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The story of America’s only ever unsolved hijacking

On the afternoon of November 24th, 1971, a man under the name of Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 flying between Portland and Seattle. The Hijacking today remains the only unsolved hijacking in American history, hundreds if not thousands of people came forward claiming to know the real Dan Cooper, but was one […]

Hijacked aircraft? The secret emergency codes

How can pilots give a sign to the air traffic controllers if a plane has been hijacked? Today we will talk about the special transponder codes. First of all, what is a transponder? The transponder is a must-have communication device in busy airspaces, it sends signals and gives information about the current aircraft and flight, […]