Brent Wild

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Where have all the pilots gone?

You’d think everybody would want to fly. It’s been a universal human dream since the first cave person saw the first pterodactyl¹. You’d think better technology, greater demand, economic growth, and population growth would mean more and more pilots. But the surprising, counterintuitive fact is that …

San Francisco

5 Rules-of-Thumb Every Pilot Should Know

1) Estimating Your Crosswind Component<p>When you're on the ground, it's easy to use the crosswind chart in your POH, or an E6B. But when you're in the …

In-flight weather fundamentals - using ADS-B and SiriusXM

Using datalink weather products like ADS-B and SiriusXM can make your flying safer, easier, and more fun – but only if you know what you’re doing. In …

North-east woman Sarah flying high with new job as Ryanair pilot

Send us a story<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A North-east woman is flying the flag for equality after securing her dream job as an airline pilot.<p>Only …

Aberdeen

Why this British Airways A380 pilot filmed his take-off from Heathrow

If you thought watching the largest plane in the world land was something special, wait till you see the take-off.<p>Dave Wallsworth, an Airbus A380 …

Air Traffic

EasyJet teams up with eco-friendly electric plane company

In a week when battery-powered electronic devices bigger than a mobile phone were banned from the cabins of dozens of UK- and US-bound planes, an …

No fast hands in the cockpit - why patience is a virtue

My favorite flights are those I can share with a friend or family member, and they’re even better if I can travel somewhere far away. To me, being a …

Airbus Wants to Test Its Flying Car Prototype This Year

The aviation giant wants the autonomous flying taxis to work like ride-share services.<p>Airbus Group announced today that it plans to test an autonomous airborne taxi prototype for one passenger by the end of 2017, according to a report from<i>Reuters.</i> The aviation giant sees flying taxis as the next …

Farewell to Washington

<i>Montgomery County traffic, Cirrus Four-Three-Five Sierra Romeo taking Runway One-Four, VFR (visual flight rules) departure to the west, Montgomery.</i><p>And with that, we were off in our small Cirrus airplane for the last official journey of our American Futures series for <i>The Atlantic</i>, flying away from …

Why Google co-founder Larry Page is pouring millions into flying cars

People have dreamed about flying cars for decades, but the technology has always seemed far out of reach. Airplanes have long been too big, expensive, dangerous, loud, and complex for personal aviation to be more than a hobby for rich people.<p>But that might be about to change. “There’s a couple of …

What a GoPro Attached to an Arrow Sees

Just as important, what does it feel like to get hit with one?<p>GoPros take the idea of bird's-eye view and extend it to just about anything you can attach a camera to, whether that's a Hot Wheels car or a squirrel. The guys at Corridor Digital have added another to the list by attaching a camera to …

Flying Around the World in a Solar Powered Plane

The journey took a very long time—505 days to fly 26,000 miles (42,000 km) at an average speed of about 45 mph (70 kph)—but pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg successfully landed the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, after flying around the world using only the power of …

Solar Impulse 2 Completes Round the World Flight: Pictures

Egypt

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for half term)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …