Boeing forecasts rising demand for pilots, mechanics

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At this week’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Boeing released a new forecast showing continued strong demand for airline pilots and maintenance technicians as the world’s airlines add 38,000 airplanes to the global fleet over the next 20 years.

Boeing’s 2015 Pilot and Technician Outlook projects that between 2015 and 2034, the world will require 558,000 new airline pilots and 609,000 new airline maintenance technicians. [Read more…]

Video: Inside the Dreamliner’s flight deck

The new video offers the full flight routine and a new experience: Viewers can choose between camera angles to see the full airplane and the pilots inside the flight deck.

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The devil is in the details

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A slightly different rudder leads a master restorer to a true aviation find

By DAVID NIXON

It has been said, “the devil is in the details.” This is especially so in aviation. Whether you are flying or fixing an airplane, the details matter.

For an aircraft museum it is doubly important. The Western Antique Airplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River, Ore., prides itself as having the most authentically restored aircraft in its collection. This attention to detail led to discovering and buying a very special airplane, the prototype 1933 Stearman Model 70, NX571Y, which is now being restored at the museum by the head of restoration, Tom Murphy, for museum founder Terry Brandt.

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New WAI scholarships available

Despite the deadline to apply for a Women in Aviation International scholarship having come and gone, two new scholarships are now available for 2012. These new scholarships bring the total to 73 individual scholarships valued at $520,900 to be awarded to WAI members.

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