pilots

Airline Secrets

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The secrets of flying are being exposed; and you might think twice before booking your next ticket.

Recently 30 pilots and flight attendants from various airlines were interviewed by the website reddit.com. They were asked about everything from the oxygen masks to the water on board to how the pilots are treated.  read more »

A Pilot Shortage

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Your next flight delay could come from the cock pit.

According to Plane and Pilot Magazine a serious pilot shortage is looming on the horizon. Recently Boeing released its current market outlook for the next year. This report is considered to be the most respected and the most accurate forecast in the world.

It said that as global economies expand and new jets are produced the demand for people to fly those planes will sky rocket. Unfortunately because of the declining number of student pilots and new requirements to actually become a pilot that demand might not be met.  read more »

Flying modern jets with WW II navigation

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Flying may be the safest way to travel, but it certainly is not as fast and fuel efficient as it could be. That’s because while teenage drivers use GPS systems in their cars, air traffic controllers use World War II-era radar to guide jumbo jets. And while the newest commercial, private and charter aircraft are equipped with state-of-the-art navigations systems, they are interacting with the antiquated equipment being used by the government’s air traffic system.  read more »