Most of us began as dreamers and poets, all wanting to “slip the surly bonds of earth… dance the skies on laughter silvered wings… and reach out to touch the face of God.” Most know these words came from John Gillespie Magee Jr., who was a World War II Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and poet. Most don’t know that he was killed in a mid-air collision over England in 1941.
Opportunity. It is a concept that helps us cope with the constant change and the flexibility required to endure the pandemic. The aviation industry has been hit hard, and everyone associated with it is having to reinvent themselves in one way or another.
We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 crisis has essentially shut down many flight departments and training organizations around…
Clearly, you don’t want to be in a safety‐sensitive situation when a lapse of attention occurs. For your own safety and that of your passengers and fellow crew, it is imperative that you be reliably alert throughout your duty period. But how do you go about ensuring alertness?
While simulator time is an important part of ensuring that pilots have the skills they need, owner/operators should not underestimate the value of on-aircraft training. Learn why.
The aviation industry is somewhat unique in its talent requirements. Highly skilled and experienced personnel are essential to safe, effective…
In my first 13 years of flying, I faced little more than a dead battery. This past winter, however, I…
The discussion of pilots’ over reliance on automation is in the forefront of most aviation accident investigations. With more than…
After flying with hundreds of students as a flight instructor in the U.S. Navy then as a flight instructor in…
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