Chris Smith

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Aviation author and commercial pilot based in the UK, with close to twenty years in the industry.
Airlines Routes

Ethiopian Airlines Poised to Connect Malta to the US

Talks are underway to allow Ethiopian Airlines to fly from Addis Ababa to the United States via Malta.

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Michigan Charity Inspires Future Pilots

As the airline industry stares at a looming staff crisis in the years ahead, a not-for-profit organization in Michigan has

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A Pilot’s View: Overflying The Himalayas

There are very few routes that allow aircraft to fly over the Himalayan mountain range. Join Capt. Smith on one

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BA Euroflyer Receives Air Operator’s Certificate

BA Euroflyer is the airline's latest attempt at making its short-haul operation at London Gatwick (LGW) viable.

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SAS Sends First A350 to Storage

SAS has decided to mothball one of today's most efficient long-haul aircraft, the A350.

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Lufthansa Reactivates First A380 From Storage

The first of Lufthansa's (LH) A380s has been flown to Frankfurt, where it will undergo various checks before re-entering service

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The Science behind Go-Arounds

Go-arounds are rarely flown in practice, but appear at some point in recurrent simulator training.

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ITA Airways Arrives at Tokyo Haneda

ITA Airways (AZ) has launched its inaugural service to Tokyo Haneda (HND) from its Rome (FCO) hub.

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Why Sleeping Pilots Shouldn’t Be Disciplined

Do high-flyers who microsleep deserve to have their reputations and possibly careers ruined if this episode became public knowledge?

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How Do Pilots Calculate If They Can Land Safely?

Let's take a more practical approach to understand the calculations pilots perform before they land.

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