pilots

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Thousands of Holiday Flights Don't Have Pilots After a Glitch at American Airlines

Apparently the carrier's computer system allowed way too many crew members to take time off in December.
Drew Schwartz
11.29.17
drone war

'I Can’t Feel My Toes': Read Chilling Testimonials from US Drone Pilots

A new RAND study on the mental health of America's drone personnel offers a raw glimpse at the psychological toll of the job.
Ben Sullivan
5.3.17
Stuff

Flight Attendants Tell Us About Their Drunkest Passengers

Next time you fly, maybe bring a hazmat suit.
Caroline Thompson
9.5.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Nine people were killed and 40 more were injured in Chicago gun violence over the weekend, LAX was evacuated after police received false reports of gunshots, the US accepts its 10,000th Syrian refugee, and more.
VICE Staff
8.29.16
machines

Here’s the Internal Presentation the FBI Uses to Train Surveillance Pilots

“Pay attention this will get mind bending,” one slide reads.
Joseph Cox
8.9.16
Features

The Spaceship Engineers Who Build Their Own Planes

When they’re not building futuristic aircraft at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Elliot and Justin test DIY airplanes for the right stuff.
Sarah Scoles
11.5.15
All Fronts

How Tomorrow's Battles Will Be Fought in Augmented Reality

Sophisticated technologies may optimise a soldier’s situational awareness, and ply him or her with information.
Emiko Jozuka
9.15.15
DRONES

The Number of Drones Getting Too Close to Planes Is on the Rise

The FAA released its full archive of reports. While many were not necessarily dangerous, there were some scary close calls.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.24.15
News

Why the Fuck Do Air Shows Still Exist?

The mild enjoyment of watching a plane do a loop-the-loop really doesn't justify the horrific consequences when that loop-the-loop goes wrong.
Joshua Surtees
8.24.15
uber

There's Now an Uber for Drones

Well, it’s kinda like Taskrabbit too, but that doesn’t roll off the tongue.
Clinton Nguyen
8.13.15
News

How a Buggy iPad Update Caused Widespread Flight Delays

Does paper have a place in the sky, after all?
Jordan Pearson
4.29.15
News

We Asked an Aviation Psychiatry Expert Why Pilots Might Have Psychotic Breaks

Why would someone like copilot Andreas Lubitz crash a plane deliberately when he seemed so healthy and happy?
Mike Pearl
3.27.15
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