Some aircraft have a hatch in the cockpit ceiling. On first test or commercial flights, pilots often use it to wave a flag. But what’s its real purpose and is it present on all airliners? Read our news article to find out.
The leather flying helmet worn by aviator Charles Lindbergh for his first solo flight between New York and Paris from 21st to 22nd May 1927 was under the hammer to the highest bidder at the prestigious Drouot auction rooms in Paris.
Kate McWilliams has just passed her command course making her the youngest commercial airline captain at just 26 years old. She joined easyJet in May 2011 as a first officer. Watch her interview. Read the article.
In the cockpit of a plane you have the captain, the co-pilot and a third person whose nickname is ‘George’. Who is this? We asked you that question in the streets of Paris (see the video) and the answer is supplied in the article.
At take-off, the pilots concentrate on the speed, or rather the successive speeds of their aircraft, and notably the rotation speed. But do you know what it is exactly? We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
To become a commercial aircraft pilot, is there a minimum age? The answer is yes, but it's not the same everywhere. We put the question to you (video), the answer to which you will find in the article.
They are all over the cockpit, the hundreds of buttons and screens are intriguing, baffling even. Each instrument however has a specific function and position. To demystify the question we visited a development simulator with an Airbus test pilot.
The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has just hired Ryan Irwin, and from September he will be at the controls of a 737 as a co-pilot. What makes him unique ? His age: Ryan is only 19 years old. But what does the legislation stipulate ?