What’s your TYPE? – For Pilots

Saturday, 11 June 2016 by

Here’s an op-ed’ish’ feature for all my fellow pilots and aspiring student pilots. I get asked this a lot. Do I need a type rating? Is a type rating worth it? Does a type rating better my chances of landing a job in the airlines? While these are all relevant questions and as of May

The Obligations of Pan Am 73’s Pilots

Thursday, 14 April 2016 by

I just got out of Ram Madhvani’s ‘Neerja’ and on the way down the multiplex staircase, heard this group talk about the Pilot’s cowardice for running away from the airplane. The brave heart Neerja Bhanot saved 340 lives on Pan Am 73 but has the movie failed at addressing the fundamentals of the hijack? Were

Flight Briefings

Thursday, 14 April 2016 by

As a kid, I traveled extensively by air (thanks to my mother who’s a former airline employee) and consider myself to be a lucky ‘airline brat’ compared to other kids back in the day who had the privilege of visiting the cockpit! That being said, I literally grew up observing procedures in the cockpit and