As the US mainland assesses the impact of the third strongest storm in recorded history and the UK battens down the hatches for Storm Callum, Senior First Officer Barbara McKay explains how pilots plan for adverse weather.
BALPA Representative and former pilot Patrick Lawrence guides us through the ins and outs of cold weather operations.
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.