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Pilot Walks Away From Single-Engine Plane After Crash

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A PILOT was lucky to escape with minor injuries when his single-engined aircraft crashed at Bankstown airport yesterday morning.
The plane, owned by Sydney Flight Training Centre, was landing on the south runway about 10.20am when it hit the ground, bouncing on to the centre runway and sustaining significant damage.
Ambulance crews were on the scene within [...]


XL Airways Refuses To Release Pilots’ Identities In A320 Downing

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‘Against Company Policy’ To Release Any Details
In an unusual twist to the investigation of the November 27 crash of an Air New Zealand A320 near Perpignan, France, German airline officials have refused to release any details identifying the XL Airways pilots reportedly flying the plane.
Unlike most accident investigations that receive candor and cooperation from those [...]


Pilots May Serve Legal Notice To Jet Over Pay Cuts

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Jet Airways’ salary cutting exercise, which got going this month, may face glitches with the airlines’ Indian pilots planning to serve a legal notice alleging breach of employment contract.
On Thursday, the airline employees received a salary cut email, effective from December 1. “The mail informed pilots about a 10% cut in their salary and [...]


Magazine Honors Retired American Airlines Pilot

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Captain Dave Harris Receives Award from American Legacy Magazine
Retired American Airlines Captain Dave Harris has received the “2008 Men of Honor and Distinction Award” by American Legacy magazine, a publication geared towards the country’s African American population.
The magazine recently recognized Harris for being the first African American to fly for a major passenger airline. Others [...]


Delta Pilot Union Chief Says Slot Auctions Ill-Conceived

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The union head for Delta Air Lines Inc.’s pilots condemned Thursday the federal government’s plan to seize takeoff and landing times from Delta and other domestic carriers as part of a plan to relieve congestion at New York City airports.
Lee Moak, the chairman of the Delta unit of the Air Line Pilots Association, called the [...]


Brazil Blames U.S. Pilots In Gol Crash

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The Brazilian Air Force will release a report next week blaming U.S. pilots who operated a Legacy jet that collided in mid-air with a Brazilian Gol commercial airliner for causing Brazil’s second-worst air disaster, a local paper said on Saturday.
O Estado de S. Paulo daily, which had access to details of the report, said pilot [...]


Unlicensed Pilot Crashed On First Flight

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A 55-YEAR-OLD man had a narrow escape when he crashed and destroyed a microlight aircraft that had only been delivered to him the day before.
The Solar Wings Pegasus was coming in to land in a field near Carnew, Co Wicklow, on September 3rd, 2007, when the pilot lost control and “impacted heavily”.
The 14-year-old microlight was [...]


Cyprus Air Pilot Strike Disrupts 30 Flights

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Thirty flights from and to Cyprus were disrupted on Monday when pilots of national carrier Cyprus Airways CAIR.CY went on strike over job conditions.
Pilots want the reintroduction of a collective agreement covering matters such as pay increases and working hours that was suspended by the company in January 2005.
The airline, which is majority state controlled, [...]


Port St. Lucie Family Still Hoping Missing Pilot Is Alive

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The Port St. Lucie family of a Tampa man who has been missing since Sunday when his airplane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico said they are hoping he will be found alive, but know the odds are impossible.
“We’re coming to terms that he’s no longer with us,” said Heatherley Peckham, 30, sister of Darien [...]


Magazine Honors Retired American Airlines Pilot

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Retired American Airlines Captain Dave Harris has received the “2008 Men of Honor and Distinction Award” by American Legacy magazine, a publication geared towards the country’s African American population.
The magazine recently recognized Harris for being the first African American to fly for a major passenger airline. Others receiving the award have included filmmaker Spike Lee [...]


Sleeping Pilots – A380 Too Quiet!

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Weary Emirates Airbus A380 pilots are complaining that they cannot sleep in their crew-rest area in the aft main cabin because the aircraft is too quiet.
The pilots say that the lack of engine noise in the A380’s cabin compared with other long-haul airliners means they are constantly disturbed by sounds created by passengers, such as [...]


Jet Airways May Lay Off 100 Pilots

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Private carrier Jet Airways is expected to lay off 100 of its 240 expatriate pilots, airline sources said. As a first step, the private carrier has decided not to renew the service contracts of 27 pilots.
The move comes soon after the airline had to succumb to the political pressure to withdraw its retrenched cabin crew [...]


Former Pilots And Officials Call For New UFO Probe

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An international panel of two dozen former pilots and governmental officials called on the US government to reopen investigations into UFO sightings today, amid concerns over safety and national security. Each member of the panel has either witnessed a UFO first-hand, or has conducted an investigation into an alleged sighting. James Fox, producer and director [...]


Pilots Attacked On New Zealand Plane

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A woman has been arrested after allegedly stabbing two pilots and threatening to blow up a 19-seat commuter plane in New Zealand. Police say the mid-air drama took place over the country’s South Island. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports.
The Jetstream aircraft was traveling from the provincial town of Blenheim to Christchurch on New Zealand’s [...]


Cockpit Recorder Reveals Pilots’ Terror In Brazil Air Crash

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Brazilian lawmakers investigating last month’s deadly plane crash in Sao Paulo have reviewed flight recorder data indicating that the pilots were not able to slow down the aircraft before it crashed.
The congressional commission in Brasilia Wednesday read the transcripts of the pilots’ final conversations just before the plane crashed on July 17 at the [...]



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