This is what happens when we rush
Questions about the Asiana 214 crash start with: How did experienced pilots let a plane get so low and slow on a visual approach?
The little black box that looks over our shoulder.
Being on call means never knowing where you'll fly from one day to the next.
Is a minor speed-up of security lines worth the extra risk?
...and may cause a (minor) medical emergency.
Can someone with only flight simulator experience take off and land an airplane on the first try? I wanted to find out
Can an ordinary person take off and land an airplane on the first try, with only flight simulator experience? We put it to the test
When it comes to accuracy, <i>Flight</i> lost me at the walkaround
Autopilot is one of the greatest inventions ever for pilots. But have we paid a price?
The decision to divert to an alternate airport requires a close watch on the fuel gauge.
One big factor in the accident: uncertainty as to who was flying the plane.
Unless your flight is over six hours, there's usually not much the crew can do to shave off more than a few minutes.
A rare chance to take the controls of a 1931 Stinson Tri-Motor.
The Captain assured the passengers that everything was under control, but I'm sure some of them thought this was the end. I would have.
You can lead a pilot to a rest period, but you can’t make him sleep.
A flight of firsts.
Why go to the trouble to renew a certificate I don’t use? The bottom line is that I just worked too hard to get it.
"I find myself cringing."
With Hurricane Irene safely behind us, I thought I’d share a story from my pre-airline days, about one of my scariest experiences as a pilot