Anonymous Pilot Talks About The Best And Worst Parts Of The Job

A couple of weeks ago, my pilot friend, Mike* answered some questions for us about life as a pilot. The response was so huge that I asked him to answer some more for us, and he obliged. This time, we learn about unruly passengers, white-knuckle flying, and unions. » 5/27/14 1:15pm 5/27/14 1:15pm

Do Pilots Hook Up With Flight Attendants? An Airline Pilot Answers

My friend Mike* is a First Officer at a regional airline here in the U.S. He's graciously agreed to answer some questions exclusively for Flight Club about being a pilot, as well as addressing some of the rumors that we hear as travelers about everything from sex to slowing your plane down on purpose. » 5/14/14 2:20pm 5/14/14 2:20pm

Pilot Union Wants Body Scanner Boycott, Favors Genital Pat-Down

Like ExpressJets pilot Michael Roberts, the world's largest union of airline pilots is urging its members to boycott body imaging machines rolling out in airports across the globe. Instead, they want pilots to go for the aggressive genital pat-down. Seriously. » 11/08/10 6:30pm 11/08/10 6:30pm