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Ruta Burbaite
Student pilot lands plane after instructor passes out mid-flight

What was supposed to be his first lesson on a two-seater plane turned into a crash course on how to fly and land a light aircraft solo. A trainee pilot was forced to take over the controls and make an emergency landing after his flight instructor collapsed mid-flight. With the guidance of air traffic control, the student managed to land the plane safely at an airport in Perth, Australia....


AeroTime Team
Forza Italia, Forza Frecce Tricolori! Emanuele Savani interview

We sit down and talk with Captain Emanuele Savani, the 1st Right Wingman of one of the most famous aerobatic teams, the Frecce Tricolori....


Paulius Jakutavicius
BAA Training to invest into expansion of its global FFS fleet

With the continuous news on airlines dealing with a global pilot shortage BAA Training, one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe and part of Avia Solutions Group, annou...


AeroTime Team
Pilot strike costs SAS $68M, adds to pilling up losses

SAS estimates the impact from the previous pilot strike, lasting roughly a week, which includes the cost of over $68 million (650 million SEK), adding up to pilling losses in the second quarter of 2019.  ...


Kirsty Ferguson
What Candidates Really Think of Job Interviews

In order to get better at something we have to listen to those who participate in them.Both sides that is.Most interviews are created from the point of view of the employer. The things the employer ne...


Avion Express
A journey to the Captain’s seat: the story of Gregor Siljan

Being a pilot is a dream job of many. But it takes a lot of effort to reach the top. Gregor Siljan joined Avion Express as a First Officer at the end of 2016, and in February 2019 he was upgraded to a...


Clement Charpentreau
New study calls for revision of EASA fatigue regulation

There are plenty accident reports pointing to pilot fatigue. In fact, around every fifth of aviation incident implicates fatigue, according to U.S. Office of Transportation Safety. But now their counterparts in Europe - European Aviation Safety Agency - has released results of a study, which shows that European pilots are subject to high levels of fatigue....


Sylvia Giltner
How to Start Your Career in Aviation

One of the best feelings a human can have is to soar through the sky in their own airplane or similar flight vehicle. No matter what education or professional experience you have, it’s never too lat...


Ruta Burbaite
Nepal crash: final report points to pilot's ‘emotional breakdown’

The pilot of a US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed upon landing in Kathmandu last March “seemed to have an emotional breakdown”, Nepalese investigators state. Based on data retrieved from the cockpit voice recorder, the probe suggests the captain was in a disturbed mental state due to “stress” during the flight, a factor that contributed to the crash....


Ruta Burbaite
Drunk JAL 1st officer exposes Japan’s pilot drinking problem

The Japanese pilot who was arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) on October 28, 2018, for being close to 10 times over the alcohol limit is just a cherry on top of reported cases where Japanese airline pilots had failed to board scheduled flights due to excessive drinking. ...