"During the Second World War there were ferry pilot
pools where someone would deliver an aircraft to someone else.
Her final training report in July 1944 read: "This pilot promises to become a ferry pilot
of high order.
The ferry pilot
further reported that the autopilot disconnect/trim interrupt switch on the pilot's control yoke worked as it should.
If you must have the plane that's melted into the ramp, don't even consider flying it--or hiring a ferry pilot
to fly it--until it has been given an extensive annual inspection.
Ten years ago: Richard Smith, a Staten Island ferry pilot
, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a crash that killed 11 in October 2003, acknowledging that he'd passed out at the helm after arriving at work with medication in his system.
Time is granted and Verity writes frantically of her friendship with Maddie Brodatt, Special Operations ferry pilot
, one of a few women pilots used to transport special passengers.
The lieutenant ferry pilot
was delivering a UH-1N Huey from NAS Midwest to NAS Atlantic Coast.
He volunteered for the Royal Navy in 1941 and was taught to fly in Canada, later spending much of the War as a ferry pilot
in North Africa.
After preflight, the ferry pilot
took off, climbed to 1500 feet and headed out over water.
Rickman's account of Love and the birth of the WASP Ferry Pilot
program is told with enthusiasm and drama, and will be of interest to any fan of aviation history and women's studies.
The crew, a Spectator Grupa pilot and a contract ferry pilot
, heard a bang at 18,000 feet during the descent into AGC, which was followed by a left-engine low fuel pressure warning.