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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

‘Video games’? Pilots wonder how plane thief learned to do aerial acrobatics

Aviation instructors, pilots and safety experts suspect that Richard Russell had some sort of training, whether from a flight-simulator game or some form of lessons.


Stale cockpit air may be dulling your airline pilots performance

Airliner cockpits can also have levels of carbon dioxide elevated enough that in simulations it causes pilots to fail test maneuvers at higher rates than normal, a new Harvard University …


Pilot-hungry airlines are raiding flight schools – creating a shortage of instructors to train the next generation

Airlines’ insatiable demand for pilots threatens to sabotage flight schools’ ability to train new ones. Carriers are raising wages and hoarding every available pilot – including the instructors schools rely …


Surge in airline hiring boosts interest in aspiring pilots

Major U.S. airlines are hiring pilots at a rate not seen since before 9/11, and that is encouraging more young people to consider a career in the cockpit.


Pilots say they will staff all scheduled American Airlines flights for holiday season

American Airlines pilots have agreed with the carrier to staff every scheduled flight during the holiday season, avoiding cancellations that were threatened by a computer error.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

American says it has found pilots for most Christmas flights

American Airlines said Thursday that only a few hundred of its late-December flights remain without pilots scheduled to fly the plane and the airline has not canceled any holiday-season flights.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 4:28 p.m.

Union: Many AA flights in December lack scheduled pilots

A scheduling glitch has left American Airlines scrambling to find pilots to operate thousands of flights over the busy Christmas holiday period.


Stop-loss an option for Air Force to keep departing pilots

Faced with pilots leaving the Air Force in droves for the airlines, top generals are considering the option of forcing some to stay in the service against their will, a …


Elle Tinkle leads Gonzaga past Portland 67-55 for 2nd WCC win

Senior guard Elle Tinkle scored 16 points and sophomore Jill Barta added 10 to lead Gonzaga over the Portland Pilots 67-55 at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday, giving the …


Pilots who fly Amazon planes suggest company may not deliver

Union pilots who fly products for Amazon.com are taking concerns about pay, working conditions and staffing shortages directly to online shoppers with a digital marketing blitz that suggests the internet …


Airline seeks court order to end cargo pilot strike

The airline that ships packages for Amazon and DHL says it is seeking a court order to get striking pilots back to work as the busy holiday shipping season kicks …


Amazon air contractor aims to force striking pilots back to work

ABX Air, which flies packages for Amazon.com and DHL Worldwide Express, plans to ask a judge to force striking pilots back to work and thwart a threat to disrupt deliveries …


Lufthansa pilots’ union threatens strike in dispute over pay

union representing pilots at Germany airline Lufthansa is threatening renewed strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.


Southwest Airlines pilots OK contract that boosts pay almost 30 percent

Southwest Airlines pilots approved a new contract that will boost pay almost 30 percent over its term and improve retirement benefits while falling short of recent raises proposed at some …


Hawaiian Airlines pilots picket, say contract talks slowed

Dozens of Hawaiian Airlines pilots picketed Wednesday for a new collective bargaining agreement a week after voting to allow union representatives to call for a strike if necessary.


Obama gets bill to allow female pilots’ ashes at Arlington

Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill that would allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery.


Need a job? JetBlue will train you to fly planes

JetBlue Airways is taking applications for 24 slots in a new pilot-training program. No aviation background is required.


Longtime aerial sprayer applies expertise to Palouse farmland

OAKESDALE, Wash. – If ag pilots must endure public misconceptions about their craft – and they do – Hollywood may be partly to blame. Who could forget that iconic scene …


Chattaroy man injured in plane crash at Priest Lake

A Chattaroy man is in the hospital after he crashed his small plane at Priest Lake today.


Adventurer connects thrill-seeking, trigonometry

Summer 1977. John Herrington, suspended from the University of Colorado for lousy grades, hangs by one arm from a cliff, holding a prism for highway surveyors, earning four bucks an …