Tag: pilots

Qantas Buys New 787-9 Flight Simulator

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qantas says it will install a new Boeing 787-9 flight simulator at its Sydney Mascot base as the airline gears up for the arrival of the next generation aircraft in 2017. The $23 million investment in the new flight simulator, which will be used for new and recurrent training, and other training equipment was part […]

Israeli Fighter Pilots Head to US for F-35 Training

Reading Time: 3 minutes Israel’s first cadre of F-35 pilots are headed next month to the United States to begin simulator and ground-based training on the new stealth fighter, the first two of which are scheduled to arrive here by the end of the year. Led by the commander of the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) first F-35I “Adir” squadron, […]

Rescue Of ‘Blinded’ RAF Pilot Who Was Guided Down By Colleague

Reading Time: 2 minutes AN RAF fighter jet pilot who suddenly lost his sight while on a training flight was guided down to safety by a colleague who raced to his aid, it has emerged. Leading airmen described the rescue at RAF Leeming as “amazing” – saying the 622mph maximum speed Hawk T Mk 1 combat planes would still […]

British Airways to Recruit a Record Number of Pilots and Cabin Crew

Reading Time: 2 minutes British Airways is to recruit a record number of pilots and cabin crew in 2016, which will increase its flying crew to more than 20,000 for the first time in its near 100 year history. The record crew numbers will help fly the airline’s growing aircraft fleet – with 13 brand new 787-9s and A380s […]

FAA Failing To Ensure Airline Pilots Retain Flying Skills

Reading Time: 3 minutes The U.S. government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s internal watchdog. Most modern airline flying is done through automated systems that pilots closely monitor. Pilots typically use manual flying skills […]