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Flight Training Guide: Flight school focus

Pilot training schools come in all shapes and sizes, but there are common themes. Thomas Haynes visited Skyborne Airline Academy to find out what prospective cadets can expect

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Flight Training Guide: When dreams take flight

Airbus A320 captain Faraz Sheikh shares his remarkable journey to the flight deck

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Flight Training Guide: State of the industry

Why, in the middle of a global pandemic which has decimated the airline industry, would anyone think about training to be a commercial pilot? We explain why it might actually be the perfect moment to consider your options

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Flight Training Guide: Bridging the gender gap

Bhanu Choudhrie, founder and executive director of Alpha Aviation Group shares his thoughts on why championing women in the cockpit is critical to mitigate future pilot shortages

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Flight Training Guide: The eyes have it

Captain Matt Gray explains how eye-tracking technology could help enhance the learning and development of commercial pilots

OPERATIONAL TWO-SEATHER. – Intended for all normal operational roles as well as for high-speed training, the N.A. F-100F Super Sabre is surprisingly tractable for its weight and performance. FW-730, “The Spirit of St. Louis II”, is the sixth production F-100F. Photograph copyright "The Aeroplane” Feature Premium

Supersonic in the Super Sabre in 1957

The North American Aviation F-100 Super Sabre was the USAF’s first supersonic fighter and The Aeroplane gave a first-hand account of flying in this fighter after John Fricker was taken aloft. His revealing report was published in the June 28, 1957 edition

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Orange2Fly A320 stall-protection activated on approach to Muscat

The jet’s automation kicked in to prevent the aircraft from stalling

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The secrets of the Tiger 9 formation team 

Flying in formation is no simple feat, especially in a 90-year-old aircraft. Ben Dunnell from Aeroplane spoke to Jeff Milsom of the Tiger 9 aerobatics team to really get an idea of just what it takes… 

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Behind the scenes of Qantas' Antarctic flights

Owen Zupp, a former Qantas Boeing 747 pilot, explains how the Aussie flag carrier brought the Flying Kangaroo to the frozen continent

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Two men in a Martinsyde

Everyone remembers Alcock, Brown and their Vickers Vimy, but they had many rivals in the race to fly the Atlantic first — and the one-off Martinsyde Raymor, named after its two pilots, was among them...