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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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Amelia Earhart’s birthday (and the lawsuit over the search for her plane)

Amelia Earhart was born 116 years ago today on July 24, 1897 while the anniversary of her July 2, 1937 disappearance was just a few weeks ago. To this day, we still don’t know for certain what happened to her, but you might not know that from a lawsuit that’s been filed against the group […]

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Best of the Web: Inspirational female pilot stories

Hat tip to the Winged Victory: Women in Aviation Webzine for bringing our attention to these inspiration stories about female pilots: Heroism of the Spitfire Girls. The Daily Express has an article about the unsung band of female fliers who played an important behind-the-scenes role during the Battle of Britain by helping the overstretched RAF […]

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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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Aviation accidents: Male verses female pilots

The Daily  Express has recently reported that a Scots trainee pilot who died alongside her brother in a plane crash last year was at fault for the accident according to the US’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Carly Beattie, who was studying in the US as part of her pilot degree, was at the controls […]

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Best of the Web: Inspiration female pilot stories

Here is a collection of recent inspirational stories about female pilots and female pilot firsts: Kate Moran: One of Britain’s Female Airline Pilots. The Daily Mail has recently profiled Kate Moran, who graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Aviation Technology and is now one of Britain’s youngest airline pilots working for […]

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Best of the Web: Aviation books for summer reading

Pilots who are grounded or have some spare time for summer reading might want to check out a few of these books worth having on a summer aviation reading list: Lost in Shangri La. Tracy, the blogger behind the Around the Pattern blog, has mentioned “Lost in Shangri-La” by Mitchell Zuckoff. The book is about […]

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Best of the Web: More aviation books

Spring might already officially be here but in case cold weather still has you grounded, here are a few aviation books that will keep you occupied in the mean time: Log of Aeroplane NR-898W: Experiences, Comments, Impressions of a Flight from England to China 1931-32. The Around the Pattern blog has noted a fascinating article […]

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