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Parliament 'Adopts' Family of Fallen Greek Pilot

The Greek parliament announced on Friday that it is "adopting" the two children of Giorgos Baltadoros, the pilot of the Mirage 2000-5 jet that crashed into the Aegean on Thursday. In practice this means that Baltadoros' widow and the two...

Turkey Recalls Civilian Pilots for its Air Force

An emergency decree published late last month in Turkey, announced that scores of former fighter jet pilots who are now working in civilian aviation, face a mandatory recall that they have to abide by, or risk losing their licences. Between 200...

Canadair Falls While Fighting Fire at Viotia, Pilots Safe

A firefighting Canadair CL-215 fell while on duty, 1km north of the Titan cement factory on the border between the region of Attica and Viotia, central Greece. The pilots had to conduct an emergency landing on Sunday morning while...

Why Turkish Airlines Prefer Greek Captains

The rapid development of Turkish Airlines has caused the company to seek experienced pilots from abroad. The Turkish carrier employs 77 Greek pilots from its total crew of 4,500 pilots, 800 of which are foreigners. This means that Greeks...