Pakistan is set to release a captured Indian pilot in a “peace gesture” aimed at easing tensions with its nuclear archrival, after aerial clashes ignited fears of a dangerous conflict in South Asia. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who has become the face of the crisis between Islamabad and New Delhi,[…]
An ex-Emirates pilot has told RT that the company forces its pilots to take heavy workloads by “bullying” them into accepting tough rosters, amid mounting reports from other pilots of Dubai-based airlines in the wake of the FlydubaiGate scandal. The Emirates airlines’ management displays a callous disregard for the needs[…]
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says it is concerned by claims being made by individuals who have limited access to the estimated 17 000 pilots operating in South Africa concluding that they might be unfit to fly mentally. This follows a Sunday Times report that SA is[…]
A pilot died in a helicopter crash while fighting fire in Cape Point on Sunday, Cape Town mayor Patrica de Lille said. “I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of the legendary pilot, Willem “Bees” Marais who died in a helicopter crash whilst providing aerial combatting against the fire[…]
Jordan’s king has vowed to wage a “harsh” war against the Islamic State group after its members burned a captive Jordanian pilot in a cage and released a video of the killing. The images have sent waves of revulsion across the region. King Abdullah II consulted with military chiefs Wednesday[…]
The horrific images of Moath al-Kasasbeh, the Jordanian pilot captured in December, being burned alive by members of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is “barbaric, inhuman and condemned in the strongest terms”, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) said in a statement on Wednesday. Jordan hanged two Iraqi prisoners[…]
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