Air France Relaunches All-In Pilot Training Program

Air France has relaunched its cadet pilot program and it’s a pretty straightforward deal for those who make the cut and the subsequent cuts....

Vertical eVTOL Takes First ‘Hop’

Vertical Aerospace broke the usual mold for first flights of eVTOLs by putting a pilot on board for the first hop of its VX4....

Parts Production Strangled By Labor Shortage

Aircraft parts manufacturers say a labor shortage is stretching delivery deadlines and disrupting the recovery of the airline industry. According to the Financial Post,...

Ian-Spawned Tornado Wrecks Dozens Of Aircraft

Hurricane Ian hadn’t even officially hit Florida when its fringe effects caused millions of dollars in damage to aircraft at North Perry Airport north...

Top Letters And Comments, September 30, 2022

This week's letters brought comments from readers about performance charts, airplanes in the movies, pilot training programs, and using virtual reality for pilot training.

Why Your Performance Charts Are Wrong

There’s a performance chart for every basic phase of flight. Pilots use them to determine...

Short Final: Request

When traffic was diminished initially in the pandemic, it sure seemed different flying into New...
Avsoft has released an Airbus A320neo aircraft systems course for online pilot training.
True Blue Power, today, announced the addition of 100-watt USB-C charging ports to the company’s line of MAX Power USB Chargers (TA360 Series).
I used my Samsung 20FE phone to take this picture. It was early morning in the Owyhee Mountains west of Boise, Idaho. The smoke from the nearby fires added to the warm colors along with it being the golden hour. Photo by Phil Nelson.
An autoshow is the perfect place to debut a hoverbike: good press, no aeronautical chops. Still, we're glad people are building these things. One of these days...

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When Airplanes Ruled The Movies

The years between the world wars are widely considered the Golden Age of flight. In the midst of it, Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic, air races were wildly popular, aircraft were making huge strides in performance and safety and passenger flights were accessible, if not cheap. Americans couldn’t get enough of airplanes and this was reflected in movies like Flying Down to Rio, with chorus lines atop a Lockheed Vega.