Tag: Pilot

Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown: Pilot Who Flew 487 Different Types of Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Royal Navy’s most decorated pilot, Capt Eric “Winkle” Brownheld who held the world record for flying the greatest number of different types of aircraft – 487, has died at the age of 97. During World War Two, Capt Brown, who was born in Leith in 1919, flew fighter aircraft and witnessed the liberation of […]

Concorde Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Reading Time: 3 minutes Captain Mike Bannister, British Airways’ former chief Concorde pilot, returned to Heathrow today to inspect the iconic supersonic aircraft, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first commercial flight. “She’s looking ship-shape and remarkably good 40 years on! I’m delighted that, parked in her position at the end of runway 27L, millions of customers […]

CASA Delivers Safety Seminars for Pilots and Engineers

Reading Time: 2 minutes CASA Aviation Safety Advisors are delivering a series of AvSafety seminars – Aviation Safety – Lessons for Life in 2016 Pilot Seminars Aviation Safety – Lessons Learnt The seminar will cover a variety of topics with the main themes for this series being ‘Avoiding flight in low visibility’ and ‘The dangers of unplanned or unapproved […]