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It Takes 96 People to Fly a British Airways Passenger. The Bangalore Aviation blog has noted that British Airways has detailed calculations the number of essential people involved in a passenger’s journey and it works out to 96 different roles, across 18 different departments, using over 11 external suppliers in the process. The figures rises […]

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Disney to Release a Video Game With Its New Movie “Planes.” “Disney’s Planes,” a flying adventure video game based on the upcoming Disney animated comedy adventure film we mentioned some weeks ago, will be available for Nintendo platforms, including the Wii and Wii U systems, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS handheld devices, on August 6 […]

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Sporty’s Introduces a New Pilot Backpack. If you prefer a backpack as your flight bag, Sporty’s has introduced its Cross Country Backpack with specific pockets to organize headsets, iPad, flashlight, fuel tester, handheld radio and other equipment. Sporty’s Cross Country Backpack is priced at just $64.95. For more information, visit Sportys.com Sporty’s New Instrument Rating […]

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Airship Ventures Looks Set to Fold. On November 14, Airship Ventures, the operator of the world’s largest passenger airship, announced it was ceasing operations immediately. Airship Ventures was founded in 2007 and brought a Zeppelin NT (“New Technology”) airship to the USA to operate out of Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, California, for flight-seeing, science missions, […]

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Should you use a handheld GPS or an iPhone as a navigation backup?

A pilot named Heather H recently asked a great question on Ask a Flight Instructor about whether she should use a handheld GPS or her iPhone as a navigation backup. Specifically, Heather will be transitioning from a G1000 aircraft into an older plane with only a single VOR for navigation and she wrote that: Aside […]

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