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Solar Impulse Lifts Solar Industry to New Heights

Rhone Resch | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Rhone Resch

Someone once said: "Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world's greatest need." Without question, the pilots of Solar Impul...

From a Flight Attendant's Point of View: Thoughts on Asiana Flight #214

Patricia Sund | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Patricia Sund

There's a lot more to being a flight attendant than slinging orange juice. You just don't see it. If you saw what was covered in my manual, you'd freak. And there's only so much training you can get before you run into something that has never happened before.

Mandy Moore: 'You Win Some & You Lose Some'

Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

Mandy Moore has been giving TV the ol' college try for a few pilot seasons now and in this latest cycle, she was attached to both an ABC comedy, "Pull...

'Fly' A British Airways Jet

George Hobica | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

I don't play video games, and probably I never will now that I've landed an Airbus A380 at airports all over the world in a flight simulator. Because ...

Ten Horrible Pilots We Hope We Never Fly With

George Hobica | Posted 06.22.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

There are plenty of instances where pilots have misbehaved throughout history -- some of them almost hilariously. Here is a look back at some very memorable misfeasance. After all, they're only human.

Air Ambulance Pilot Texting Leads to Disaster

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.10.2013 | Crime
Christine Negroni

The pilot of an emergency medical helicopter was text messaging before and during the flight that ended in disaster near an airport in Mosby, Mo. in 2011.

How This Former Pilot Got His Swagger Back

Posted 03.29.2013 | Fifty

"It took me a while to try to find my purpose again. I think we all need that, and men are even worse at -- we are what we do. One day I was a senior jet caption, the next day I'm just a guy living on the 4th floor."

Can A Fart Crash A Plane?

www.newser.com | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weird News

A new study addresses our flatulence issues while flying. As passengers we have nothing to worry about. But the study shows that our pilot's farting c...

Meet NBC's New 'Ironside'

Posted 02.05.2013 | TV

The "Ironside" remake is a-go at NBC. Blair Underwood will star in the NBC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The remake of the 1960s dram...

Drunk Before Takeoff? American Eagle Pilot Taken Into Custody

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

Passengers who were supposed to fly from Minneapolis-St. Paul to New York's LaGuardia airport Friday morning may be relieved to know that they were de...

EXCLUSIVE: 'Wire' Alum Lands Major Role On USA's 'Graceland'

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 11.06.2012 | TV

Gbenga Akinnagbe has landed a major recurring role on USA's new drama "Graceland," HuffPost TV has learned exclusively. Akinnagbe, perhaps best kn...

5 Disruptive And Unruly Airline Strikes

Elizabeth Thorp | Posted 12.12.2012 | Travel
Elizabeth Thorp

It isn't unusual for travelers to wonder if there is precedent for the current chaos on the runways.

What You Need To Know About Takeoff

www.usatoday.com | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

11:56AM EST October 1. 2012 - Question: When a plane is speeding down the runway, what determines when liftoff occurs. Is this the pilot's decision? ...

Why Is A Plane's Cockpit Door Open At Boarding?

travel.usatoday.com | Posted 08.20.2012 | Travel

Why does the flight crew keep the cabin door open as the aircraft is being boarded? Is there a specific reason they wait until just before pushback to...

Shared Passion: Realizing the Dream

Jen Grisanti | Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

Sharing passion is the gift that connects us all. It is the glue that makes a dream a reality. When we connect with others who are where we want to be, we start to believe the dream is possible.

Asleep at the Wheel

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Just as the country gears up for a summer trip, the National Sleep Foundation released the 2012 Sleep in America poll, its first survey of transportation professionals sleep habits and work performance. The results are not reassuring.

Torture In The Air: A Traveler's Rant

Tom Alderman | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Tom Alderman

Many of us have a genuine anxiety about flying. It's not so much that the plane will fall out of the sky -- although to some of us it's always a possibility -- it's more about the entire truly tortuous air travel experience.

UPDATE: Sleepy Pilot Thought Venus Was A Plane

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2012 | Travel

UPDATE 5/8/2012 (non-Reuters copy): Passengers on board the Air Canada flight that took a dive after the pilot mistook the planet Venus for an oncomin...

When Pilots Go Postal

George Hobica | Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Thousands of airplanes take off and touch down every day without incident, but every now and then -- as we were so vividly reminded this week with the story of the JetBlue pilot and his midair meltdown -- things can go spectacularly wrong.

Your Cracked Skull Is Someone Else's Brilliant Idea

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.09.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

At first glance it might not seem that President Obama and kid-rocker Justin Bieber have much in common. But both men had just a tad too much altitude going through the doorway of aircraft and -- boom! -- the celebrity noggins got a good crack while the paparazzi snapped photos.

CBS' Sherlock Holmes Pilot Casts Female Watson

TVLine | Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

Further proof that CBS’ in-the-works Sherlock Holmes reboot will take the iconic franchise in a radical new direction: The network has cast Lucy Liu...

Excerpts From Hot New Sitcom: Leave it to Nietzsche

Doug Lieblich | Posted 04.28.2012 | Comedy
Doug Lieblich

Every year, hundreds of pilot scripts jockey for a coveted position on a network's primetime lineup. One such script, was the highly lauded pilot Leave it to Nietzsche.

Tired Pilots Are Falling Asleep At The Controls

Posted 02.23.2012 | Travel

British pilots warned members of Parliament Tuesday that if proposals to increase pilot flying time are approved, it will be a danger to public safety...

'Scrubs' Alum Sarah Chalke Books New Pilot

TVLine | Posted 02.04.2012 | TV

'Scrubs' alumn Sarah Chalke has landed the lead in an ABC multi-camera sitcom pilot called "How to Live With Your Parents for the Rest of Your Life."...

'Always Sunny' Star Gets Fox Pilot Deal

Posted 01.10.2012 | TV

Fox is quickly making pilot order moves for the 2012-2013 season. In addition to the comedy about a single mom and her brother who moves in to be the ...