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God Bless the Night Shift

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

And especially for all those who risk their lives at night to keep us safe, warm and comfortable, we should all say a special thanks and prayer for safety. Because being up all night is interesting, and sometimes profitable. But it's almost never preferable. And I speak from experience.

What Are the Most Dangerous Places for Commercial Airliners to Fly Through?

Quora | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Quora

"Dangerous" airspace is made so by a lack of awareness regarding whatever adverse conditions exist within it, or by responding inappropriately to known negatives at play.

Higher Learning: A Pilot's Journey Begins

Christine Hannon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Christine Hannon

Flying is soaring between Heaven and Earth with a very real sense of mortality and responsibility. It is a balance of forces to create lift and a balance of focus to maintain attitudes. For the pilot governed by Visual Flight Rules, 20 percent of one's focus is on the instruments while 80 percent looks outside at what God created.

Hawaiian Weapons in Battle for Market Share; Seaweed and Ukulele Charm

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.05.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Hawaiian comfort food like Spam Musubi is part of the differentiation and it doesn't stop there. The marketing plan may have started out with the airline wanting to give slices of the Hawaiian life to travelers, but the locals wanted to make their own cultural contribution.

Twin WWII Pilots Celebrate 92nd Birthdays With Bird's Eye View

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.06.2014 | Good News

These nonagenarians know how to celebrate in style. Twin brothers Dewey and Earl Robertson of Roanoke, Virginia, shared their passion for flight a...

Ever Wondered What It's Like to be a Private Pilot?

Quora | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Quora

If you have the cash, and you're capable of committing to the training schedule without losing interest partway through, then that's all you need. There's no need for "born talent," or anything like that. All you need is money and dedication.

Iraq's Air Force

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Where is the Iraqi Air Force? What does the Iraqi Air Force consist of? How many attack helicopters and attack fighters does it have in flyable condition? Most importantly, how many trained pilots does it have who can fly combat missions?

Unfit for Publication: How USA Today Got Everything Wrong

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.18.2014 | Media
Jeff Schweitzer

USA Today splashed across its June 18, 2014, front page the breathless headline, "Unfit for Flight" to dramatize the deadly enterprise of flying general aviation aircraft (small airplanes). There is only one problem: Nearly every inference about aviation in the article is wrong.

5 First Impressions of TV Shows We Forgot to Watch

Hulu.com | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Hulu.com

In order to steady our shaky remote finger until the fall, we've decided to go deep into the archives and take a look at some of the supposedly great, albeit now canceled, shows that we let slip through the cracks (even if it was 20 years ago).

Cerberus Loots Bankrupt Airline's Health Care Account

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

We don't know how much was in that account. We do know it barely amounted to pocket change for Cerberus, which stands to profit handsomely from the wind-down of World Airways and the sale of assets from a sister airline.

Tales of Pan Am: You Just Can't Make These Stories Up

Helen Davey | Posted 06.24.2014 | Travel
Helen Davey

During Pan Am's fabled 64 years of operation, thousands of stories have emerged and, as I can attest to, Pan Am-er's still love telling them. I know I do.

The LEGO Pilot Is The Cutest Thing You'll See All Week

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.15.2014 | Travel

Last week we introduced you to a pilot who takes epic aerial photos from the cockpit. This week, we'd like you to meet the LEGO Pilot. This little...

Flying Like the Rich and Famous: City-to-City On a Private Jet

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I'll bet that flying -- to you -- means roughly what it does to me. Battling seat-pockets that eat knee-space. Emptying your inner life into plastic ...

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...

REPORTS: Pilots Make This Big Mistake All The Time

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't. On at least 150 flights, including one involving a ...

Loglines for Recently Picked up Network Sitcoms -- Coming this Fall!

Joe Cristalli | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Joe Cristalli

Don't ask me how, because I won't tell you -- but recently, I came across the loglines for some highly anticipated new shows coming to network televis...

Take Your Flight Gaming Into the Real World

Steve Tupper | Posted 03.09.2014 | Technology
Steve Tupper

There's nothing wrong with being adept with a game controller. In fact, skills developed on gaming consoles and in simulators have real-world application for those who fly unmanned aerial vehicles ('UAVs').

Majority 'Don't Trust' Female Pilots

Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel

File this under "something we never knew we should be caring about:" If a woman's flying a plane, would you get off? Make of this what you will...

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."