World Pilots’ Day is celebrated on April 26, recognising the contributions of pilots who safely connect millions of passengers around the world every year.
It is believed to have originated from an official day commemorated by the Turkish Airlines Pilots’ Association – with the date picked to commemorate the first flight by a Turkish pilot – but has since been part of wider celebrations commemorated by the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA).
Why not celebrate with us by reading one of our archived columns written by an undercover captain…
- How many pilots are needed to fly a plane?
- Pilot retesting and training following Covid-19 furloughs
- Tipsy passengers, unruly revellers, a cheeky smoke in the loo
- Flying the Boeing 737 Max following its return to service
- What are the most irritating things about passengers?
- What are the best airports to take off from or land at?
- How is it possible to fly to the wrong airport?
- How much of a flight is spent on autopilot?