60 Flydubai, Emirates pilots tell RT of fatigue, intimidation, misuse of authority (EXCLUSIVE) – RT 28 March 2016

After a Flydubai whistleblower contacted RT, some 60 people claiming to work or have worked for that airline and Emirates contacted us with allegations of pilot fatigue and airline intimidation. They said complaints led nowhere as the aviation authority took no action, as it is controlled by the same people as the airline. RT has…

Andreas Lubitz and the Global Pilot Scam Threatening Your Safety – The Daily BEAST – 24.3.16

Airlines in Europe push young pilots to the edge in a desperate struggle to live with huge debts as they fly without any job security. It’s enough to drive some mad, like the Germanwings flier who murdered 149 passengers. Looming behind the actions of Andreas Lubitz, who deliberately flew himself and 149 others into a…

Nie mehr Cockpit wegen Depressionen: Ein Pilot erzählt – Berliner Morgenpost – 24 March 2016

Er hatte starke Depressionen, wie Andreas Lubitz am Steuer des Germanwings-Jets: Ein Pilot erzählt, dass er kein Cockpit mehr betritt. Flensburg.  Ein griechisches Restaurant an einer dunklen Flensburger Ausfallstraße. Draußen toben Orkanböen, drinnen weht der Geruch von Suflaki und Gyros durch den Gastraum. Man erwartet keine Gourmetküche bei einem Griechen wie diesem. Man erwartet vernünftige…

QANTAS PILOT BELIEVED TO HAVE DELIBERATELY CRASHED PLANE INTO SEA OFF BYRON BAY -Airline Updates – 24 March 2016

THE pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed his light aircraft into the ocean was a first officer flying internationally for Qantas. Struggling with a broken marriage, Paul Whyte rented a light aircraft from a flying club in Lismore, made one final phone call to his daughters and disappeared into the ocean six nautical…

Pilots ‘worked to death’: Flydubai whistleblower says fatigue-related crash predicted (RT EXCLUSIVE) – 23 March 2016

Aviation experts inspect the flight recorder from the crashed Boeing 737-800 Flight FZ981 operated by Dubai-based budget carrier Flydubai, in Moscow, Russia, March 20, 2016. © Interstate Aviation Committee / Reuters An accident involving a Flydubai plane was inevitable, a former Flydubai captain told RT on condition of anonymity. He revealed that pilots are forced…

Lady Mar – Gulf War Question on pesticide exposure – House of Lords – 22 March 2016

 The Countess of Mar Deputy Chairman of Committees, Deputy Speaker (Lords) To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howeon 15 March (HL6835), whether they accept the findings of the Boston University School of Public Health that research “clearly and consistently” shows that exposure to pesticides and other toxins caused Gulf…