The handwritten note was dated March 23, 2020 - more than 400 days earlier - and had been left by a fellow Delta first officer, Chris D.
Two-time WNBA Coach of the Year and NBA champion Bill Laimbeer doesn't like attention. So for his 64th birthday, his players gave him exactly that.
We went inside the Super Scooper to learn how it fights forest fires from the sky and to see how aerial firefighters pilot the aircraft.
Aerial firefighters go through intense training before they fight active wildfires from the sky. These firefighters work with government agencies like the US Forest Service and state governments. Insider spent three days with Bridger’s training team in Arizona to see pilots train. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
We spent three days with Bridger Aerospace, where pilots trained in the company's signature firefighting aircraft known as the Super Scooper.
An automatic flight control system is described as dumb and dutiful. The success of the autopilot depends on the knowledge of the actual human pilot.
The aviation industry is experiencing a mass exodus of furloughed airline pilots trying to find work in private aviation. With only so many vacancies to fill, the pilot shortage is gone and replaced by a highly competitive job market. Business Insider spoke to three private aviation executives who revealed what […]
Carl May is a 38-year-old flight instructor and director of flight operations for All In Aviation in Las Vegas. He’s been teaching and flying planes around the US for 17 years. Despite the ongoing pandemic, business for All In Aviation has boomed this year, and May has nearly doubled his […]
Amelia Earhart was one of the most famous aviators in the world when she vanished in 1937. Her disappearance remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of all time. From her being a spy to her having lived in New Jersey under an assumed identity, many conspiracy theories surround her […]
Rural hospitals are facing dire supply shortages as they struggle to fight the coronavirus. TJ Kim, a high-school sophomore in Bethesda, Maryland, is using his pilot-training lessons to deliver medical supplies to rural Virginia hospitals. TJ’s calling the program SOS: Supplies Over Skies. On his most recent mission, he brought […]
Stephen Moss is a former investigator at the Air Accident Investigation Branch in the UK. Moss spent 35 years investigating crash scenes, including Lockerbie and the Manchester runway fire in 1985. Moss breaks down the realism of air crashes and accidents in TV and movies. He assesses scenes in movies […]
Ryan Guy Parker was arrested on Wednesday after being accused of taking a plane for a joyride despite not having a pilot’s licence. The incident happened in September 2018, with witnesses saying Parker flew in poor conditions, came dangerously close to fuel tanks, and made a rough landing. Visit Business […]
James Bushe has made aviation history by being the first person with HIV to obtain a pilot licence and fly a commercial plane. With the help of HIV Scotland, he overturned the Civil Aviation Authority’s stance on not allowing people with HIV who wish to pursue a career as a […]
Maria Fagerström is a Swedish pilot and Instagram influencer living in Spain. She shares insider secrets about her life as a pilot with her nearly 500,000 Instagram followers. She shared some of her best travel and packing tips with Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Swedish influencer […]
A photo of a woman posing while sitting in the captain’s seat on a flight in China with drinks in front of her went viral earlier this week. Chinese airline Air Guilin suspended the flight’s pilot and involved crew members for life in response. The airline said in a Sunday […]
Maria Fagerström is a Swedish pilot and Instagram influencer living in Spain. She posts about the aviation world, and frequently answers her followers’ questions about her job. Fagerström shared a little bit about her life with Business Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Maria Fagerström is a pilot […]
An American Airlines flight scheduled to fly from London to Philadelphia made an emergency landing in Ireland after a chemical spill on board left two flight attendants unconscious. The pilot said that a spilled cleaning fluid had briefly knocked the two crew members out and left people complaining of irritated […]