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History Hour: The yet unchallenged speed record on Boeing 720
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History Hour: The yet unchallenged speed record on Boeing 720

On August 15, 1962, American Airlines’ Captain Eugene M. Kruse set a National Aeronautic Association Class C-...

Opinion: no deal on post-Brexit aviation is worse than a bad deal
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Opinion: no deal on post-Brexit aviation is worse than a bad deal

Recent flight disruptions may be a harbinger of things to come if Brexit negotiators do not afford some level of pr...

Minimizing crash risks: can tech make aviation safer?
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Minimizing crash risks: can tech make aviation safer?

The never-ceasing technology quest keeps shaping the landscape of aviation. Transforming existing payment technologies,...

History Hour: Bell P-39 Airacobra, the futuristic US fighter jet
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History Hour: Bell P-39 Airacobra, the futuristic US fighter jet

On August 9, 1939, the prototype Bell XP-39 Airacobra was flown from the Langley Memorial Aeronautics Laboratory (Langle...

Airbus Zephyr S breaks record of longest flight ever
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Airbus Zephyr S breaks record of longest flight ever

Airbus Defense & Space announced the successful maiden flight of their Zephyr S HAPS. The “High Altitude Pseud...

INFOGRAPHIC: History of Californian aviation
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INFOGRAPHIC: History of Californian aviation

Though Los Angeles might be best known for the stars on the streets, there’s just as much history with the ones in...

I Fly Every Day, So Why Do I Need A Practice SIM?
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I Fly Every Day, So Why Do I Need A Practice SIM?

The most important part of a simulator interview ride is how quickly and how well you adapt to an unfamiliar environment...

NASA names first nine astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing missions
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NASA names first nine astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing missions

On August 3, 2018, NASA revealed the names of nine astronauts who will be aboard of the first space capsules, the Boeing...

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Opinion: Is space junk polluting space before we live there?

Scientists have predicted that the maximum number of people the Earth can sustain is somewhere between nine and ten bill...

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The future of personal air transportation

While long distance travel may be getting easier, the ease of travel in urban environments is showing an inverse relatio...

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Someone, please explain the airline pilot interview process

“How do I prepare for my interview and when’s the best time to start?” It’s a triple-barrelled question I am asked on a...

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When the Qantas “Flying Kangaroo” almost went supersonic

Back in the 60s, when supersonic travel was a hype, Qantas dreamt of flying twice the speed of sound. But to m...

History Hour: Lockheed F-104 Starfighter crash kills a legend
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History Hour: Lockheed F-104 Starfighter crash kills a legend

On July 26, 1958, US Air Force test pilot Capt. Iven Kincheloe, Jr., was killed on impact when his Lockheed F-104A Starf...

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Yet another speed record for Virgin Galactic Unity rocket plane

Virgin Galactic tested the suborbital rocket plane VSS Unity for the third time on July 26, 2018, above the Mojave Deser...

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Airlines Share The Mistakes Pilots Are Making During Interviews

I had the privilege of talking to several members of Major Airlines HR teams recently. They were extremely candid,...