Aviation Safety

FAA Launches General Aviation Safety Program

March 28, 2011

FAA safety teams will visit close to 100 GA events beginning April 2, beginning with the annual Sun ‘n Fun gathering in Lakeland, FL., in an effort to engage pilots in safety and awareness programs and discussions with the goal of bringing fatal accident rates for general aviation down another 10 per cent in the […]

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February 16, 2011

If you have flown commercially at all, you probably have had one of those commercial airline flights which caused you to wonder if you were going to get to the ground safely.  In fact, you might have been scared almost to death. It has happened to me.  I was on a regional propjet out of […]

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Helicopter Safety – Why Helicopters Crash and How to Prevent Accidents

February 1, 2011

There has been much on the internet lately about helicopter crashes and their causes.  Not only do the accidents continue, but it seems every day someone is sending out messages–with a wide range of credibility–giving his or her view on why helicopters crash. It’s time we weighed in by starting a new, ongoing series concerning […]

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Protecting Our Youngest Travelers

December 13, 2010

The Department of Transportation sent out an FAA reminder shortly before the holiday season began concerning the safety of children on commercial airlines: The safest place for child on board a plane is in a child safety seat or a device based on your child’s weight – NOT in your lap.

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Criminalization of Aviation Accidents

December 10, 2010

The announcement by the court in France of criminal convictions for the United States’ Continental Air Lines and one of its mechanics in the aftermath of the Concorde crash on July 25, 2000 sent shivers down the spines of all who care about aviation safety.  As we discuss in this post, criminalizing non-intentional careless conduct—ordinary […]

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Aviation Resources: Air Data Research

December 3, 2010

For almost any type of information on aircraft, aircraft issues, and a comprehensive look at almost any aviation issue, we recommend John Eakin and his company, Air Data Research.  John has been flying or fixing aircraft for over 40 years, and holds  Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, and Airframe and Powerplant mechanic certificates.  He has […]

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