Mark Vanhoenacker
Pilot and Author, British Airways

Mark Vanhoenacker is a senior first officer with British Airways. He is the author of Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot (2015) and a regular contributor to The New York Times. Contact him via

Written by Mark Vanhoenacker

The parlance of pilots

High above London, Tokyo and Cairo, the language of the cockpit is technical, obscure, geeky – and irresistibly romantic

Mark Vanhoenacker