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How Do Airline Pilots Know Turbulence Is Coming Up?


How do airplane pilots predict turbulence? Learn about turbulence during flights in this HowStuffWorks article.

How Becoming an Airline Pilot Works


Airline pilots have an amazing job with huge responsibilities. Learn what it's like to be a pilot and what it takes to make it in this highly competitive profession.

How Airline Crews Work


"Being an airline crew member can be tiring, but rarely boring. Find out how pilots and flight attendants get you from gate to gate."

How Do Pilots Make Up Time in the Air?


HowStuffWorks finds out how pilots make up time in the sky when their planes leave the airports late.

'Tree-niner-fife': The Global Language of Pilots


Aviation English isn't the same as regular English. HowStuffWorks looks at this specialized pilot's lingo.

Ditching: How Pilots Like 'Sully' Sullenberger Land Planes on Water


Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger is famous for landing a plane on the Hudson River. HowStuffWorks Now explains how pilots execute this amazing feat.

How to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets for the Whole Family


How can you buy cheap airline tickets for the whole family? Visit HowStuffWorks to find out how to buy cheap airline tickets for the whole family.

10 Pioneering Female Pilots (Who Aren't Amelia Earhart)

When women first took to the skies in the early 1900s, popular opinion maintained that the female constitution was too panic-ridden and flighty for the aeronautical job. Nonetheless, a number of women -- in addition to the legendary Amelia Earhart -- defied gender- and race-based discrimination in pursuit of their passion for piloting planes.

Flying Wild Alaska: Award Winning Sled


Pilot Doug Doherty is in a race against time to deliver Lance Mackey's sled to a checkpoint in the Iditarod race.

Flying Wild Alaska: Queezy Flight


John Ponts escorts a group of queezy passengers to Nulato but not before one of them gets sick on the plane.

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