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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."

Short Stuff: Dead Bodies and Airline Codes

Did you know there are airline codes for pilots and flight attendants? And some of them have to do with dead bodies on board? Learn all about it today!

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.

The Trials and Tribulations of the 737 MAX

What happened with Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft and why did the CEO of the company appear before the US Congress? We learn about the flight control system that led to tragedy and the controversy surrounding it.

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