American Airlines began bankruptcy proceedings a year ago this week, and one expert says the airline has "done a masterful job" with making necessary changes. This analysis details how American Airlines has improved as it nears the end of its bankruptcy case.
American Airlines has announced its intent to offer about 40 positions a month to its furloughed pilots, beginning in January, according to a company hotline announcement. The announcement was made at the same time that pilots began voting on a labor agreement.
Thanksgiving is a time for Scott Spangler to remember everyone in aviation who fostered his love of flying -- including his father -- and in this blog post he urges readers to do the same. "The numbers in my logbook are inconsequential to the scores of aviators and enthusiasts who have taken the time to inspire ... to mentor, and to share the educational moments of their lives and, in the process, to change the course of my life," Spangler writes.
Eric Raymond says his Sunseeker Duo will be "the highest performing solar airplane ever built and the first to carry passengers." The solar flight entrepreneur is trying to garner public support for the project, along with special advantages for donors -- including rides in the finished model after it's tested.
Robert Goyer, editor in chief of Flying magazine, thinks flying clubs are crucial for getting more people interested in aviation and praises AOPA's initiatives to expand them. "A good flying club ... gives a pilot everything that he or she needs and it does so very cost effectively," Goyer explains. Clubs give their members "quality instruction, decent airplanes that are available and affordable, easy scheduling and a sense of community."