Living in the Age of Airplanes. More than a movie

Living in the age of airplanes. (National Geographic Studios)

At the opening of the film, Living in the Age of Airplanes, narrator Harrison Ford suggests that you “leave behind everything you know about airplanes”. While this may seem at odds with the title, it is indeed sage advice, for only with a blank canvas can one truly appreciate the significance of this … [Read more...]

Sully the movie – one pilot’s perspective

For those yet to see the movie Sully, I highly recommend it. I came away entertained, and as an Airbus A320 pilot, pleased with the technical accuracy. Obviously the culling demands of screenwriting call for year-long investigations to be severely paraphrased and certain items were tweaked for dramatic … [Read more...]

Stats show the changing fortunes of Qantas International

Buried within the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics’ latest monthly international airline activity report is a remarkable stat. For the month of November 2015, Qantas flew 10.7 per cent more international passengers into and out of Australia than it did in November 2014. When was the … [Read more...]