Some fortuitous timing in doing chores saved a family that lived in the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv. A few blocks away, things turned out very differently.
The makers of the “Top Gun” sequel discuss the challenges of filming practical aerial stunts.
Airlines are struggling to find enough pilots and to diversify a profession that has been very resistant to change.
Mriya, the world’s largest aircraft, was destroyed in a pivotal battle at the start of the war. It was a beloved symbol for all of Ukraine but perhaps no one misses it more than its first pilot.
A new aircraft being built in Vermont has no need for jet fuel. It can take off and land without a runway. Amazon and the Air Force are both betting on it. So who will be in the cockpit?
Capt. Kevin Larson was one of the best drone pilots in the U.S. Air Force. Yet as the job weighed on him and untold others, the military failed to recognize its full impact. He fled into the California wilderness.
Investigators face a formidable challenge in figuring out why China Eastern Flight 5735 crashed on March 21.
Two industry veterans were at the controls of Flight 5735, which took a sudden dive in good weather. At the crash site in southern China, search crews found wing and engine parts on Thursday.
Many former Afghan Air Force members fear they could be killed by the Taliban if they came out of hiding, but others have joined the nascent Taliban air force.
A T.S.A. officer noticed that the pilot “may have been impaired,” the authorities said. His blood alcohol content was found to be four times the limit for pilots.
Josh Neuman, 22, an American skateboarder, and Haraldur Diego, 50, an Icelandic pilot, were among those said to have died in the crash of a small aircraft.
Love Cloud, an airplane charter business, offers private flights that help couples take their relationships (and relations) to new heights.
The video from December shows Trevor Jacob cursing in panic before leaping with a parachute out of a small plane. Some experts wonder if the crash was a publicity stunt.
The potential for interference between 5G signals and the radio altimeters long used by pilots has divided the telecom and aviation industries.
When Zara Rutherford landed in Belgium on Thursday, she became the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe solo.
Airlines and passengers are ending the year with many of their plans upended. And New Year’s weekend may be bumpy, too.
More than 140 Afghan Air Force pilots and crew members were evacuated to the United Arab Emirates three months after flying into Tajikistan to escape the Taliban.
Detained in Tajikistan, or hiding from the Taliban in Afghanistan, many pilots wonder why the military that trained them is not coming to their aid.
Though the F.B.I. said it was still investigating several pilot reports of seeing someone using a jetpack, it said this week “that pilots might have seen balloons.”
His remarks went viral after he repeated the chant, which is understood to be code for swearing at President Biden, during a Southwest Airlines flight.
Chris Hadfield went viral as an astronaut singing David Bowie in orbit. Now he has written a Cold War thriller packed with cosmic action.
The airline and its pilots union denied that the cancellations were related to the company’s decision to require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Over the course of a year, the company and its unions grappled with when and how to require vaccination for its 67,000 U.S. employees.
The hot-air balloon piloted by Nicholas Meleski crashed into power lines on June 26 in Albuquerque, killing him and all four of his passengers.
Taliban leaders have been pressuring the Uzbek government to turn over the pilots, who fear for the safety of themselves and their families.
Zara Rutherford, 19, left Belgium last week and plans to complete her journey by early November. Bad weather may be the biggest obstacle.
Down to his last rounds of ammunition, with bruises and a leg injury, the unidentified man was rescued by a helicopter crew that just happened by.
The crew members of a cargo plane reported engine trouble early Friday morning, just before they made an emergency landing in the water.
Chesley B. Sullenberger III, who gained fame as the pilot who safely landed a plane in the Hudson River, was among President Biden’s long-awaited first slate of ambassadors.
The strange objects witnessed by Navy pilots remain unexplained, but officials briefed on a new study say they are not secret technology from a classified American program.
As airlines ramp up service, pilots who have been furloughed or laid off need to be retrained in everything from dealing with the control tower to “volcanic ash” scenarios.
In “Test Gods,” Nicholas Schmidle tells the story of Virgin Galactic’s space program, with a focus on the astronauts who are charting new frontiers.
As demand for tickets recovers, airlines are calling back workers, adding flights and planning for a summer they say could be normal.
After months of searching, Indonesian officials say they have found the crucial memory unit from Sriwijaya Air Flight 182. Investigators hope it will help explain why the plane crashed in January.
A Brazilian pilot working for wildcat miners escaped death when his plane went down in a remote area. He walked through the jungle for 36 days before being rescued.
Six travel workers, from a cruise ship crewmember in Manila to a tour bus driver in East Jerusalem, share how the prolonged shutdown has upended their lives.
The loss of Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 on Saturday was a grim start to the year in a sprawling archipelago nation where barely a year goes by without an air disaster.
A World War II fighter ace and Air Force general, he was, according to Tom Wolfe, “the most righteous of all the possessors of the right stuff.”
Kazuo Odachi is one of the last living members of a group never meant to survive. He wants to remind Japan that before its modern success came the sacrifices of the young pilots who gave their lives.
Pilots, flight attendants and other staff are retiring early or taking buyouts and leaves of absence in anticipation of a slow recovery.
A child was waiting to be flown to Anchorage, but the pilot of a LifeMed Alaska flight could not see the runway at the airport in Igiugig, Alaska, officials said.
Before the pandemic, airlines worried about not being able to replace retiring baby boomers. Eager recruits expect to bear the brunt of layoffs.
Cowell is said to be the first woman known to undergo sex reassignment surgery in Britain. But after a splash in the 1950s, she withdrew from public life and died in obscurity.
Lee and Gee never met, but as the only two Chinese-American women pilots during the war, their lives ran a strikingly similar course, and both thwarted layers of prejudice.
He fled Warsaw when the Nazis invaded, flew 100 combat missions, and made a life as an architect in Poland, Egypt and the United States. He died of the coronavirus in New York.
Major carriers are requiring masks on their flight crews. Delta and American Airlines decided that passengers must cover their faces, too.
The episode was being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, which ordered the actor to complete awareness training in 2017.