Tag: flight

Captain DJ’s Wish

Posted by Patricia C. on 11.11.16

Over the past three years, we’ve been proud to serve as the Official Airline of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and fly hundreds of children and their families across the country to help fulfill their wishes. And just last week we were honored with the opportunity to welcome three-year-old Darrien (DJ) and his parents to San...

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES IN OUR FLIGHT SIMULATOR

Posted by ashley.d on 01.13.16

Have you ever wondered what it’s like be in a flight simulator? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we thought it might be fun to give you a behind-the-scenes sneak peak. And, we’ve got just the person to fill you in – one of our top SIM Instructors & PC Check Pilot, Katharine...

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A Century of Flight

Posted by Sean H. on 02.27.14

Photo courtesy of Brian Blanco/AP Images for IATA On January 1, 2014, commercial aviation marked its 100th anniversary. In 1914, an industry was born when Tony Jannus flew a Benoist airboat from St. Petersburg, Fla., across the bay to Tampa, a 23-minute journey with only a single paying passenger, Abraham C. Pheil. And what a...

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Virgin America Flight Simulator Experience

Posted by Madhu U. on 01.10.14

Virgin America pilots take us for a ride in the flight simulator. Watch how the outside of  the simulator moves as it responds to take-offs and landings. We talked to Capt. Christopher Owens, our chief instructor pilot, about how Virgin America uses our flight simulator. For those of you not familiar with professional flight simulators,...

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