a better pilot. The Answer I wasn’t searching for the answer …

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Do You Make your Copilot calculate Holdover Time? Now There’s an App for That! Figuring out Holdover Time (HOT) is usually pawned off onto …

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NextGen pilots is what I’m calling the new generation of pilots who will stand on the shoulders of previous aviation giants and move aviation that much …

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My story of becoming a pilot in Kenya and my love affair with aviation started when I was a little child aged about three. My …

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A Perfect Storm Created the Aviation Industry’s Pilot Shortage Problem The aviation industry and government regulators have created a perfect storm, but you have to …

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Why Are Pilots Like That? Have you ever talked to a cop who is off duty? There’s something there…it still seeps through. You can’t …

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What are the Differences between Airline Pilot Training Schools? Depending on who owns the airline pilot training schools and what their emphasis is on, …

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Why Learn How to Fly an Airplane: An Airline Pilot’s Perspective Captain Kenneth W. Phelps, Delta Retired Do you ever dream of flying? Why …

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We were struck by lightning on approach to Dallas, in a snowstorm, on New Year’s Eve. Even though pilots train constantly for specific nonstandard …