Halloween Darwin Awards Aviation Style!

RIP TO THE “PILOT’S PILOT” BOB HOOVER whom both Chuck Yeager and Jimmy Doolittle called, “the greatest stick-and-rudder pilot who ever lived.” From WWII fighter pilot to ’50’s test pilot, to show-stopping aerobatics, Bob did it all. GODSPEED, BOB THE AVIATION COMMUNITY WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. Story: http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/simply-the-best-10490510/?no-ist —  —  — Halloween Darwin Awards Aviation […]

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Sully Movie and Miracle on the Hudson Lessons

Sully Movie and Miracle on the Hudson Lessons . . .  The “Miracle on the Hudson” has fairly become the stuff of legend. But the stuff of legend is, by definition, not necessarily the stuff of fact. Sully Movie and Miracle on the Hudson Lessons Many aviation enthusiasts have already seen the new hit movie, […]

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The Legacy of ValuJet 592

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the ValuJet 592 tragedy.   On May 11, 1996, Flight 592’s McDonnell-Douglas DC-9 crashed into the Everglades a mere eleven minutes after takeoff from Miami, killing all 110 people on board.   On takeoff, improperly packaged and labeled oxygen generators in the cargo compartment caught fire, which quickly spread […]

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Understanding #AirAsia8501

Aircraft accident investigations serve an important purpose: to learn what happened, so we can learn from what happened.   Thank you for your patience, folks. It’s finally here!   Captain Bill Palmer’s (Understanding Air France 447) and my analysis for Airways Magazine of the tragically avoidable December, 2014 AirAsia A320 accident. The full article appears in our April […]

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#Osh14 Part – 1: The Pilgrimage

Did you catch it? I hope you were able to tune in last night to our LIVE BROADCAST on simpleflight.net, on location at EAA Airventure world headquarters, here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin! We had a fantastic time chatting about all things #avgeek, from our upcoming Oshkosh Odyssey, to the evolution of CRM, to the fabled “Looming Pilot […]

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In Memorium: MH17

In Memorium of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in Eastern Ukraine today, the Cap’n Aux post, “Top 10 Things to Never Say to a Pilot” will be on blackout for 24 hours. The blog will post Friday, 7/18 at 1100 MST/1800 GMT. For more information on MH17, see: Story: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28354856 What we know: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28357880 Photo of MH17 departing Schiphol […]

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