Former pilot and BALPA spokesperson Steven Draper explains how pilots keep flights on track in a heatwave.
As part of our ‘Ask a pilot’ blog series we take a look at some of the most common questions asked of helicopter pilots and put them to one of BALPA's most experienced reps, Mike Buckley.
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.
Ever wondered how fog affects a landing and why it causes so many delays? We spoke to one pilot who revealed why they do not particularly relish the thought of doing automatic landings in bad weather.