Category Archives: Training

Reducing Pilot Error

On the evening of December 28th, 1978, United Airlines flight 173 was making its final approach into Portland, Oregon. Upon lowering the landing gear, only the nose-gear down indicator light illuminated green. No green lights came on for the main wheels. The approach was abandoned and the aircraft entered a holding pattern to sort out […]

Do pilots have to go through regular testing?

Yes. Commercial airline pilots are subject to strict recurrent training required by their relevant aviation authority. This keeps them in regular practice should they ever have to deal with an emergency. Luckily, emergency situations are quite rare in real life so this training is carried out in a flight simulator usually over a two day […]