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How Panic Doomed Air France Flight 447

Jeff Wise | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Jeff Wise

How, in the age of satellite navigation and instantaneous global communication, could a state-of-the art airliner simply vanish?

Pan Am Days: A Near Miss At JFK

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.29.2011 | Travel
Carole Mallory

I was feeling safe and secure beneath the navigator's seat belt when I saw the nose of a gigantic jet coming straight at us.

In Europe, Fatigued Pilots Could Be 'Drunk' Pilots

Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Under proposed new aviation rules in the European Union, pilots could see their duty hours go from nine to 13 hours, reports the Daily Mail. That mean...

Lee Speigel

UFO Sightings Increase 67 Percent In 3 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 10.26.2011 | Weird News

Unemployment, gas prices, and fear over global warming aren't the only things skyrocketing -- so are mysterious objects rocketing through the sky. ...

Racy Pics Spark Airline Investigation

AOL Travel News | Posted 10.08.2011 | Travel

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Airlifting Animals In Need: Nonprofit Connects Pilots With Pet Rescuers

Gimundo | Posted 08.11.2011 | Impact

John Quimby, an IBM executive from West Chester, Ohio, has been a recreational pilot for years. He always used to feel like his hobby was a wasteful p...

Tales of Pan Am: 350 Eggs... But Who's Counting?

Helen Davey | Posted 07.17.2011 | Comedy
Helen Davey

It was on a night flight from JFK to Buenos Aires, early in my 20-year career as a stewardess, when I faced one of my biggest challenges: cooking and dishing a full breakfast for over 100 passengers.

A Ride in the Cockpit of an Airbus A318

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The flakes have mushroomed into a blizzard. We reach 'decision' speed (where there is not enough runway left to stop) and this is the second that Cavender tells me that our number two engine is out.

Airport Body Scanners: More Radiation Than You Think?

Gayle Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gayle Greene

Media discussions of airport scanners have focused on privacy issues, but these pale beside the danger of increased radiation exposure.

'Crash Pads': Are Sleepy Pilots Flying Your Plane?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

An ABC News report that airs Wednesday on World News and Nightline shows the conditions many pilots are forced to deal with when trying to sleep betwe...

Pilot's Licenses Still Short On Security Measures

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

WASHINGTON — In an attempt to improve security, Congress told the Federal Aviation Administration in 2004 to come up with a pilot's license that...

U.S. Air Force Plan To Train Over Southwest Colorado And New Mexico Sparks Concerns

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Air Force thinks the rough-hewn peaks of southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico make excellent surrogates for the treacherous mountain ra...

Pilots Take Security Complaints to the Right Folks

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
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Christine Negroni

As ridiculous as it looks, sometimes the belt and suspenders approach makes sense

After Deadly Crash, Pilots Take On Big Business Lobbyists Over Battery Safety

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Safety advocates have warned for more than a decade that someday an air shipment of lithium batteries like those used in cameras, c...

PHOTOS: 10 Tricks & Tips From Pilots

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

We came across an article in Reader's Digest entitled "50 Things Your Pilot Won't Tell You." While we have to admit the title made us nervous, it also...

WATCH, UPDATE: Unidentified Drunk Delta Pilot Arrested IN THE COCKPIT

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

UPDATE, 9/15: According to ABC News, the pilot was removed from the plane after it had already left the gate. According to the Associated Press, he w...

UFOs 'On The Record'

Posted 08.18.2011 | Books

Last month, journalist Leslie Kean revealed shocking testimonials from government officials about unexplained behavior by unknown objects in the sky o...

UFOs 'On The Record'

Posted 08.18.2011 | Books

The subject of UFOs -- of intense interest to the general public -- is no longer something that reputable journalists will feel they need to avoid or ...

Jamail Larkins: Born To Fly

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Timothy Cooper

At only 25-years-old, the sky is truly the limit for this airman's ambition. Creating Ascension Aircraft, Jamail Larkins connects with consumers who are interested in buying and selling aircrafts.

Tales of Pan Am: Pathological Passengers

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Feeling at times like a nurse in a psychiatric ward, I was endlessly fascinated by the human drama that unfolds on a long flight across the Atlantic. The behavior of one couple particularly intrigued me.

FAA: Pilots On Antidepressants Now Permitted To Fly

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The government is lifting a 70-year-old ban on letting pilots fly while on antidepressants, citing improvements in the drugs and an...

Orphaned By Job Loss: The Death of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

December 21, 1988, the day that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been called "the day that the heart of Pan American died."

Fake Pilot Arrested In Holland

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — A pilot suspected of flying with a forged license for more than a decade was arrested in the Netherlands shortly before he was sched...

FAA Behind In Safety Initiatives Year After Buffalo Crash

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — A year after a regional airliner crashed into a house near Buffalo, N.Y., killing 50 people, the government has failed to implement...

Flight ET409 Exposes Lebanon's Racist Underbelly

Patrick Galey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Galey

Even though there were nine nationalities aboard the Boeing 737 jet which burst into flames and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off in a vio...