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Flying backwards

In 1968 a Hawker Siddeley Trident was certificated to fly a category II autoland, permitting landing in fog with some forward visibility. By 1975 it had been cleared for category IIIB, which means it could land completely blind, and the exercise was only limited by the fact that the pilot needed sufficient visibility to taxi […]

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Have faith if you’re training as an airline pilot…

In October last year, I got together with some student pilots who graduated into a jobless universe and helped them write their story in Flight International. I am delighted to report that they are all joining airlines now.  James Ashworth, Mark Boyle, Mark Farquhar and Catherine Winter have all won jobs as junior first officers with EasyJet, […]

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