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Maria Fagerström tells her followers insider secrets from the aviation world.

A pilot and Instagram influencer with nearly half a million followers reveals 7 secrets most people don’t know about the job

Maria Fagerström, a pilot and Instagram influencer, shared some things passengers don't usually know about the job.
Condor planes at Hannover Airport in January 2017 and an example of a coffee cup in an aircraft cup holder provided by the AAIB.

A flight from Germany to Mexico was forced to land in Ireland after the pilot spilled coffee on the plane’s controls

The spilled coffee caused cockpit smoke and even melted a button, harming communication between the crew and forcing them to divert the flight.

The pilots who fly your Amazon Prime packages just suffered a major loss in their 3-year quest for a new work contract

The pilots who fly your Amazon Prime packages have been protesting against the e-commerce behemoth and their employer — Atlas AIr.

British Airways’ pilots just voted to strike, which could mean major disruptions for summer travel

The pilots' union voted 93% in favor of the strike with a 90% turnout. The pilots want a raise, as the airline reports consistently strong profits.
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The pilots who fly your Amazon packages say working conditions are unsafe, and it’s a medical risk

Union leadership for the pilots "categorically" denies encouraging the pilots to call in sick as Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has accused it of doing.
Norman Cooling, then a Marine Corps colonel, at a meeting at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, June 21, 2011.

A Marine general said he’d rather ‘his daughter work in a brothel than be a Marine pilot.’ A female pilot called that ‘unconsc...

The Corps is weighing what to do with a general who "devalued" women at his command. His offensive comments are triggering controversy.
Bessie Coleman is one of many impressive women in aviation history.

13 groundbreaking female pilots throughout history who shattered the glass ceiling

Throughout history, groundbreaking female pilots have shattered the glass ceiling by taking to the skies.
An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX airplanes parked at the Boeing Factory in Renton.

Regulators can’t decide how much training pilots need to fly the Boeing 737 Max, and it could result in even longer delays to the aircraft’...

The Federal Aviation Administration, Europe, and Canada are looking at simulator training and other possible criteria before the 737 Max can return.
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at a press conference after Boeing's annual shareholders meeting in Chicago in April.

Boeing could have prevented 2nd 737 Max crash by listening to pilots, a union said as it accused the company of a ‘poisoned, diseased philosophy...

The Allied Pilots Association said the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash could have been avoided if Boeing listened to pilots after the Lion Air crash.

Amazon threatens to cut its business with a cargo airline that delivers its packages if it can’t reach a deal with frustrated pilots

Pilots are sounding the alarm that short staffing and inexperienced pilots could lead to another deadly crash, like the one that happened in February.