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Lost in the Bowels of LHR. What commercial pilot Alan Cockrell hates about London’s Heathrow might actually surprise you – unless you are a commercial pilot! Click here to read his post on DecisionHeight to find out more. The Last RAF Vickers VC10 Retires to Surrey. The BBC, Harborough Mail and ThisIsLeicestershire.co.uk all have articles […]

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Ryanair’s latest stunt: Would you fly with a teenage airline pilot?

Nineteen year old Ryan Irwin, from Wirral, Merseyside, has been offered a job with budget carrier Ryanair after qualifying as a pilot from the Oxford Aviation Academy back in February. Apparently, he was also offered a job with Jet2, another budget airline. After completing his training in September, he will take to the skies and […]

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Black Hawg Down! The AOPA Pilot Blog’s “Strange But True General Aviation News” has noted how two electrical engineers are using camera-mounted drones (one is called the “Dehogaflier”) to hunt and kill feral pigs destroying land in Louisiana. The drone itself runs around $10,000 with all the gear attached and might sound expensive, but it […]

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Brits beat out Russians as the biggest in-flight drinkers

Here is a big surprise (or perhaps not!): British holidaymakers were voted the biggest alcohol drinkers by international cabin crew followed by Russians for second place in a survey conducted by Skyscanner of 700 cabin crew members who were polled via cabincrew.com. Apparently, just over half (54%) of Brits admitted to kicking off their holiday […]

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British Airways Interview. Brett Snyder alias the Cranky Flier, has interviewed Simon Talling-Smith, the Executive VP of the Americas for British Airways, on the day his airline announced its first A380 routes from London to Los Angeles followed by London to Hong Kong. The discussion also covered the American/US Airways merger. British Aviation Company Flying […]

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Video: The not so glamorous life of an airline pilot?

If you are thinking of becoming an airline pilot, check out this really cool video entitled “Life as an Airline Pilot (reality is a lot less glamorous),” which may or may not have you reconsidering your career options: Its not actually clear who made the video and why, but it certainly does help to bring […]

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