Tag: pilots

How American Pilots Formed the Kosciuszko Squadron During War War I to Help the Polish Fight the Soviets Invasion

Near the end of World War I, the Russian Empire, its army rent by defeat after costly defeat and with morale ebbing, collapsed. Bread riots, strikes, and a mutinous army forced Czar Nicholas II Romanov to abdicate on March 15, 1917. After three centuries of Romanov control, the Russian Empire dissolved into a provisional government,…


Southwest Employees Rattled by Big-Brother-Style Policies

Southwest Airlines and a labor union seem to have learned little from the case of pro-life flight attendant Charlene Carter, several longtime employees told The Epoch Times. This summer, a federal jury unanimously awarded Carter more than $5 million, declaring that Southwest illegally fired her in 2017 for “protected speech”—and that her union helped get…


U.S. Military Strength Downgraded to Weak: Heritage Foundation Report

The U.S. military is at growing risk of not being able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests, according to an annual report released by The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based conservative think tank. “This is the logical consequence of years of sustained use, underfunding, poorly defined priorities, wildly shifting security policies, exceedingly…


US Military Strength Downgraded to Weak: Heritage Foundation Report

The U.S. military is at growing risk of not being able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests, according to an annual report released by The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based conservative think tank. “This is the logical consequence of years of sustained use, underfunding, poorly defined priorities, wildly shifting security policies, exceedingly…


Whistleblower Fears COVID-19 Shots Pose Aviation Dangers

A chorus of whistleblowers alleging that COVID-19 inoculations may have turned pilots into airborne ticking time bombs seems to be growing louder. Experienced military, medical, and aviation personnel are citing increasing concerns about potential catastrophic side effects of the shots—such as strokes, heart attacks, or pulmonary embolisms—occurring during flights. The whistleblowers allege that federal mandates…


Tenfold Increase in Pilots Complaining of Fatigue in June as Airlines Push to Recoup Lost Revenue: Expert

An increasing number of pilots are complaining of fatigue as airlines across the United States work to make up for lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Allied Pilots Association Communications Chair Dennis Tajer. Allied Pilots Association is the labor union representing American Airlines pilots. Speaking to Fox Business, Tajer said that there was a fourfold increase in…


US, Allies Discuss Possible Training for Ukrainian Air Force

ASPEN, Colorado—The United States and allies are starting to examine possible training for Ukrainian pilots as part of a long-term effort to potentially help Kyiv build a future Ukrainian air force, Air Force Chief of Staff General Charles “CQ” Brown told Reuters. With the West’s provision of anti-aircraft weaponry, Ukraine has been able to prevent…


Air Travel Complaints Dip, Still Over 200 Percent Pre-Pandemic Levels

With disruptions marking a rocky return to U.S. domestic air travel in recent months, official figures show that complaints against airline service remain 200 percent above pre-pandemic levels despite a 15 percent monthly decline in May. The Biden administration is keeping a watch on airlines to deter unrealistic flight scheduling and ensure airlines comply with consumer…


China’s Air Force Is Training in South Africa

Commentary China is training its air force pilots in South Africa by using former French pilots, according to a new report. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) uses a subsidiary and partner of its largest aerospace-defense contractor, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), to do the job. AVIC purchased and partners with South African pilot training…


Exclusive: Pilots Injured by COVID Vaccines Speak Out: ‘I Will Probably Never Fly Again’

In interviews with The Defender, pilots injured by COVID-19 vaccines said despite a “culture of fear and intimidation” they are compelled to speak out against vaccine mandates that rob pilots of their careers — and in some cases their lives. As a commercial pilot, Bob Snow had long looked forward to seeing his daughter follow…