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Airline Pilots

Airline Pilots Should Not Have to Choose Between Their Jobs and Breastfeeding Their Babies

Shannon Kiedrowski | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Shannon Kiedrowski

The combination of limiting the amount of (unpaid) maternity leave we can take and not making accommodations for us to pump breast milk once we return to work puts new mothers in a heart-wrenching position.

How Airline Pilots Lost the Basic Skills

Richie Davidson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel
Richie Davidson

Many pilots struggle to perform the most basic and critical maneuver, a stall recovery, and the FAA is seeking to understand why. Sadly, the answer lies with the FAA itself.

Passenger's Uplifting Thank-You Note To Pilot Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.01.2015 | Good News

It never hurts to say "thank you." Bethanie, an appreciative flyer who splits her time between Spain and England, apparently knows this better than...

It's Truly Terrifying That Some Pilots Earn Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business

The next time you're flying in an airplane consider this: The person operating the aircraft might not be making much more than the person who made the...

Why Modern Airports Have to Change

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.

Why The Window Seat Is Always Better

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The airplane flights that do the grunt work of your trip, that allow you to get from place to place, are a sort of forgettable magic that, if you are like me, you do not record in your diary or photograph.

Confessions Of A Regional Jet Pilot

George Hobica | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

We do what we have to do to survive, but our lifestyle is not glamorous. It is all fueled by the hope to grow our career while building our skills as a pilot.

GADLING: How Pilots Eat In The Cockpit (VIDEO)

Gadling | Kent Wien | Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

"I'm getting kind of tired of these chicken Caesar salads." I said those words just a few months into my career at American. The statement resonate...

Andrew Burmon

Getting His Wings Back Post 9/11

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.09.2011 | Travel

On September 11, 2001, Doug Beidler watched the coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center with the rest of his American Airlines flight class....

Overflying Pilots may Fly Passengers Again

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Negroni

It's too easy to criticize the Federal Aviation Administration. But this time, I'm glad it's not me who has to make the decision whether to reinstate Northwest Airlines pilots, Timothy Cheney and Richard Cole.