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Safety and mental health: aviation’s newest crisis? | Best of 2020

Crisis of safety and mental health might be looming in the horizon, while aviation battles coronavirus pandemic....


Pilots of SWISS & Edelweiss Air to become train drivers?

 Pilots of Swiss International Air Lines and Edelweiss Air might be offered to convert into train drivers.  ...


Emirates offers pilots 1-year unpaid leave & partly covered costs

Dubai-based air carrier Emirates came to the company’s pilots with an unpleasant offer. The airline asked its pilots to take unpaid leave for a period of 12 months. However, the carrier would cover the flight crew expenses related to accommodation and medical care....


Pilot Union of KLM gives up: agrees with prolonged pay cuts

In a dispute with the government of the Netherlands, pilots of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) finally reached an agreement on prolonged wage cuts for the next five-year period, until 2025. The agreement cleared out the way for the Dutch airline to receive the government financial aid package of €2.4 billion....


How to write a pilot CV?

Whether you are still a cadet or looking for a change in your pilot career, you will need to apply for a new position at an airline. Your resume will be the first impression that recruiters will have. Thus, it is essential to use it as a platform to highlight your strengths, experiences, and stand out from the crowd. But how can you write the perfect pilot CV? The CV of a pilot does not differ that much from any other kind of position. Try to use...


World’s oldest flight instructor and active pilot: Robina Asti

The journey from WWII veteran, transgender female to the world's oldest active pilot and flight instructor – that is the unique story of 99-year-old Robina Asti. Since her gender transition in 1976, R...


Reckless pilot flies with one engine, ignores regulations

Czech Air Accidents Investigation institute (or UZPLN) released a final report revealing that the pilot in command of a Smartwings Boeing 737-800 deliberately ignored engine failure mid-flight and his co-pilot’s continuous assertions to land, and proceeded to the flight’s original destination....


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....


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....


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...