In aviation we all strive to make sure that all situations that might be encountered are meticulously planned for and all possible eventualities accounted for – we don’t like surprises. There is, however, one issue that impacts every airborne operation over which we have no control; the weather.
Flybe Captain Chris Langley reveals the hidden challenges that come from operating into London City Airport and explains how the approach, as spectacular as it can be at times, will bite you without a moment’s notice.
In part 2 of our ‘Ask a pilot’ blog we once again scoured the internet for some more of the most common questions asked of pilots and put them to BALPA’s own Flight Safety Specialist and former airline pilot, Steve Landells, to get some answers.
Alongside our pilot reps and staff at BALPA HQ, we are fortunate enough to have a number of specialist groups run by member volunteers who we can turn to for advice on issues that affect the lives of our members, and the wider pilot community.
With the MH370 search being recently suspended, questions have resurfaced about how possible it is to ‘lose’ an aircraft. We take a look at possible solutions to prevent it taking so long for data to be recovered when an aircraft disaster occurs.