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  • Pilot locked out of cockpit midflight: Tells passengers, "I've got some bad news"
    Pilot locked out of cockpit mid-flight and announces, 'I have some bad news'?
    A Delta flight needed to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday after the pilot of the plane got locked out of the cockpit. The pilot's dilemma was something the passengers became aware of mid-flight as the co-pilot needed to land...
  • Delta pilot locked out of cockpit
    Pilot locked out of cockpit of Delta plane caused an inflight conundrum
    What does a pilot do if he or she can't access the cockpit to fly and land the plane? In the case of Deltaflight1651 that was going from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Las Vegas on Jan. 29 when the captain was literally locked out of the place where...
  • American Horror Story: Pilot episode
    'American Horror Story' review: Pilot episode moves back and forth through time
    Because I haven't gotten enough of "American Horror Story" (AHS), I am going to watch the first three seasons and review them here. Now that we are all aware that the seasons are connected, I am curious to see what associations will...
  • Me and the Lear
    The career of a 'Lost Generation' pilot
    My career is somewhat typical of the Lost Generation of pilots. After flying and flight instructing for fun for several years, I decided to change careers soon after getting married. I took a job at a large aviation training academy in Florida...
  • Marco Polo on Netflix
    'Marco Polo:' Netflix pilot is a must see
    This is my first of seven days devoted to reviewing the Netflix TV series “Marco Polo.” I start with the pilot episode entitled “The Wayfarer.” It was not at all what I was expecting it to be. In fact, I watched it twice...
  • "TSFFF" Tune up 2014
    Santa Fe Film Festival 'Tune Up' Dec 5-7, Casting Director Angelique Midthunder
    The “Santa Fe Film Festival” (SFFF) 2nd annual film industry “tune up” runs Dec. 5 - 7, 2014 at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Below is the schedule of events by SFFF. (Taken directly from the official website. Times moved to front...
  • Cessna Caravan
    Angel Flight is a charity providing transportation for very sick people
    Are there still any angels among us? If you are talking about pilots donating their flying skills, airplanes and fuel expenses to transport sick people to surgery and other medical treatment places - yes, there are...The charity with the name...
  • Lost Generation of Pilots
    The lost generation of pilots
    A friend and former coworker recently remarked to me that, as professional pilots who were starting our careers in the late 1990s and early 2000s, we were part of a lost generation of pilots. We began our flight training with the plan to move...
  • ORD RNP
    Chicago O'Hare gets first RNP approach
    Chicago’s O’Hare airport recently implemented its first RNP (required navigation performance) instrument approach. The satellite-based precision approach is part of the new generation of GPS approaches popping up at airports around the...
  • Catalina
    Alternative to flying to Catalina Island
    Many pilots from the Southwest know the beautiful Catalina off the Los Angeles coast. Most of them just flew to the Catalina airport on the top of the hill above the city of Avalon.An interesting alternative is - however - die possibility to reach...
  • California City Airport
    How to use airport hangars more efficiently
    Can we use the airport hangars more efficiently? The Experimental Aviation Association thinks: yes. EAA early last week submitted a request for a 60-day extension to the comment period based on the intense interest the policy had generated in the...
  • AOPA
    AOPA pilot association asking FAA to reform private pilot medical rules
    The so-called 3rd class medical ruling for private pilots seems to be antiquated: In an effort led by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), seven influential general aviation organizations are asking the Department of Transportation...
  • Pilot's artificial arm falls off during landing, making for a bumpy ending to a flight.
    Pilot artificial arm detaches during landing: Plane comes down hard with bounce
    When a pilot’s artificial arm detached while he was attempting to land the plane, the passengers and crew on the Flybe flight from Birmingham were in for a bumpy landing. The plane came down on the runway with a bounce and then it...
  • Pilot's artificial arm detaches while plane was landing; disaster averted
    Pilot's artificial arm detaches while plane was landing; disaster averted
    A pilot's artificial arm detaches while the plane was landing and the pilot was forced to maneuver the aircraft with one hand in crosswinds of up to nearly 60 miles per hour. The incident has been revealed in the August 14reportfor the...
  • Bearhawk airplane in Oshkosh
    Bearhawk wins two awards at Oshkosh
    Good work pays off: At Oshkosh 2013, not one but TWO kit built Bearhawks won prizes for outstanding workmanship. Ted Callahan of Magnolia, TX, and Georg Himmeroeder of Alamagordo, NM, both built exceptionally beautiful and well finished out...