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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

7 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

3 weeks ago

Cool video shows NASA DC-8 doing low pass over San Francisco Bay during its final flight

Low pass over San Francisco Bay NASA specially modified Douglas DC-8 airliner has made its final flight in some style… Read More

1 month 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

Video shows the Maiden flight of XB-1, the First civilian supersonic plane to fly in 20 years

The First civilian supersonic plane to fly in 20 years: XB-1 maiden flight As the video in this post shows,… 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

“That aircraft defied physics.” Boeing 737 pilot recalls the odd UFO sighting he had in the skies above Los Angeles

UFO sighting Sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) or unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP) have been reported throughout history. Given the… Read More

6 months ago

L-1011 TriStar pilot recalls when he and his crew were fired with no notice in the middle of a transatlantic flight

The L-1011 TriStar. The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, also known as the L-1011 (pronounced "El-ten-eleven") and TriStar, is an American medium-to-long-range,… Read More

6 months ago

20 Years On: Concorde supersonic airliner’s last commercial flight

Concorde last commercial flight On Oct. 24, 2003, Concorde flew for the final time after a 27-year service within the… Read More

8 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

Here’s how a British Airways Boeing 747 that lost all four engines due to volcanic ash was able to land safely

The events around British Airways Boeing 747 flight BA 009 reveal the potential dangers of volcanic ash. Plumes of volcanic… Read More

9 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