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Angels Of The Sky

Angels Of The Sky – The Crew of Pan Am Flight 103

December 21, 1988 was a night that changed the aviation world forever.  Pan Am Flight 103, a Boeing 747-121 (N739PA) had taken off from London Heathrow Airport at 18.25 with 243 passengers and 16 crew members onboard. We all know the horrifying .....

The A – Z Of Airline Pilots.

Pilot, Aeronaut, Commander, Wingman, Co-Pilot, Aviator, Captain, God. There are many names for the boys and girls who sit at the pointy end of our aircraft, pressing all those buttons, drinking endless cups of tea and coffee while dodging other .....

Angels Of The Sky – Uli Derickson TWA Flight 847

The terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001 changed the aviation industry forever. It also altered the way we looked at airline hijackers. Until that fateful day, terrorists had used aircraft, its passengers and crew as bargaining tools. Now they .....

A Tribute To Malaysia Airlines

On March 8, 2014 Malasyia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 disappeared without a trace. Although there has been much speculation, no one knows for certain what exactly happened to the Boeing 777. Just over four months later on July 17, 2014, the airline .....

Angels Of The Sky – Asiana Airlines Flight 214

We’ve heard it all before, “You’re just a glorified waiter/waitress in the sky”. ‘Cart-tarts’, ‘Flight-deck floozies’, my own blog even brands us ‘Trolley Dollies’. True, we serve meals, pour tea and coffee, sell .....

Angels Of The Sky – Ruth Carol Taylor

When boarding an aircraft today, passengers are greeted by cabin crew from all races, nationalities and back grounds. But in 1950s America, the flying world was very different. Racial prejudices and a mountain of strict regulations meant there were .....