Opening the Doors of Aviation
First Officer Camila Turrieta is committed to helping others overcome bigotry, financial barriers, and other obstacles to achieve their own dreams of flying. She’s working to ensure all airline pilots feel respected. And she’s helping to make systemic changes to enable future generations of airline pilots from all walks of life and backgrounds— regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation— to feel that the piloting profession is accessible to them.
Success amid Engine Failure
First Officer Ed Gagarin had just completed his initial operating experience (IOE) training for Boeing 777s the morning of February 13, 2018, when he boarded United Airlines Flight 1175 as an observer member of the crew (OMC), sitting in the jumpseat. Captained by Christopher Behnam along with Captain Paul Ayers, who was first officer that […]
The day began with a smattering of clouds and fog with relatively low visibility — nothing too unusual for Captain James Judkins and First Officer Michael Oates. Delta Air Lines Flight 1990 had taken off from Atlanta Hartsfield on December 23, 2014, with more than 100 passengers and crewmembers on board. Destined for Savannah, Ga., […]