Category: Pilots

American Airlines MD-80

McDonnell Douglas/Boeing MD-80 Airliner

  August 26, 2021 On this date in 1980 the FAA certified the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 airliner for operation with two pilots.  This certification was revolutionary, most airlines at the time operated with three crew members in the cockpit: pilot, a co-pilot and a flight engineer.  Before 1980 the presence

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Aviation Leadership

John Gagliano is honored to have been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) for a three-year term, beginning in 2020.  NAFI is the preeminent national organization of flight instructors that supports a commitment to professionalism and aviation excellence. NAFI’s mission also promotes the

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