Need a coronavirus test? You might score one before an Emirates flight.
And a private pilot made a very impressive landing today after a mechanical failure.
Those were some of the day’s travel posts I thought you, too, may find interesting.
Coronavirus Test Included with Emirates Flights?
Business Insider reports that Emirates is administering coronavirus tests to passengers at its Dubai hub. The results are available in just ten minutes.
Emergency Landing on a Quebec City Highway!
A Piper Cherokee pilot in Quebec experienced a mechanical failure today — and successfully landed his plane on a highway. No injuries were reported.
Check out this landing!
— Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) April 16, 2020
The pilot even had the decency to pull over to the right side of the road. That’s far more considerate than many drivers in the world 🙂
Dozens of Delta Jets Parked on Kansas City Runways
KMBC’s Johnny Rowlands flew above MCI — and showed rows of Delta Air Lines planes occupying two of the airport’s runways.
Salt Lake City International Airport Receives $82 Million in Federal Aid
Deseret News writes that SLC will receive some help from the federal government. The airport — which was rattled by an earthquake last month while building a new terminal — is set for an $82 million slice of the CARES Act. (That’s less than the manuals for the new Air Force One aircraft cost, as per Simple Flying.)
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the airport may need two or three years to recover from coronavirus’ impact.
Training and Check Ride Requirements May Hamper Some Pilots Returning to the Sky
USA Today‘s resident airline captain John Cox says, “Returning flight crews to service may be more difficult than the airplanes.” He explains that recurrent training and check rides are the main culprits.
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