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FAA rejects proposal to halve flight-time requirement for pilots as shortage prompts route cuts

A Republic Airways plane approaches the runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, on April 2, 2022. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday said it has rejected a proposal to halve the number of hours required to become a co-pilot, as a severe shortage […]

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Pilot’s travel hack that will save you money every time

He stated: “This is an obvious trick but it’s one that many people miss. “The airports know you’re a captive customer and they can charge £1.50-£3 for bottle which for a family of four is expensive.” There is also no automatic right to tap water on a plane, the expert continued, however, “you’re allowed to […]

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Air France pilots suspended after fight in cockpit while plane was still climbing

The extraordinary incident in the cockpit of an Airbus A320 is said to have happened on a flight from Geneva to Paris. Pilot and co-pilot are believed to have clashed shortly after take-off as the jet was gaining altitude. One of the men is said to have hit or “slapped” the other leading to both […]

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Eighteen pilots awarded Hero of Ukraine title since start of full-scale war

Eighteen pilots have been awarded the title of Hero of Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion. “In six months, 18 pilots were honored with the title of Hero of Ukraine. Dozens more have been given state awards. Their skills and combat results have become a true legend, and I have repeatedly heard the […]

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DC student, 17, is one of nation’s youngest Black pilots; hopes to fly military planes

Black teen pilot hopes to fly military planes Source link

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Seatbelt sign ‘chime’ acts as a secret ‘language between pilots and flight attendants’

When travelling onboard an aeroplane, you might have noticed a “chime” noise as the seatbelt sign goes on. However, you may have also noticed these dings occur throughout the flight, at times even when the seatbelt sign remains off. Experts The Points Guy UK previously revealed that these noises can be thought of a little […]

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A toxic culture and ‘race to the bottom’: Pilots open up on why air travel is in chaos

The chaos engulfing many major airports in North America and Europe since summer began hasn’t abated much, and news outlets and social media users continue to report on hordes of impatient travelers and mountains of misplaced suitcases. Source: Getty Images Canceled flights. Long lines. Staff walkouts. Missing luggage.  Sound familiar? The chaos engulfing many major […]

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Holiday hell fears over British Airways pilots’ strike vote

A walkout this summer would tear hundreds of thousands of travellers’ plans to shreds, after weeks of severe disruption that have already led to huge queues, axed flights and lost baggage. Pilots’ union Balpa is said to be ready to threaten industrial action following a wave of ballots – sent in the wake of calls […]

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Ukraine spy plot to manipulate Russian pilots with £1.6m blamed on British secret service

A plot involving fake lovers, bribes and double agents has surfaced and allegedly been exposed by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). According to the FSB, the British secret service facilitated a plot to tempt Russian pilots to Ukraine with £1.6million and EU residency. The supposed plan was to convince Russian fighter pilots to fly their […]

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Hammerblow for Putin as Russia’s two top fighter pilots killed in HIMARS missile blast

The death of Lt-Col Potyomin, who was married and had two children, aged 15 and eight, was confirmed by his family. His godmother Natalya Duddinka told Russian media of her “huge, huge grief”, saying “there are no words to express this pain”. Lt-Col Potyomin’s father Alexey Potyomin, chairman of the Volgograd Regional Parachuting Federation, said: […]