Category Pilot

The Pilot’s view — Our collection of aviation articles written by Flyingbynumbers’ resident commercial airline Captain, Josh.

A Pilot’s Worst Fear: The Sim Check

A look at the biggest pilot fear, simulators and the sim check

When you think of a pilot’s worst fear, what comes to mind? Smoke, fire, the unknown, even a fear of heights can be some top fears mentioned by pilots. However, if you speak to a commercial airline pilot behind closed…

What is a cruise pilot?

What is a cruise pilot? A look at second officers

Ever heard of a cruise pilot, or spotted a pilot on your flight with only 1 stripe on their uniform? They’re not a common term, but they do exist, and it’s an interesting, niche role, only available at a few…