Flying

Kathy McCullough: flying the 747 in Japan (part 1)

I was thrilled when Kathy McCullough accepted my request to share some of her experiences working in her very special office. As a former Northwest Orient Airlines pilot who worked her way up to the mythical position of captain of a Boeing 747, Kathy paints a very vivid picture of how it feels to be …

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AF1980 AKA crossing the channel in an unreasonably oversized aircraft

Back in 2010, A380 weren’t yet a much common sight, in Europe or elsewhere. Only Singapore Airlines, the launch customer, had a few, as well as Qantas and Emirates. The next company to join the whale club was going to be Air France. As usual with new aircraft type introductions this meant short haul training …

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Rocket takeoff on the Emir of Kuwait Boeing 747

It has been a while since I wanted to fly the Kuwait airways (KU) A300. For a long time, it has been flying between Geneva and Frankfurt, alternating with the company A340-300, on the first leg of its fifth freedom flight to Kuwait city.