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Best historic AvWeek covers ever. Cool!
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A Navy Seal's technique for controlling your mental state. Good stuff!
The FAA has proposed a new rule requiring that simulators accurately reflect an aircraft’s handling characteristics up to 10 degrees beyond the stall AOA (Read the full Aviation Week Network article HERE).
While it’s a step forward in recognizing a shortfall in perishable piloting skills, we as a community have a stick and rudder problem, not […]
Tony Tyler, Director General and CEO of IATA said of the results, “Last year’s very strong performance, against a weaker economic backdrop, confirms the strong demand for aviation connectivity. But even as the appetite for air travel increased, consumers benefitted from lower fares compared to 2014.” Find out more.
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Demand for "aviation connectivity" at a five year high. Good news! Not suprisingly, the Asia-Pacific market is leading the surge.
United's all-female crew stands out amidst the low percentage of women who are certificated to fly airplanes in the US. With a monumental pilot shortage looming, there has never been a better time to look skyward.
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I finished USAF pilot training in 1990 as one of 25 female ROTC cadets accepted into the program that year. Now, in 2016, women
still make up only 4% of certificated pilots. Whether it's mindset, bias, training or social pressure, it's time to take to the skies, ladies!
Business Aviation Insider, March/April 2011 (https://www.nbaa.org/news/insider/2011/03/upset-recovery-training.php#.Vi5b8VyQiGg.facebook)
Upset recovery training (URT) has been a staple of military flight instruction in the United States for decades, but there is now growing awareness that the skills learned in such courses are valuable assets for business pilots as well. In fact, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued an Information […]
In an article published in Aviation Daily this April, John Croft reports that Delta Airlines is the first major airline to use third party upset recovery and prevention training (UPRT) in the wake of accidents caused by loss of control (LOC) such as the Colgan Air accident near Buffalo in 2009. The article states: […]
These are the first three steps to bringing an upset aircraft back under control, and something US Air Force pilots-in-training practice each and every time they go out on a contact sortie. The “recognize, confirm, recover” mantra transfers to instrument recoveries as well. Regardless of whether there is a visible horizon or not, the […]
This article by John Croft was first published on FlightGlobal’s website in October 2009. It is interesting in that it cites a study by the US FAA’s Office of Aviation Medicine which revealed a “large disparity” between how pilots with aerobatic backgrounds perform compared to those with only ground-based simulator experience when recovering an […]