Archive | February, 2011


Wannabe a dropout?

The world’s biggest aviation club, the US Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, has just released a study that reveals about 80% of student pilots drop out of instruction without a single certificate, even a private pilots licence. AOPA wants to know why. Money’s an obvious factor, but the study by pollster APCO Insight looked at whether […]

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The commercial air transport system’s goalkeepers

Four serious accidents involving world-class airlines in the last three years have provided the world with a reminder of why pilots occupy the front office in  machines that could easily be entirely directed by computers. These four flights had a total of 1,059 souls on board. But all those souls are alive today because their pilots had first class training which went well beyond […]

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