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“We run our own flight operation”

BY YARDENA MALKA Issue 4 – September 2019   365 days, 300 flying hours, one team and one aircraft. Martina Hierle (32) has been working as a system engineer and technical pilot at RUAG in Oberpfaffenhofen since October 2017. What kind of challenges does her job involve? How does she get the right work-life balance?…

Airdrops: Last resort from above

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN Issue 3 – March 2019   Imagine you are stranded in your hometown. You live with constant electrical blackouts, clean drinking water is scarce, and slowly the supermarket is running out of food. There are people in the world for whom this horror is a reality. In Syria, for example, according to…

The right stuff

BY CHRISTINE ANNE BERGER Issue 2 – September 2018   Quite a few pilots have made history since Daedalus crafted one of the first pair of wings. According to the FAA, in 2016 there were 584,362 pilots worldwide, and 6.71 percent of them were women. These numbers include private, commercial and transport pilots. Many airline…

A lifeline over the Amazon

BY SANTIAGO RIVAS Issue 1 – February 2018   A trip with the Venezuelan Air Force along the course of the Amazon. Our mission: to provide a vital link between civilization and the indigenous communities of the Amazon. Our mission: the vital link We started our day leaving Puerto Ayacucho and made our way to…

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