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....


Safety and mental health: aviation’s newest crisis?

In aviation, the coronavirus had ravaged the industry like nothing else in its history.  But the coronacrisis might result in another tense time, one of safety and mental health amongst the people that work in the industry....


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...


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.  ...


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...


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...


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....