“O’Hare Tower, We Have Your Numbers” Since the beginning of aviation, the primary means of pilot-controller communication has been voice over the radio. By the late 1950s, air traffic control radio frequencies were becoming congested. […]
Airline pilots spend several days a year in training to brush up on the skills and knowledge needed to fly transport aircraft. Friends are often surprised when I tell them about recurrent training. What kind […]
Readers often ask if it’s possible to fly on a UPS aircraft as a passenger. Ocean freighters sell cabins to adventurous travelers, so it’s a reasonable question. Due to limited space and FAA regulations, the […]
All NEW – Completely revised with even more lights! Airliners have a lot of exterior lights. Bulb locations vary with different models and manufacturers, but most airliners have the same types of lights. Find out […]
Spend time at a busy airport and you’ll likely see an aircraft go-around. Find out why airplanes go around and how the maneuver enhances safety.
Several types of seat belts and restraints are installed on every airliner. Find out how they work and why they are so important. Buckle UP! Pilot, Cabin Crew & Passenger Seat Belts.
In March 2017, I had the opportunity to take a short tour of the massive UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, Kentucky. Take a look inside this amazing facility and find out where (and how) the airplanes […]
In March 2017, I was invited by WFPL News (Louisville’s NPR affiliate) to talk about what it’s like to be a pilot for Big Brown. Here’s the interview…
In February 2017, I had the opportunity to fly Business Class on Singapore Airlines from Los Angeles to Tokyo/Narita. As luck would have it, I was on a Boeing 777 that had recently been retrofitted […]