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Airline captain explains why arguments between pilots and ATCs are more frequent at New York JFK than in other airports

Airline captain explains why arguments between pilots and ATCs are more frequent at New York JFK than in other airports

Arguments between pilots and ATCs Pilots and air traffic controllers (ATCs) don’t usually argue, but when they do it is… Read More

6 days ago

Unique video shows iconic Flying Bulls DC-6 flying through Mach Loop ahead of Red Bull Hardline 2024

Flying Bulls DC-6 flying through Mach Loop ahead of Red Bull Hardline 2024 Filmed by our friend Dafydd Phillips on… Read More

2 weeks ago

Boeing 747 and Boeing 777 pilot tells why the Queen of the Skies is “Like Mike, GOAT (sorry Lebron)”

The Boeing 777 The Boeing 777 is the largest twin-engine commercial jet transport in service today. In 1990, approval to… Read More

2 months ago

Boeing 757 pilot explains why flying a 757 is like flying a 737 or A320 with a “high-performance upgrade package”, like comparing a BMW M5 to a 530i

The Boeing 757 The twin-engine, medium-range Boeing 757 was up to 80 percent more fuel efficient than the older 727 jetliners it… Read More

3 months ago

USAF B-1 pilot recalls when he assisted in the landing a Boeing 737 copilot after the captain fell ill

Two pilots on the flight deck Commercial aviation is the world’s safest mode of transportation, and history shows that having… Read More

3 months ago

Captain & Instructor on several Airbus and Boeing types explains why the Boeing 777 is the best long-range twin jet in the world

The Boeing 777 The Boeing 777 is the largest twin-engine commercial jet transport in service today. In 1990, approval to… Read More

3 months ago

DC-8 flight engineer recalls when he and his pilot hand-flew the aircraft for 4 hours after its autopilot failed

The autopilot An autopilot is a system used to control the path of an aircraft. It is often an integral… Read More

4 months ago

Boeing 737 Vs Airbus A320: which is the better Short Haul Airliner? Boeing 737 Pilot gives Unbiased Perspective

Boeing Vs Airbus In the vast expanse of commercial aviation, two giants dominate the sky—Boeing and Airbus. These aerospace juggernauts… Read More

6 months ago

The story of the BEA C-47 Dakota that crashed onto the roof of a house near Northolt Airport. Amazingly, nobody was hurt.

The C-47 Dakota The Douglas DC-3, which made air travel popular and airline profits possible, is universally recognized as the… Read More

7 months ago

SQUAWK, NO JOY, TALLY HO: commercial pilot explains some colorful expressions used by flight crews

SQUAWK, NO JOY, TALLY HO: colorful phrases that pilots say were conceived of in the sky and shared widely among… Read More

8 months ago

Boeing 757 pilot recalls when he and his captain did an unrestricted climb to 10,000 feet (with no passengers aboard)

Unrestricted climb A zoom climb is a climb where the rate of climb is greater than the maximum climb rate… Read More

10 months ago

United Airlines Boeing 757 Pilot Recalls Challenging Landing Test for New Pilot

United Airlines Boeing 757 Pilot After flying the hot F-8 Crusader in the US Navy for a few years, I… Read More

11 months ago

How Many Boeing 747s have crashed?

Of the 1,574 747s built up to December of 2022 (when the final 747 left Boeing’s Everett Factory), somewhere between… Read More

1 year ago

Boeing delivers final 747 Airplane bringing to a close more than a half century of production

Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide joined thousands of people to celebrate the delivery of the final 747 to Atlas, bringing… Read More

1 year ago

Airline pilot explains why future passenger jets could be Windowless

Boeing built its first windowless jet airliners in the 1960s—and they flew as passenger-carrying jets from 1968 to 1992. Why… Read More

1 year ago