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The stereotypical pilot is a dashing figure – tall, lean and handsome, a Master of the Universe-type who appears to have a perfect and exciting life.  Of course, that’s not reality. Their lives aren’t perfect, and they aren’t all tall, lean and handsome. In fact, some of them are downright out of shape. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there…

There were plenty of shenanigans in cockpits this week. It all sounds kind of cute and playful, until you realize that, as a traveler, you’re putting your life in the hands of these folks and they’re not always operating in the most professional manner. Let’s start with the most stupid of the incidents – The Aviation Herald’s Simon Hradecky reports…

Though disturbing, Wednesday’s incident involving the Northwest Airlines flight that flew past its destination of Minneapolis, is not shocking.  Passengers often wonder how pilots stay awake during their long flights and what kind of standards and regulations are enforced to make sure that they are getting the sleep required to fly safely.  This past summer, USA Today reported that the…

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