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Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker is dazzled by Daxing, Zaha Hadid’s $11bn creation
The minimal maps used by pilots are in stark contrast to today’s vivid seatback displays
‘Only after I started to fly did I realise blueness would be one of my job’s most reliable sources of joy’
From navigation systems to managing teams, commercial airlines have learnt a lot from Nasa
A former terminal now offers accommodation, runway views — and a glimpse of aviation’s golden age
Alcock and Brown’s daring 1919 flight featured storms, a spin and a crash-landing in an Irish bog
From the steady hum (it’s not always the engines) to a ‘dog’ barking in cargo, here’s what those sounds mean
Why your jet is lit like a ship, and other lessons in aircraft illumination
On long flights, pilots hand the controls to the ‘heavy crew’ and retreat to their beds
How flying offers new perspectives on the planet
Other kids had posters of bands on their walls, I preferred flight decks
Mark Vanhoenacker bids farewell to the jet that made him fall in love with aviation
As a part-time co-pilot, Willem-Alexander gains an insight into his subjects’ lives
As a 747 pilot he is constantly shuttling travellers around the globe, but where does Mark Vanhoenacker go when he has time to himself?
What is it like to be at the controls of a 747 while everyone else is celebrating Christmas?
Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker explains why he never flies without two handwritten pages in Lithuanian
Tom Robbins picks his books of the year so far