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Pilots sleeping in the cockpit could improve airline safety
Airline pilots are often exhausted. An extreme example happened in 2008, when a pilot and a co-pilot both fell asleep … Continued
Could you qualify to be an astronaut?
It's not all glamour and spacewalks, but it is rewarding.
There’s a ‘quiet crisis’ happening in the U.S. Air Force
Pilots are burning out as increased operations leave the USAF stretched thin.
Ed Dwight, the African American Astronaut who Never Flew
NASA’s early astronaut corps was anything but diverse. The criteria astronaut hopefuls had to meet in the late 1950s and … Continued
Glitch In Pilot Navigation App Delays American Airline Flights
A patch will fix the problem, but not until early next month
How An Airbus Cockpit Locking Mechanism Works [Video]
Post-9/11 plane tech points to a disturbing cause behind the Germanwings crash
Invented: A Much Better Way To Predict Airline Delays
Calculating air travel is a surprisingly tough math challenge.
The Human Element
Why drones won't be taking over our wars anytime soon
Possibility of iPads In Cockpits Sparks Fierce Debate Among Pilots
Alaska Airlines’s recent adoption of iPads into plane cockpits has sparked a debate among pilots as to whether replacing paper … Continued
iPad Flight Manuals Coming to a Paperless Cockpit Near You
Despite using advanced technology that lets planes practically fly themselves, airline pilots are still bogged down by a lingering 20th-century … Continued