A View from the Flight Deck: Celebrating Aviation Day

In this guest post, writer Rida Khan explores the origins and meaning of Aviation Day in a conversation with Pilot Joao Claudio Roedel. In 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a presidential proclamation which designated the anniversary of Orville Wright’s […]

A Pilot’s Life: Ricky Darlington

Ricky Darlington is a pilot for Lufthansa, flying Airbus 333, 346 and 359 aircraft in long-haul service. He is 35 years old and lives in Stockholm, Sweden though he is based in Munich which makes for quite a commute. He is married with two children aged seven and four.

A Pilot’s Life: Thibault Eireen

Pilot Thibault Eireen is originally from France. After completing a masters degree in mathematics and physics, he worked as a sales engineer for 5 years.
In November 2011, with his first salary, he was able to pursue his childhood dream: learning to fly and becoming a pilot.

A Pilot’s Life: Ali Bakar

Ali Bakar is a Turkish Pilot, born in Turkey and living in Istanbul. Becoming a pilot was his childhood dream. He finished his Master Degree and went for 2 years training to become a Pilot. He started to fly as a Type rating Boeing 737 First Officer.

A Pilot’s Life: Petter Hornfeldt

Petter Hornfeldt a 35 year old Training Captain and Type-rating instructor/examiner on the Boeing 737-800 for a major European Low Cost Company. He is originally from Sweden.

A Pilot’s Life: Rick Ruiz

Rick Ruiz is originally from Miami, Florida in the U.S. He is an international Boeing 747 pilot with the world’s largest operator of that aircraft type flying to destinations all over the world.